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FDLP Coordinator Calendar

Task of the Month

Elevator Speech

Why should we be in the FDLP? What's the value of the program? Isn't everything online now anyway? Nobody is using the print collection, right?

You will likely be called on to answer these questions, whether it's by an administrator, library patron, or family member. Why not have an elevator speech ready? Your speech should be brief, compelling, and effective. You may want to consider themes of civic engagement, successful reference stories, hard data, or a combination of all of those.

Bonus task: Have you checked your online guides this year and updated them for both broken links and content?

FDLP Tip of the Month

  • Interested in how things used to be at your depository? You might have them in your own files, or you can contact your regional or GPO's Federal Depository Support Services to ask for copies of past Biennial Surveys and assessments/inspections for your "official file." You may find some gems.

"D. Is there any message you would like to convey to the SuDuc staff? GPO does okay."

"We really feel that our depository collection is a gold mine"

Reference Resource of the Month


  • This is an extensive digital library of economic and financial information. It is hosted by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. The site also has an education page with free resources to use for Grades 6-12.

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Date Event
December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her bus seat.
December 5, 1933 As the "36th state to approve," Utah ratified the 21st Amendment ending Prohibition
December 10, 1851 Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal Classification, was born.
December 17, 1903 The first "heavier-than-air machine in a powered, controlled, and sustained flight" occurred at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Executive Departments of the Month

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Main Website
Mission "To ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions."
Established 1977
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm
Recommended DOE Resources 
U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury)
For more information, see the FDLP Resource Guide, U.S. Department of the Treasury, which provides an overview about the Treasury.

Photograph showing old method of drying money in 1917, in which $4,500,000 were dried daily

Photograph showing old method of drying money in 1917, in which $4,500,000 were dried daily (Image source: NAID: 40493678). 

Federal Holiday in December

^For Federal employees, "When a holiday falls on a nonworkday—Saturday or Sunday—the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday)"