Friday, September 1, 2017

SD State Library federal documents program receives a visit

SD State Library received a visit in July from Jaime Hays, Outreach Librarian from the Government Publishing Office in Washington DC, and Alicia Kubas, regional Federal Documents Librarian from the University of Minnesota. The two were touring South Dakota’s federal depository libraries.

SD State Library has been a federal depository library since 1973. The library has transitioned to a mostly electronic depository. Items in the physical collection include anything related to South Dakota, tribes, agriculture etc. Records for physical and electronic documents are made available in the library catalog. Federal documents can be checked out by state employees and borrowed through interlibrary loan.
Left to right: Jaime Hays, Outreach Librarian, GPO; Barb Nickolas, SDSL Gov Docs Library Associate,
Alicia Kubas, Regional Gov Docs Librarian from MN, and Brenda Hemmelman, SDSL Docs Librarian
The visit included discussion of changes happening in Washington, ideas for collection promotion, review of the collection itself, and review of SDSL’s selection profile.