January 16, 2022

Government Documents: Letter from 31 Regional Federal Depository Coordinators to GPO

The letter is dated October 19, 2011 and begins:

We write as coordinators of regional depository libraries to express our deep concern over GPO’s recent responses to two initiatives within the FDLP system. Given these responses, and the rejection of the 2011 Ithaka S+R report (Modeling a Sustainable Future of the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st Century), we do not believe that GPO recognizes the gravity of the current situation in many regional federal depository libraries, and does not appear to be making efforts to understand this situation or to creatively partner with regional libraries or groups of depository libraries to help ameliorate the situation.

Read the Complete Letter (4 pages; PDF)

The Letter is Signed By:

Dan Barkely
University of New Mexico

Charles Bernholz
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Stephanie Braunstein
Louisiana State University

Christina Chang
West Virginia University

Kirsten Clark
University of Minnesota

Marie Concannon
Missouri University

Gregory Curtis
University of Maine

Mary Freilich
University of Memphis

Rita Franks
Louisiana Tech

Kathy Hale
State Library of Pennsylvania

Audrey Hall
State Library of Ohio

Laura Harper
University o f Mississippi

Beth Harper
University of Wisconsin

Peggy Jobe
University of Colorado, Boulder

Sandee McAninch
University of Kentucky

Marianne Mason
University of Iowa

Camen Orth-Alfie
University of Kansas

John Phillips
Oklahoma State University

Blaine Redemer
State Library of Illinois

Tom Rohrig
Texas Tech University

Beth Rowe
University of North Carolina

Barbie Selby
University of Virginia

Gwen Sinclair
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Bill Sudduth
University of South Carolina

Jan Swanbeck
University of Florida

Lori Thornton
Washington State Library

John Walters
University of Maryland

Arlene Weible
Oregon State Library

Gail Fithian
Boston Public Librar

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