May 22, 2022

Just Released: “2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility”

Kudos to Marie Kaddell at Government Info Pro for once again putting together another wonderful edition of the 298 page report that’s sponsored by LexisNexis.

By the way, don’t let the title fool you.

It’s likely that some of the articles will be of interest to all info pros.

Here’s a very small sample of what you can find in 2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility.

E-Books and E-Readers Program Best Practices at the NIST Research Library
Stacy Bruss, Reference Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Only Librarian in the Room
Stacie Marinelli, Reference Librarian, National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education

e-Challenges When the World is Your Community
Marcy Carrel, Technical Information Specialist, Peace Corps

How Librarians Can Successfully Navigate the 7 Cs of Social Media
Joe Walsh, Former Social Media Manager, Library Connect, Elsevier

Public Records Resources Online: How to Find Everything There Is to Know About “Mr./Ms. X”
Jennifer L. McMahan, Deputy Director, Library Staff at U.S. Department of Justice

The Public Library: A 24/7 Information Portal for the Government Professional
Cassandra Harper, Information Services Librarian, DC Public Library

Embedded Librarians: Pushing Boundaries
David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America

A Virtual Reference Reality: Behind the scenes of a small research business that knows no boundaries? The Need for Virtual Reference
Kate Follen, MLS, President, Monroe Information Services

Library Benchmarking Toolkit: A Practical Guide
Karen Krugman, Chief, Research Library & Archives, Export-Import Bank of the United State; Karen White, Senior Librarian & Team Lead, USAID Knowledge Services Center, LAC Group on assignment at USAID; and Kristin Vajs, Chief Librarian, Research Library, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Full Text

2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility (298 pages; PDF)

Past Editions of the Report Remain Available


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.