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FDLP at WVLC
The West Virginia Library Commission Reference Library was designated a selective Federal Depository Library in 1975. We are one of 13 selective depositories in the state. The state's regional depository library is located at WVU.
The primary mission of the WVLC Reference Library is to support the information needs of state government agencies and the reference needs of public and school libraries throughout the state. The Reference Library also serves as the contact point for government information for the constituents of the second U.S. Congressional District of West Virginia. Constituents are guaranteed free use of U.S. Government information in all formats in this library.
Currently the WVLC Reference Library selects 30% of available documents in the program, across several formats, including electronic, print, and microfilm. In order to better serve the informational needs of our patrons, we collect federal documents concerning the following areas: statistical information concerning West Virginia, neighboring states, the Appalachian Region, and national statistics; legislative and legal documents; federal research materials; consumer information and guides; and, general subjects of public interest, including U.S. military history.
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Government Information Essentials by
Call Number: 025.2 GOVE
Publication Date: 2018-09-01
Government documents, both physical and electronic, constitute a rich and varied resource that calls for special attention. And because government information is useful and pervasive in nearly every kind of library, more and more librarians of all types need to know how to work effectively with federal, state, and international resources. This contributed volume gathers the expertise of experienced government information librarians from across the country. Providing real-world insight into the work, collections, and interests of this discipline, this book
-- surveys the wide variety of government information and the people who use it;
-- discusses what it’s like to be a government documents librarian, from the first day on the job through taking on a management role;
-- addresses networking, training, and other essential tools for collaboration and learning;
-- covers space planning, streamlining, disaster preparedness and response, the increasing prevalence of digital information, and other key collection issues;
-- offers best practices for connecting library users with government information;
-- looks at research guides, workshops, and other teaching and training topics; and
-- explores advocating for transparency and access to information, promoting government documents to library users, and using exhibits as community outreach.
With more government publications becoming freely available, this volume fills an important need, presenting concrete guidance that will help librarians flourish in this crucial field.
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