Events and Conferences

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FDLP events are designed to highlight Federal information products and services, offer continuing education opportunities, address issues related to the FDLP, share ideas, and provide networking opportunities for the Federal depository community.

Events are announced via FDLP News and Events.

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) sponsors these FDLP events through the FDLP Academy:

Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meetings

The Depository Library Council serves as an advisory committee to the Director, GPO, and the Superintendent of Documents. DLC Meetings are intended to provide a forum for Council members to discuss topics that may result in guidance for the Director, GPO, and the Superintendent of Documents. Members of the Federal depository library community and other information professionals are invited to attend and provide feedback to DLC members.

Federal Depository Library Conference

The Federal Depository Library Conference is a multi-day in-person event held in the Washington DC metro area, with numerous sessions also broadcast virtually. Targeted to Federal depository library staff and other U.S. Government information professionals, the conference is the largest annual gathering devoted to U.S. Government information librarianship in the country.

During the conference, the Depository Library Council meets to provide a forum for Council members, GPO staff, and the audience to discuss topics that may result in DLC guidance to GPO. Conference educational programs include presentations by Federal depository community members, Federal agency representatives, GPO staff, or other U.S. Government information professionals. Multiple tracks are available and are oriented toward a wide range of experience and interests. The conference also features presentation of the Library of the Year Award and valuable networking opportunities with FDLP colleagues.

DLC Meetings & Conferences

Host City Meeting Dates Theme
All-Virtual October 18-20, 2021 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 21, 2021 Spring 2021 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
All-Virtual October 20-23, 2020 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 22, 2020 Spring 2020 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 21-23, 2019 (broadcast virtually) 2019 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 15-17, 2019 Spring 2019 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 22-24, 2018 (Broadcast Virtually) 2018 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 18–20, 2018 Spring 2018 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 16–18, 2017 (broadcast virtually) Safeguarding Government Information Access for All
All-Virtual April 26-27, 2017 Spring 2017 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 17–19, 2016 (broadcast virtually) Making It Happen Together: Demonstrating Results
All-Virtual April 27-29, 2016 Blueprint for Change: From Planning to Action
Arlington, VA October 19-21, 2015 (broadcast virtually) A Rich History, A Vibrant Future
All-Virtual April 28-30, 2015 Navigating through Change: The Conversation Continues
All-Virtual December 2-4, 2014 Focusing on Service
Washington, DC April 30-May 2, 2014 (broadcast virtually) Federal Depository Library: Connecting Communities
All-Virtual December 3-5 and 10–12, 2013 Expanding the Framework: Engage and Discuss
Washington, DC October 21-23, 2013 (Cancelled) Due to U.S. Government shutdown this meeting was cancelled
All-Virtual April 23–25, 2013 Partners in Preservation: Government Information for Future Generations
Arlington, VA October 15-18, 2012 (broadcast virtually) Celebrating the Past, Building the Future Together
Arlington, VA October 17-20, 2011 2011 Fall DLC Summary
San Antonio, TX April 4-6, 2011
Arlington, VA October 18-20, 2010
Buffalo, NY April 26-28, 2010
Arlington, VA Oct. 19-21, 2009
Tampa Bay, FL April 20-22, 2009
Arlington, VA October 20-22, 2008
Kansas City, MO March 31-April 2, 2008
Arlington, VA October 15-17, 2007
Denver, CO April 15-18, 2007
Washington, DC Oct. 22-25, 2006
Seattle, WA April 2-5, 2006
Washington, DC Oct. 16-19, 2005
Albuquerque, NM April 17-20, 2005
Washington, DC Oct. 17-20, 2004
St. Louis, MO April 18-21, 2004
Arlington, VA Oct. 19-22, 2003
Reno, NV April 6-9, 2003
Arlington, VA Oct. 20-23, 2002
Mobile, AL April 21-24, 2002
Alexandria, VA Oct. 14-17, 2001
San Antonio, TX April 1-4, 2001
Arlington, VA Oct. 22-25, 2000
Newport, RI April 10-12, 2000
Kansas City, MO Oct. 18-21, 1999
Bethesda, MD April 12-15, 1999
San Diego, CA Oct. 19-22, 1998
Arlington, VA April 20-23, 1998
Clearwater Beach, FL Oct. 20-23, 1997
Arlington, VA April 14-17, 1997
Salt Lake City, UT October 21-24, 1996
Arlington, VA April 15-18, 1996
Memphis, TN October 16-18, 1995
Arlington, VA April 10-12, 1995
Salt Lake City, UT October 21-24, 1996
Arlington, VA April 15-18, 1996
Memphis, TN October 16-18, 1995
Arlington, VA April 10-12, 1995
Portland, OR October 24-26, 1994
Arlington, VA April 25-27, 1994
Chicago, IL November 1-3, 1993
Arlington, VA May 17-18, 1993
Washington, DC October 19-20, 1992
Washington, DC 28-Apr-92
Washington, DC October 22-23, 1991
Boston, MA April 17-19, 1991
Arlington, VA October 24-26, 1990
Scottsdale, AZ April 25-27, 1990
Arlington, VA October 18-20, 1989
Pittsburgh, PA March 8-10, 1989
Arlington, VA October 12-14, 1988
Charleston, SC March 9-11, 1988
Washington, DC October 14-16, 1987
San Diego, CA April 1-3, 1987
Washington, DC October 15-17, 1986
St. Louis, MO March 5-7, 1986
Washington, DC October 16-18, 1985
Albuquerque, NM March 27-29, 1985
Washington, DC October 10-12, 1984
Atlanta, GA April 11-13, 1984
Seattle, WA Sept. 15-17, 1983
Arlington, VA April 27-29, 1983
Alexandria, VA Sept. 20-22, 1982
Boston, MA April 26-28, 1982
Alexandria, VA Sept. 28-30, 1981
San Antonio, TX April 13-15, 1981
Alexandria, VA Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 1980
St. Paul, MN April 28-30, 1980
Alexandria, VA October 15-17, 1979
San Francisco, CA April 9-11, 1979
Alexandria, VA October 9-11, 1978
New Orleans, LA April 16-18, 1978
Arlington, VA October 16-18, 1977
Boulder, CO April 25-26, 1977
Washington, DC October 21-22, 1976
Columbus, OH April 22-23, 1976
Washington, DC October 23-24, 1975
Storrs, CT April 14-15, 1975
Washington, DC October 29-30, 1974
New York, NY July 6, 1974
Chicago, IL January 25, 1974
Las Vegas, NV June 28, 1973
Washington, DC February 2, 1973

New Depository Librarian's Institute

This training seminar focuses on Federal depository library management. It is oriented to new staff (although any Federal depository staff members may attend) and addresses topics such as day-to-day management of tangible and digital collections and item selection profiles, public access requirements, and the role of regional depository libraries. NDI is typically held annually in the fall.

Additional GPO Participation

GPO representatives will participate in meetings sponsored by library or government information organizations or in special events, such as depository library anniversary celebrations.

In addition, GPO participates in a variety of other library-related meetings and conferences sponsored by organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA), American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Special Libraries Association (SLA), Public Library Association (PLA), and FEDLINK.



Enhance your knowledge of Federal Government information through the FDLP Academy.


Go to the FDLP Events Calendar to see upcoming events. Click on the event in the calendar to get more detailed information about the event.