The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director, Hugh Nathaniel Halpern, announced the appointment of five new members of the Depository Library Council (DLC), each of whom serves a three-year term.
The DLC is an advisory body that provides advice to the Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) on matters pertaining to future trends and concepts in libraries, and information dissemination and access, particularly as they relate to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
Among those new members is USA Librarian, Vicki Tate, the head of the Government Documents & Serials Department in the Marx Library.
Ms. Tate has been the Federal Depository Library Coordinator for the USA Libraries since 1995, recently overseeing the 50th anniversary of the Marx Library being a member of the FDLP.
Ms. Tate has over 30 years of experience in the
field of government information in an academic setting. She has been a strong advocate of access to government information in all formats. At numerous professional meetings, she has presented workshops on finding fugitive federal government documents and using LibGuides to promote government information. She is an active member of the American Library Association's (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), serving in various capacities including Bylaws Coordinator, GODORT Archivist, and Notable Documents Panelist. She is also one of the longest-serving moderators for GOVDOC-L, a national discussion forum for Government information.