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FDLP Resource Guides
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FDLP Coordinator Calendar

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

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

Government Information Online (GIO)

  • GIO is a reference service specifically for government information. If you have a reference question you cannot answer, you can refer patrons to this service.
  • If you are interested in joining the project and using your government information expertise to answer questions, send an inquiry to the Federal Depository Support Services at askGPO. They will contact the GIO project coordinator.

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Date Event
November 7, 1967 Carl Stokes was elected as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio).
November 19, 1831 President James A. Garfield was born.
November 26, 1832 Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive a Medal of Honor, was born.

Executive Departments of the Month

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Main Website
Mission "To provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security."
Established 1947
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
Recommended DOD Resources 
For More Information FDLP Resource Guide, Military History: American Conflicts and Wars, from the War of Independence to the present
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Main Website

"To serve America's Veterans and their families with dignity and compassion, and to be their principal advocate in ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials promoting the health, welfare, and dignity of all Veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation."

Established 1930 as an independent agency (EO 5398) and in 1988 with a Cabinet status (Public Law 100-527)
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough
Recommended VA Resources 
For More Information FDLP Resource Guide, Veteran and Military Resources, about programs and services for veterans and members of the active military.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks for Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2011

President Barack Obama delivers remarks for Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2011 (Image source: NAID: 179015331)

Federal Holidays in November

^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)"