Are you moving your collection or renovating your library building? Don’t forget to submit a contingency plan.
Reference Resource of the Month
MetaLib is a federated search within the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. Using this one tool, you can simultaneously search 70 U.S. Government websites and portals, including sites like the FBI Vault, Data.gov, FOIA.gov, CancerLit, and more.
"Spirit of Justice" sculpture in the Department of Justice building. Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Task of the Month
October is the month for the annual Federal Depository Library Conference! This 3-day event takes place in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The conference is the largest annual gathering devoted to U.S. Government information librarianship in the country, and is a wonderfult opportunity for networking and continuing learning.
It is very helpful to attend this conference in person if you possibly can, although GPO also broadcasts as many of the sessions as possible so that people can remotely attend too.
"To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans."