Fall 2001 DLC Meeting and Conference Summary

Nearly 500 depository librarians, Federal agency representatives, and other Government information professionals attended the 10th annual Federal Depository Library Conference in Alexandria, VA. The U.S. Government Printing Office sponsored the conference, which was held concurrently with the 58th meeting of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer. The Conference constitutes the Nation’s premier event for Government information librarians.

Highlights of the 3-day conference included welcoming remarks by Virginia State Senator Patricia S. Ticer, presentations on new products and services by representatives from 18 Federal agencies, and discussions of baseline electronic proficiencies, promotion of depository library services to the public, and disaster planning.

Technical sessions on cataloging, archiving electronic information resources, and enhancing the GPO Access Web site rounded out the program. Tours of the U.S. Senate Library, the Smithsonian’s Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the U.S. Department of Justice Library, and GPO’s Library Programs Service were also conducted for conference participants.