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FDLP Coordinator Calendar: June

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

FDLP Tip of the Month

Check out this useful Beyond LibGuide with helpful reference books and websites specifically for depository coordinators.

Reference Resources of the Month

Government Book Talk blog - aims to "raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present".

There's a searchable archive and an RSS feed or email subscription available.

National Library of Medicine Digital Collections - archival material, books, and lots and lots of historical images

Image of the Month

DNA snip

CRISPR Cas9, Ernesto del Aguila III, NHGRI.  From the National Human Genome Research Institute image gallery.

Task of the Month

Checkup Time

How is the health of your depository website and your internal documentation? This is a good month to review and update them.

  • Is the depository emblem and/or language indicating your depository status somewhere on the library website?
  • Does your website have any old references on it? (It should refer to the Government Publishing Office and GovInfo, remove references to the Government Printing Office and FDsys or GPO Access)
  • Are you providing the required access to the FDLP Basic Collection?
  • Do you have a collection development policy and how is the depository collection treated in it?
  • Do you have a processing manual?
  • Are any online guides you have related to government information up to date?  
  • Do your public access policies clearly state how depository users can access the collection and any exceptions that are made for them?
  • How do you handle it if an unaccompanied minor wants to use the depository collection?
  • Do you have a disaster plan for the depository collection?
  • Is your library's entry in the Federal Depository Library Directory correct and does it link to your FDLP website and your library's catalog?

As always, if you have questions, need guidance, or want to talk over an issue, contact Federal Depository Support Services ([email protected], 202-512-1119).

Agency of the Month

Department of Health and Human Services  HHS logo

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) dates to 1953, and deals with health care, public health, food safety, and illnesses. There are 11 agencies within HHS.

Some of the interesting websites from HHS include:

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

June 2, 1924: Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act

President George H.W. Bush was born in June. See documentation from his presidency in the Public Papers of the Presidents collection on

June 11, 1991: Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. Learn more about volcanoes and see current activity at the USGS Volcanoes page.

June 14, 1951: The Census Bureau dedicated UNIVAC 1, the first civilian computer

June 29, 1956: The Federal Highway Act created the interstate system

Father's Day is the third Sunday in June. Check out the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse for support for dads.

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

June 6, D-Day

June 14, Flag Day

June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, Juneteenth

Administration for Children and Families Twitter