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Mary Alice Baish at Careers in Federal Law Libraries (AALL 2011)


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Mary Alice Baish at Careers in Federal Law Libraries (AALL 2011)

  1. 1. Keeping America Informed Mary Alice Baish Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office “ Careers in Federal Law Libraries” July 23, 2011
  2. 2. GPO’s Mission: “Keeping America Informed” <ul><ul><li>Expert publishing and printing services for all three branches of the Federal Government. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perpetual, no-fee and ready public access to print and electronic Federal Government information in partnership with the Federal Depository Library Program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sale of print and electronic Federal Government information products to the public through GPO’s U.S. Government Bookstore. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Our Principles <ul><li>The public has the right of access to Government information. </li></ul><ul><li>Government has the obligation to disseminate and provide broad public access to its information. </li></ul><ul><li>Government has an obligation to guarantee the authenticity and integrity of its information. </li></ul><ul><li>Government has an obligation to preserve its information. </li></ul><ul><li>Government information created or compiled by Government employees or at Government expense should remain in the public domain . </li></ul>
  4. 4. GPO’s Statutory Mandates <ul><li>Title 44 of the United States Code contains the laws pertaining to GPO’s information dissemination programs, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Depository Library Program (Chapter 19) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Federal Electronic Information (Chapter 41) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloging and Indexing Program (Chapter 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publication & Information Sales Program (Chapter 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By-Law Distribution Program (Chapter 19) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Exchange Service (Chapter 17) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Government information products in all formats, within the scope of the FDLP, remain available for continuous, no-fee public access. </li></ul>GPO’s Commitment to Permanent Public Access
  6. 6. Library Services and Content Management Acting Director, LSCM Ted Priebe Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish <ul><li>Library Planning & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Planning & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Management & Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Depository Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Archival Management </li></ul><ul><li>Library Technical Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Library Tech Svc Support </li></ul><ul><li>Content Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic Control </li></ul>Laurie Hall Robin haun-Mohamed Ted Priebe
  7. 7. Library Technical Information Services <ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>LTIS identifies, acquires, catalogs, and classifies all publications, in all formats, issued by the U. S. Government. </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) at </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Content Acquisitions – Acquiring all in-scope Federal publications in all formats via harvesting, riding agency print orders, and agency/library outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic Control - Cataloging and Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Library Technical Services Support - Depository services and tools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collection Management & Preservation <ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute tangible U.S. Government publications </li></ul><ul><li>Provide educational opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and manage the physical and electronic collections </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Depository Distribution – Organize, prepare, & ship Federal publications </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Outreach – Managing outreach, planning educational events, & administering Public Access Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Archival Management – Developing specifications and standards for digitization, maintenance, and preservation of Federal publications. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Library Planning & Development <ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as the planning unit for all of LSCM </li></ul><ul><li>Develops plans, processes, projects and studies that support operations </li></ul><ul><li>Manages FDLP.Gov </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management – Planning for electronic collections and authentication services, managing GPO’s partnerships, planning for migration of legacy systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Management – Developing and administering Web sites for LSCM, including FDLP Desktop, GPO Access, Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects </li></ul>
  10. 10. Opportunities for Careers in LSCM <ul><li>Public Access Assessment Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Program Planning Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Content Acquisitions Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogers and Classification Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Archive and Web Harvesting Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Librarians </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You! <ul><li>Mary Alice Baish </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent of Documents </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>