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Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program

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Cumulative Table of Contents Vol. 1 - present [ PDF ] ( includes current issue )

May 15, 2004

GP 3.16/3-2:25/06
(Vol. 25, no. 06 )

Annual Item Selection Update Cycle Begins June 1 - See below

2004 Federal Depository Library of the Year Award Nomination Deadline Extended Until July 16

To ensure that all eligible depository libraries have ample time to be nominated for GPO's Federal Depository Library of the Year award, the nomination deadline has been extended from May 1, 2004 to July 16, 2004.

What is the Award?

The Federal Depository Library of the Year award provides special recognition for a library that furthers the goal of the Federal Depository Library Program by ensuring that the American public has free access to its Government's information through:

  • Outstanding service to meet the Federal government information needs in the library's service area
  • Creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs for use of Federal government information or a dramatic increase in their community's usage of Federal government information
  • Leadership in creating public service programs that can be emulated by other Federal Depository Libraries

What are the Benefits of Winning? Here's What Last Year's Winner Has to Say:

"Winning the Federal Depository Library of the Year award enabled us to increase awareness of our library in the community and among our colleagues. It also gave us the "bells and whistles" we needed to raise our profile with our library board. I think any depository library could greatly benefit from winning."

Suzanne Sears
Tulsa City-County Library

The chosen library will be announced at an award ceremony, which will take place during the fall 2004 Depository Library Conference and meeting of the Depository Library Council. The conference will be held in Washington, DC from October 17-20, 2004. GPO will provide travel to and lodging during the Conference for the depository coordinator and library director from the winning library.

How Do I Nominate A Library?

You are invited to nominate any Federal Depository Library, regardless of its size or type. To apply, go to:


(Past winners, libraries of current Depository Library Council members, and libraries on probation are ineligible for consideration.)