January 23, 2022

GPO Introduces New eLearning Tool To Conduct Virtual Training/Meetings With Federal Depository Library Program Members

From a Government Printing Office Announcement (PDF):

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has a new eLearning tool that allows the agency to conduct virtual trainings and host virtual meetings with members of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). GPO attained this tool through a competitive procurement and can now provide libraries with training on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys)…


This tool also allows GPO to customize training for specific audiences, record the training for future use, and enhance training with online discussions. In April, GPO conducted three virtual trainings using the eLearning tool and received positive feedback.

“With our rapidly changing digital environment, it is important that we provide the Federal depository library community with eLearning opportunities,” said Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish. “Through this tool, GPO can equip libraries with the necessary training to help their communities access authentic, published Government information.”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.