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Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD) Tutorial

November 08, 2021
If you or one of your patrons is looking for another Federal depository library for networking, a reference referral, or any other reason, we have a Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD) Tutorial video available to help you.The five-minute tutorial video covers topics such as:Orientation to the FDLD.How to use the advanced search.The FDLP Network page –… Read More

Webinar: Army University Press Information Resources

November 04, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Army University Press Information Resources."Thursday, December 2, 2021Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EST) Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.Speaker: Bert Chapman, Government Information, History, and Political Science Librarian, Purdue University LibrariesLearning… Read More

Webinar: Setting the Holiday Table: Government Recipes

November 03, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "Setting the Holiday Table: Government Recipes."Tuesday, December 7, 2021Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST) Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.Speaker: Susanne Caro, Government Information Librarian, North Dakota State UniversityLearning outcomes: Exploring Government… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021
Today, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange.Start Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (EDT)End Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (EDT)Total Duration: 3 hoursThe site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During the period, users… Read More

FDLP Distribution Updates

October 26, 2021
GPO staff have made significant headway in the processing and distribution of backlogged FDLP material. Please share these updates with library staff, as appropriate. By now, all libraries should have completed the Library Status form to alert GPO of their current operating status. Libraries that have not yet resumed shipments are encouraged to contact GPO… Read More

Spookiness in the Stacks: Halloween Displays and Décor

October 26, 2021
How is your library getting in the Halloween spirit this year? Are you featuring any ghoulish Government publications, either online or in the library? Have some fun with your library’s ‘stand-up Ben,’ and put him in a creative costume. Send us your photos or links, and your library could be featured via GPO social media and Check out’s… Read More

Positions Available at GPO: User Support Librarians

October 25, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking User Support Librarians to join the Library Services & Content Management (LSCM) team. The incumbent will serve as User Support Librarian in the Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) unit within LSCM. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. For a complete list of responsibilities… Read More

Special Maintenance for the CGP Tonight

October 25, 2021
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and MetaLib will undergo maintenance from Monday, October 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) through Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at approximately noon (Eastern). During the maintenance period, these services may experience downtime.The CGP and MetaLib undergo maintenance to allow for performance and security… Read More Relaunch

October 19, 2021
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