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Strategic Plan for the Future of the FDLP

GPO is developing a strategic plan for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) that looks forward 5-10 years. There were initial discussions at the Spring 2008 meeting of the Depository Library Council. At that meeting we discussed the vision, mission, and assumptions. We also began a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis of the FDLP. Discussion continued at the fall meeting where program goals were determined.

For those who were unable to attend the Council meetings, or for those who want a refresher of the session, there are links on this page to the presentation and the discussion. Other related links are included below as well.

The discussion from the last two meetings of the Depository Library Council on the future and strategic direction of the FDLP was incorporated into a draft strategic plan, which is posted below. It will be updated with more details once input is received from the depository library community and the strategic direction is approved by the Council. GPO invites your comments and thoughts on the draft plan as well as your vision of the FDLP of the future. Please use the comment form.

The Strategic Plan

Draft- Federal Depository Library Program Strategic Plan, 2009-2014: Creating an Imformed Citizenry and Improving Quality of Life Draft- (04/17/2009) - Federal Depository Library Program Strategic Plan, 2009-2014: Creating an Informed Citizenry and Improving Quality of Life

icon Draft- (01/15/2009) - Federal Depository Library Program Strategic Plan, 2009-2014: Creating an Informed Citizenry and Improving Quality of Life

Related Links:

Future of FDLP: Strategic Planning, Part 2Future of FDLP: Strategic Planning, Part 2
Presentation from the 08 Fall DLC Meeting

Letter from Ric Davis, Acting Superintendent of Documents and Director LSCM Letter from Ric Davis, Acting Superintendent of Documents and Director, LSCM
Letter to all depository library directors inviting discussion about the value of the FDLP and the library's participation in it.

Shaping and Transforming the Future of the FDLP Shaping and Transforming the Future of the FDLP
Presentation from 08 Spring DLC Meeting

Future of the FDLP: Transcript of Presentation on Strategic Planning Future of the FDLP: Transcript of Presentation on Strategic Planning
Transcript from 08 Spring DLC Meeting

Planning the FDLP of the Future: What Shape Will it Take? Planning the FDLP of the Future: What Shape Will it Take?
Presentation from the Interagency Depository Seminar, 2008

A Strategic Vision for the 21st Century A Strategic Vision for the 21st Century
GPO Publication, 2004

Knowledge Will Forever Govern Knowledge Will Forever Govern
A vision statement for Federal depository libraries prepared by the Depository Library Council. September 29, 2004

Knowledge Will Forever Govern Value Proposition for the FDLP
This document highlights the many benefits afforded to libraries that serve as Federal depositories. This Value Proposition is an important tool in helping libraries to articulate the value that comes with depository designation. November 2009

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