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FDLP Coordinator Calendar: January

Suggested tasks, tips, training, and other resources for busy depository coordinators.

FDLP Tip of the Month

Have you looked at the New Titles in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) recently?

Also, remember that is your site for everything related to the Federal Depository Library Program.

Reference Resource of the Month

Guide to U.S. Government Publications / John L. Andriot

  • formerly called "Andriot" after the editor
  • Organizes content by SuDoc numbers
  • Provides an overview of when particular SuDocs were in use throughout history

Image of the Month

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from the Department of the Interior's Instagram account.

Task of the Month

A New Year, A New Profile?

This could be a good month to take a look at your FDLP Item Selection Profile (ISP).  As a depository library, you can choose any of the item numbers available in the List of Classes.  If you select an item number where the format listed is P, MF, DVD/CD, or if a particular format is not listed, you may receive a tangible publication in the mail.  If you select an item number labeled EL, you will not receive anything but you can consult the New Electronic Titles list to see what publications with that item number are cataloged each month and copy catalog them or insert PURLs from the publications that are useful to you into your websites and guides.

Many depository libraries like to evaluate their item selection profile once a year to make sure it is current and the publications received are still relevant for their users. 

Agency of the Month

Department of the Interior   Interior seal

  • Read about the agency in the U.S. Government Manual.  Its history, significant personnel, sub-agencies, and tasks and services are described. There is also an organization chart and helpful links.  From the manual:
    • The Department manages the Nation's public lands and minerals, national parks, national wildlife refuges, and western water resources and upholds Federal trust responsibilities to Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. It is also responsible for endangered species and migratory wildlife conservation; historic preservation; surface-mined lands protection and restoration; mapping geological, hydrological, and biological science; and giving financial and technical assistance to the insular areas


Recommended Resource: National Map

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

January 3, 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 

January 22, 1975: Landsat 2 launched 

January 25, 1860: birthday of Charles Curtis, the first Native American vice president

January 28, 1986: Challenger space shuttle disaster

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Handwriting Day (January 23, John Hancock's birthday)