FDLP events are designed to highlight Federal information products and services, offer continuing education opportunities, address issues related to the FDLP, share ideas, and provide networking opportunities for the Federal depository community.
Events are announced via FDLP News and Events.
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) sponsors these FDLP events through the FDLP Academy:
Depository Library Council (DLC) Virtual Meetings
The Depository Library Council serves as an advisory committee to the Director, GPO, and the Superintendent of Documents. DLC Meetings are intended to provide a forum for Council members to discuss topics that may result in guidance for the Director, GPO, and the Superintendent of Documents. Members of the Federal depository library community and other information professionals are invited to attend and provide feedback to DLC members.
Federal Depository Library Conference
The Federal Depository Library Conference is a multi-day in-person event held in the Washington DC metro area, with numerous sessions also broadcast virtually. Targeted to Federal depository library staff and other U.S. Government information professionals, the conference is the largest annual gathering devoted to U.S. Government information librarianship in the country.
During the conference, the Depository Library Council meets to provide a forum for Council members, GPO staff, and the audience to discuss topics that may result in DLC guidance to GPO. Conference educational programs include presentations by Federal depository community members, Federal agency representatives, GPO staff, or other U.S. Government information professionals. Multiple tracks are available and are oriented toward a wide range of experience and interests. The conference also features presentation of the Library of the Year Award and valuable networking opportunities with FDLP colleagues.
DLC Meetings & Conferences
- Download Table of Meetings.
New Depository Librarian's Institute
This training seminar focuses on Federal depository library management. It is oriented to new staff (although any Federal depository staff members may attend) and addresses topics such as day-to-day management of tangible and digital collections and item selection profiles, public access requirements, and the role of regional depository libraries. NDI is typically held annually in the fall.
Additional GPO Participation
GPO representatives will participate in meetings sponsored by library or government information organizations or in special events, such as depository library anniversary celebrations.
In addition, GPO participates in a variety of other library-related meetings and conferences sponsored by organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA), American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Special Libraries Association (SLA), Public Library Association (PLA), and FEDLINK.