GPO Names New Members to the Depository Library Council

WASHINGTON – U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Acting Deputy Director John Crawford announces the appointment of three new members to the Depository Library Council (DLC), each of whom serves a three-year term. DLC members advise the GPO Director on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). In addition to experience working in various types of libraries, the new DLC members have experience with and knowledge of current developments in the fields of library science and U.S. Government information. With the increasing dissemination of information in electronic formats, these new members will help position the DLC and the FDLP for the GPO's ongoing mission of Keeping America Informed.

“Libraries play a vital role in helping GPO provide the public with free access to Government information,” said GPO Acting Deputy Director John Crawford. “GPO looks forward to working with these new members who will be valuable assets to the Council.”

These three new DLC members will serve from June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2022.

Laura Sare: Government Information Librarian, Texas A&M University. Laura is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA)’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and has served on several GODORT committees, currently as Chair of the Publications Committee. She is the lead editor of GODORT’s journal DttP: Documents to the People for which she won the GODORT Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Sanders Memorial Research Award. Laura is the Communications Working Group Coordinator for the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) that digitizes technical reports and makes them freely available online.

Will Stringfellow: Coordinator of Government Documents, Central Library of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University. Will serves as the Federal Depository Coordinator overseeing the U.S. Federal and United Nations Depository collections. He manages all aspects of the government documents collection including legal compliance, technical services, stack maintenance, and disposition of the FDLP and UN documents. He supervises three government document student assistants and is currently managing a multi-year deaccession project involving over 100,000 maps and 25 student assistants.

Rick Mikulski: Assistant Professor and Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian, Portland State University (PSU). Rick provides research support and instruction to the College of Urban and Public Affairs, coordinates the library’s data management services, and oversees PSU’s regional FDLP collection. He is a GOVDOC-L moderator, an active member of GODORT and the Documents Interest Group of Oregon, and has formally been an elected officer of the Documents Association of New Jersey.

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,110 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

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