Breeze into Fall with Free Webinars from GPO this September

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Check out the free, educational webinars this September from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).

These sessions are presented virtually through GPO's FDLP Academy. Presenters from GPO, other Federal Government agencies, and from Federal depository libraries across the Nation will present on topics related to Federal Government information and the Federal Depository Library Program.

Don't miss these upcoming webinar sessions:

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation from GPO for each webinar they attend.

GPO's FDLP Academy also offers free access to recorded webcasts related to Federal Government information. We recently posted a new recording:

View our complete archive of recorded webinars and webcasts. All are encouraged to share and re-post information about these free training opportunities with others.

News & Events

June 17, 2021
Do you find it hard to track usage of electronic Government information at your library? You can set up the PURL Usage Reporting Tool to... Read More ...
June 16, 2021
Library Services & Content Management is pleased to announce that GPO’s Depository Distribution unit is back to full capacity and... Read More ...
June 16, 2021
Today, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) will perform scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Wednesday, June 16,... Read More ...
June 15, 2021
The Superintendent of Documents (SOD) continues to seek your thoughts about the proposed draft revision of Depository Guidance... Read More ...
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Help your library users with Government information in multiple languages. View the FDLP Academy webinar: Not Just in English Anymore: Locating and Using Government Resources in Other Languages. Find publications in over 100 different languages in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, including:

Point Spanish speakers to resources in the Spanish Language Documents: Online Resources LibGuide and distribute FDLP brochures in Spanish, available through Order FDLP Promotional Materials for both for depository and non-depository library audiences.

Serials Processing Working Group

Take a closer look at all the Congressional Serial Set contains on American Indian and Alaskan Natives. Our partner at the University of Oklahoma College of Law has a wonderful digital collection of American Indian and Alaskan Native documents published in the Serial Set from 1817-1899.

Here are just a couple of examples of what you find:

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Katrina Stierholz served on the DLC from 2006-2009. She has continued her work at the St. Louis Fed, where she works on ensuring that the public has access to economic data through FRED, economic and financial documents through FRASER, and economic curriculum through Econ Lowdown. Stierholz was a founding member of the Missouri Hub, a project to connect Missouri institutions to DPLA. Currently, she is working on leveraging FRED as a tool for data literacy activities for librarians and other educators.


The Superintendent of Documents is seeking comments on the guidance document, Federal Depository Libraries Relinquishing Their Designation, though June 25, 2021. Learn more.

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June is Great Outdoors Month! it’s time to encourage people to get outside and recreate responsibly! Whether they are headed to a national park or other lands protected with the help of NPS programs and partners, let visitors know how they can experience, enjoy, and learn from the outdoors. As we continue to also celebrate 100 Years of Health, share the importance of health for all and how every person can benefit from being outdoors.


Have you spotted a UFO? Check out Project Blue Book – Unidentified Flying Objects from the U.S. Air Force (CGP record).


GPO congratulates FDLP veteran, Dotty Ormes on her retirement from Southern Oregon University. Dotty devoted 20 years to working with Government documents. She “loved exploring the stories behind Government documents and coming to the FDL Conference in D.C. to give presentations about my work with students.” Thank you, Dotty, for your years of work and dedication!

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