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FDLP Coordinator Calendar: November

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

FDLP Tip of the Month

There are a lot of passwords and accounts used by depository library staff. If you get confused about which password to use with which tool, or if you have forgotten your password, consult the Passwords and Accounts Used by Depository Libraries article.

Reference Resource of the Month

Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This data is used as a measure of inflation, in collective bargaining agreemenets related to income payments, and determining the cost of school lunches. 

The BLS also collects and provides numerous other data sets.

Image of the Month

photo of construction worker

Construction worker in Chicago, 1973.

Photo from the Department of Labor's Flickr photostream

Task of the Month

Do a little outreach

Do your patrons know that your library is in the FDLP?  Do the other staff at the library know?  Does everyone understand what it means?

This is a good month to do a little outreach and promotion of the FDLP for your users, whoever they may be. Some things to try might include:

FDLP cake

Southeastern Louisiana University, Sims Library

Agency of the Month

Department of Labor    image of Department of Labor seal

The Department of Labor's mission: "To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights."

The legislation establishing the department was signed March 4, 1913. This agency had the first woman ever to serve in the Cabinet: Frances Perkins, appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.

The agency's organizational chart shows where important bureaus such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Women's Bureau, and Wage and Hour Division fit in.



Department of Labor Webinar: Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources that Can Help

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

November 7, 1967: Carl Stokes was elected as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, OH)

November 23, 1804: President Franklin Pierce's birthday

November 24, 1874: a patent for barbed wire was issued to Joseph Glidden

November 26, 1832: birthday of Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive a Medal of Honor

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

Election Day

Veterans Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)

Native American Heritage Month

GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week (3rd week of November)

Daylight saving time ends (first Sunday in November)

BLS Latest Numbers

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