Sarah Erekson Named to the Depository Library Council

Regional Government Documents Librarian for the George A. Smathers Libraries, Sarah Erekson, was recently appointed a member of the Depository Library Council (DLC). Members of the council work in libraries all over the country, promoting access to U.S. government information through the

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).  Members advise the Director of GPO on policy ensuring public access to government information in fulfillment of its mission:  Keeping America Informed.

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Erekson is passionate about equal and inclusive access to information. Among other initiatives, she ensures her instructional materials use best practices for people with print disabilities. In 2018, she presented “Government Information for Everyone: Ways to Increase Accessibility of Federal Depository Library Collections” at the Federal Depository Library Conference. With a desire to train others on government documents and libraries, Erekson published a chapter on government information in the textbook Reference and Information Services.

Her three-year term begins June 1st, 2023. She is one of five new council members this year.  The mission of the Federal Depository Library Program is to provide free, ready, and permanent public access to Federal Government information, now and for future generations. More than one thousand libraries participate in the FDLP. The University of Florida (UF) is the regional depository library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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