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  • If you know the citation for the US Code material you want to find, fill in the title and section numbers below. (eg. 22 USC 1501 would be Title 22, .. Change slide to 44 USC or Is the post civil war because of the transfer because we usually say back to 1813?
  • Add citation here for cataloging authority Is it technical services for all govdocs or for all materials discovered, etc? National policy forums includes participation in conser etc, or too much detail for people you are addressing?
  • Add citation here for cataloging authority Is it technical services for all govdocs or for all materials discovered, etc? National policy forums includes participation in conser etc, or too much detail for people you are addressing?
  • Serves as a planning unit for all of lscm? Doesn’t make sense in the bullet as the heading is what lscm does. Maybe you were trying to go to serves as experts in library and related services for all of GPO?
  • Need to have something about people skills—cannot hide behind books any more?
  • Need to have something about people skills—cannot hide behind books any more?
  • We need a writer/editor/education specialist—but not sure how to put that in a slide when Ric hasn’t approved it.
  • Do you want to give the series title and number for librarians and tech specialists also with this info?
  • Nccu laurie hall sep 2011

    1. 1. Keeping America Informed: GPO, the Federal Depository Library Program, and the Cataloging & Indexing Program Laurie B. Hall Director, Library Technical Information Services Library Services and Content Management September 23, 2011
    2. 2. GPO’s Mission … <ul><li>“ Keeping America Informed” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert publishing and printing services for all three branches of the Federal Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perpetual, free and ready public access to printed and electronic Federal Government information in partnership with over 1,200 Federal Depository Libraries since 1813 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandated by: 44 USC 1710-1711, 1901-1916 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. GPO: Not your traditional library! <ul><li>National-level program </li></ul><ul><li>with no library collection! </li></ul><ul><li>De Facto national cataloging authority for U.S. Government Documents in 44 USC 1710-1711 </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging and Indexing Program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) </li></ul>
    4. 4. GPO: Not your traditional library! <ul><li>Technical services work for all U.S. Government information products </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of tangible materials to FDL’s </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach, consulting, training, tools and services for FDL’s </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in national policy forums and initiatives related to our mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access initiatives – GPO Access/FDSYS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization standards, metadata policy, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Cooperative Cataloging organizations – CONSER, NACO, SACO, PCC </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) <ul><ul><li>The NCCU School of Law Library has been a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Depository Library since 1979. The Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library qualifies for depository status “by law”. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ms. Wadad Giles is the cataloging librarian and the </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Depository coordinator in the Law Library. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Library Services and Content Management oversees the Federal Depository Library Program and the Cataloging and Indexing Program Director, LSCM Superintendent of Documents <ul><li>Library Planning & Development, Library Services </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>
    7. 7. LSCM Staffing <ul><li>120 FTE Staff at GPO Headquarters, Washington DC </li></ul><ul><li>Professional librarians (45) – technical services work, ILS work, education and outreach, training, policy development, planning, contracting, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support positions- technical services, marketing, project management, analysis, distribution (warehousing), etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemented by contract workers (25) (professional librarians and para-professionals) – temporary positions, currently supporting technical services work (historic shelflist transcription project, serials management, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. What LSCM Does! <ul><li>Acquire, catalog all information products of the U.S. Government – Traditional library services </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute tangible US Govt. publications to Federal depository libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Provide educational opportunities through developing & conducting conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Assist FDL’s to organize and manage their physical collections and run their depositories </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and manage the GPO electronic collections of Federal depository library material </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as experts in library and information-related services for all of GPO (information policy – PII, Access, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Develops plans, processes, projects and studies that support the operational units within LSCM </li></ul><ul><li>Manages Web site content, design, and maintenance </li></ul>
    9. 9. Federal Librarianship at GPO <ul><li>Management: Director or Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian by profession, but actually a lawyer, psychologist, counselor, diplomat, teacher, mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with all kinds of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working on all kinds of projects – budget, writing, systems, analysis, project management, contracting, strategic planning, staffing and human resources, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BTW – We sometimes do library work! </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Federal Librarianship at GPO (cont.) <ul><li>Working Professional – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Services librarians - hands on library work, automation, ILS, cataloging, serials management, archiving/harvesting, projects with depositories, collaboration with federal agencies for government-wide initiatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Outreach Librarians – consulting with FDL’s, training, developing tools and services for FDL collection management, track of trends and changes in the information community, collaborating with FDL’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and Project Librarians – project and contract management, system implementation, workflow analysis </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Preparing for a Career in Federal Librarianship <ul><li>Coursework: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government Documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Libraries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abstracting and Indexing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Preparing for a Career in Federal Librarianship <ul><li>Skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>project management, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>analytical skills, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>workflow analysis, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be detailed oriented, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>experience working in a library setting a must! Reference or technical services! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good writing skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a change agent , embrace change, learn new technologies, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Career Choices <ul><li>Technical Services </li></ul><ul><li>Reference/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional library science career choices – systems design and tool development, policy/planning, marketing, project management for library and information programs </li></ul>
    14. 14. Library Science Career Opportunities at GPO <ul><li>Practicum opportunities (virtual and onsite) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Interns </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time positions </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Retirement eligible workforce, succession planning initiatives underway </li></ul><ul><li>Changing workflow from predominately tangible to electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Major shift in services and deliverables. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires staff with new skills, ability to change, energy </li></ul>GPO Staffing: Projections for the Future
    16. 16. Then select “Advanced Search” for additional searching avenues Begin by creating an account and log in
    17. 17. <ul><li>Numerous ways to search: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword terms </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1410 Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1411 Library Clerk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agency (not pictured) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended keywords: </li></ul><ul><li>(list some that pertain to Library Science/field) </li></ul><ul><li>Save all searching sessions for future reference </li></ul>
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    19. 20. Laurie Hall [email_address] Ask me about GPO’s Diversity Recruitment Strategy