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June 15, 2021
The Superintendent of Documents (SOD) continues to seek your thoughts about the proposed draft revision of Depository Guidance... Read More ...
June 14, 2021
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), MetaLib, and Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD) will undergo routine... Read More ...
June 14, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "An Orientation to Congress.gov." Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00... Read More ...
June 10, 2021
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for May 2021 These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the Catalog of... Read More ...
June 09, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "An Introduction to Benefits.gov." Tuesday, July 13, 2021Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.... Read More ...
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Serials Processing Working Group

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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Shari Laster served on the DLC from 2010-2013, including a term as chair (2012-2013). Currently, Shari is the head of Open Stack Collections at Arizona State University Library, where she is responsible for collections strategies and operations for ASU Library's open stack collections, which include millions of print and openly-accessible digital resources, including federal, state, and local government resources. Shari has continued to hold active leadership roles in ALA GODORT, including a tenure as chair (2017-2018). She is also a project team member with the PEGI Project, a collaborative effort seeking to address long-term access and preservation challenges related to born-digital Government information.


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).


Congrats to FDLP veteran Deborah Mongeau on her upcoming retirement from the University of Rhode Island. Having served for 46 years since 1975, her deep, dark secret was that she never took a Government documents course in library school. She became an accidental FDLP librarian, and right from the beginning, making Government information accessible has been the centerpiece of her entire career. In retirement, she hopes to find a way to continue to make it so.

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