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September 30, 2020
An updated schedule and agenda are now available for the 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference. When: October 20 - 23, 2020... Read More ...
September 25, 2020
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has won a 2020 Government Experience Award for govinfo, the one-stop site for authentic... Read More ...
September 24, 2020
September 30, 2020 is the deadline to add tangible format item numbers to your item selection profiles. Adds remain in the library’s... Read More ...
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Wendy Knapp

On September 24, 1789, the first Supreme Court was established. The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. Check out these resources from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications:

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National Punctuation Day is celebrated September 24th. Punctuation separates sentences and their elements to clarify meaning. Without it, meaning would be lost or up for interpretation. Check out these resources from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

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Prepare your library for reopening with FDLP face masks and social distancing signage.

Constitution Day

FDLP legend, Barbie Selby, of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library is retiring. Barbie’s contributions to the Government documents community are countless, as Virginia’s Regional Depository Librarian, a former member and Chair of the DLC, her activity in ALA’s GODORT, and much more. Please join GPO in wishing Barbie a happy and healthy retirement.


Access resources for patrons and administrative information for library staff, as well as infographics and images for your library website.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 - October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period from September 15 - October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.


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