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FDLP Resource Guides
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FDLP Resources for FDL Websites


Here are some recommended ways to provide additional information and resources for your patrons about your FDL collection.

Recommended Checklist

Does your library's website follow the requirements of the Legal Requirements & Program Regulations and these general best practices?

Yes / No Component
Yes / No Have accessible content
Yes / No Identity that your library is a member of FDLP on main webpage(s)
Yes / No Make the FDLP emblem clearly visible
Yes / No State upfront reference services for patrons
Yes / No List or describe the FDLP Basic Collection
Yes / No Link check and update links as needed
Yes / No Update information routinely
Yes / No

Organize content by topic, resource, or area of Government

  • For example of categories: Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch, and data and statistics.
Yes / No

Describe featured Government resources rather than a laundry list of links

  • Show, not tell, patrons why these resources may be of interest to them
    • For example, has an index of U.S. Government departments and agencies; and information about your elected officials at the Federal, state, and local levels.

Federal Depository Library Website of the Year

The Federal Depository Library Website of the Year award recognizes an outstanding library website or guide that presents access to Government information in a clear, concise, easy to access, and eye-catching manner. See the winners' websites: