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FDLP Coordinator Calendar

Task of the Month

Walk the Shelves / Browse the Catalog

Have things slowed down during the summer? Now is a good time to get out and walk through the shelves to take a look at your collection. Look at in terms of maintenance and preservation. Are the shelves clean and neat? Should anything be rehoused (such as by boxing older or fragile books, putting loose material into envelopes or pamphlet boxes, etc.)? Does anything need to be sent out for preservation? How are your shelf labels and wayfinding signs? This process is usually a nice way to remind yourself that there is great stuff in your collection!

If you are a digital depository and do not have a physical collection to walk through, evaluate your catalog and websites. How are your depository resources identified? Are there any records in there you want to clean up? Are there any that should be deleted? Are your websites making it clear that you are a depository library, how to find government information, and who to contact if a patron needs help?

FDLP Tip of the Month

Reference Resources of the Month

How Our Laws Are Made

National Transit Database

  • See the online repository of "data about the financial, operating and asset conditions of American transit systems."

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Date Event
July 1, 1847 "First federal United States postage stamps" were issued in New York City.
July 2, 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.
July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the Moon.
July 26, 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.

Executive Department of the Month

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Main Website
Mission "To deliver the world’s leading transportation system, serving the American people and economy through the safe, efficient, sustainable, and equitable movement of people and goods."
Established 1966 (Public Law 89–670)
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
Some DOT Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation Diagnostic Test Vehicle in 1972

U.S. Department of Transportation Diagnostic Test Vehicle in 1972 (Image source: NAID: 6882632)

Federal Holiday in July

^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)"