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Public Printer Bruce James Announces New Appointees To The Depository Library Council

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Public Printer of the United States Bruce James announced today the appointment of five new Depository Library Council members during the 2005 Spring Depository Library Council meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "We have gathered a superior group of individuals dedicated to continuing the important mission of providing all Americans with access to government information.  These new members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the council as we forge ahead with our common goal to ensure the digital future of information dissemination," James said. As members of the DLC, appointees serve as advisors on policy matters pertaining to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).  The core task of the FDLP is to provide access to the American public through the dissemination of information products from all three branches of government to the more than 1,250 libraries across the country participating in the program.  The FDLP involves the acquisition, dissemination, and distribution of depository materials and the coordination of Federal Depository Libraries across the country. The five new DLC members are: Peter Hemphill is a Senior Manager of software development with IHS Inc. (Information Handling Services) in Englewood, Colorado.  He has been in the Information Technology field for more than a quarter of a century, specializing in large scale computer system application design and development, and maintenance of worldwide data collection for engineering and technical information.  Hemphill is an expert on version control. Marian Parker is presently serving as Associate Dean for Information Services, Director of the Professional Center Library, and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University.  Parker's law and library background include her serving as Associate Librarian for Research Services and Administration and Acting Director of the Harvard Law School Library.  She was also Director of the New York University Law Library. Linda Saferite is CEO of the Tulsa City-County Library and was recently awarded Tulsa's Pinnacle Award for Arts and Humanities. Tulsa City-County Library was named the first-ever Federal Depository Library of the Year in 2003.  Linda has served as Library Director in Fort Collins, Colorado, and in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She is past Chair of the AMIGOS Library Services board serving seven southwestern states. Mark Sandler is currently Collection Development Officer for the University of Michigan University Library.  Throughout his tenure at Michigan, Sandler has been instrumental in digitalization initiatives and the Google E-Print partnership.  He previously served as Chairman of the Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group. Geoffrey Swindells is head of the Government Documents Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He also serves as Regional Federal Depository Librarian for the state of Missouri. Swindells expertise on the preservation and digitization of government documents has been referenced in a recent Rare and Endangered Government Publications (REGP) report.  He is an active member of the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT). The Depository Library Council advises the Public Printer and Superintendent of Documents on matters related to the FDLP.  The Council consists of 15 members with diverse expertise from the Government information community who each serve three-year terms.  The Council meets bi-annually and the Public Printer appoints five members every year.  For more information about the FDLP or the GPO, please visit www.gpo.gov.