|Vol. 25, no. 12-13||GP 3.16/3-2:25/12-13||November 15/December 15, 2004|
The 18th Annual Interagency Depository Seminar will be held in Washington, DC on June 8 through June 15, 2005. The weeklong seminar will consist of an overview of various agencies' information products and activities as they relate to Federal depository libraries. Many Federal agencies will make presentations at the seminar, including:
At the Interagency Depository Seminar, representatives from Federal Government agencies showcase their products and services. The seminar consists of presentations that focus on the content of and access to these products and services, interspersed with tours and question and answer sessions. It offers the opportunity both to acquire information and to discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues, agency representatives, and Information Dissemination staff of the Government Printing Office. The intended audience is documents staff with three years or less of recent experience with Federal Government documents.
Attendees with reference or public service responsibilities will find these sessions particularly useful. Attendance is limited to 50, so registration preference will be given to those outside the Washington, DC area and to those who have not previously attended the seminar.
There is no charge for the seminar. However, librarians attending the seminar must cover their own travel and subsistence expenses, as no government funds are available for that purpose.
Prospective attendees should complete the online registration form at: www.gpoaccess.gov/interagency_reg.html
by March 31, 2005. As there is often a waiting list, a helpful hint is to submit the registration form to reserve a place first, then try to obtain full or partial funding from your library administration later. If you wait until funding is assured, the limited slots for the seminar may be filled.
If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact the Education and Development Staff by telephone on (202) 512-1119; by fax on (202) 512-1432; or by e-mail at <email@example.com>.
A block of 35 rooms has been reserved for seminar participants at the Holiday Inn Downtown. The hotel is located at 1155 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, within walking distance of the McPherson Square Metro Station. Attendees can take the Metro subway train from the Washington Reagan National Airport to the hotel as well as to Union Station, a block from GPO. The Library of Congress can be reached by Metro or by walking (about twenty minutes) from GPO. For information about the hotel, see its Web site at: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/wasdn?irs=null.
For a map of the Washington, DC, Metro system, see: http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm.
Rooms are available at the room rate of $119.00 single or double, not including tax. If you wish to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Downtown, you should call as soon as GPO confirms your seminar reservation. Hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn must be made no later than May 8, 2005. After that date, the Holiday Inn does not guarantee room availability or the seminar rate. If you choose to make other hotel arrangements, be sure the hotel is near a Metro subway stop for ease of transportation to and from seminar sites.
To make reservations, call the Holiday Inn direct at 202-737-1200. The fax number is 202-783-5733. Please tell the reservation clerk that you are attending the GPO Interagency Depository Seminar and quote the above room rate. If you are interested in sharing a room with another librarian attending the seminar, Nick Ellis at GPO will try to match up roommates. You may contact him by telephone on 202-512-1114 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.