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Written on Friday, 11 July 2008
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2009

DLC Members.The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer was established in 1972 and services as an advistory committee to the Public Printer of the United States and the Superintendent of Documents. Its mission is to assist the U.S. Government Printing Office in identifying and evaluating alternatives for improving public access to Government information through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and for optimizing resources available for operating the Program.

Over the years, the Council has offered advice and recommendations on matters relating to the indexing, classification, cataloging, distribution, format, storage, utilization, and administration of depository material. Council also has advised the Public Printer on information policy issues affecting depository libraries and the FDLP.

The Depository Library Council consists of fifteen members appointed by the Public Printer. Members serve three year terms, with five members retiring each year and five new members entering. At least half of the Council’s members shall work in depository libraries and have experience in a Documents department. The DLC meets at a minimum of two times per year.

All appointments to Council are made by the Public Printer after consideration of recommendations from Council, library associations and others as deemed appropriate by the Public Printer. Members may be appointed for additional terms.

A Council Chair is elected by all members of the DLC. The Chair presides over all DLC meetings and is responsible for the agenda, appoints members of subcommittees as necessary to carry out the duties of Council, and serves as the direct liaison between Council and the Public Printer.

Learn MoreLearn more about the Depository Library Council in this informational booklet.

Contact the DLCView a list and contact the current DLC members.

Meeting Proceedings Proceedings (agendas, handouts, presentations, et cetera) from Depository Library Council Meetings can be found in the file repository.

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