2024 Depository Library Council Spring Meeting

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Depository Library Council are hosting the Spring 2024 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting Thursday, May 2, 2024; 12:30 – 5:15 p.m. (EDT). Registration is currently open. This event is free to attend, and open to the public. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow government documents librarians, interact with staff from GPO, and contribute to important discussions relating to public access and government information. Please visit their event page for more information and updates to the meeting schedule and agenda.

Below is GPO’s Preliminary Agenda:

Welcome 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Jen Kirk, Depository Library Council Chair, Government Information Librarian, Utah State University Libraries
Hugh Nathanial Halpern, Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)
Scott Matheson, Superintendent of Documents, GPO

During the welcome, the meeting will be officially called to order, and opening remarks will be delivered.

State of the FDLP 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Scott Matheson, Superintendent of Documents, GPO

Join the Superintendent of Documents for updates on GPO’s transition to a digital FDLP and roles for depositories today and in the future. Hear the latest news on National Collection Service Areas and their Steering Committees as they explore the opportunities created by the limited print distribution framework. Learn about the vital roles depositories, coordinators, and staff will play in meeting patrons’ Government information needs.

PDT Implementation & Preservation Stewards Updates 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Kate Pitcher, Chief of Federal Depository Support Services, LSCM, GPO
Suzanne Ebanues, Supervisory Management Analyst, LSCM, GPO

The session will share the status of the implementation of the Print Distribution Titles (PDT) and impacts for libraries and GPO. An overview of analysis of administration support to preserve PDT titles and plans to obtain Preservation Steward commitments for these titles will be shared.

Community Q&A 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Digital Depository: FDL Operation Insights Panel/Digital FDLP Stewardship 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 

Kelly Smith, Moderator, Government Information Librarian & Librarian for Urban Studies & Planning and Environmental Studies, UC San Diego (La Jolla)

Break 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. 

Open Forum 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

Jen Kirk, Depository Library Council Chair, Government Information Librarian, Utah State University Libraries
Joshua Finnell, Director of Research and Scholarly Initiatives, Professor in the University Libraries, Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, Colgate University
Susanne Caro, Government Information Librarian, New Mexico State Library

Community members are encouraged to attend and participate in this session. In response to open questions, attendees can share their comments, questions, and observations about current and future issues in the Federal Depository Library Program with members of the Depository Library Council.

DLC Business Meeting 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Recap & Closing 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Jen Kirk, Depository Library Council Chair, Government Information Librarian, Utah State University Libraries
Depository Library Council

In this session, the DLC will review and approve the minutes of their fall 2023 meeting that took place as part of the Federal Depository Library Conference, and they will elect a new Secretary. DLC business will be discussed, and Council members will review Meeting takeaways and DLC action items. The DLC Working

Groups will also share reports and updates.