TRAIL member representative Laura Sare of Texas A&M University has been appointed to the Depository Library Council (DLC). The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer was established in 1972, and its central purpose is to advise the Public Printer and the Superintendent of Documents on matters of policy relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) that is a part of the Government Publishing Office (GPO). The Council is composed of 15 members, and each serves a three-year term.
The FDLP provides the public with access to authentic, published information from all three branches of the Federal Government in print and electronic formats through partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide, ranging from small public libraries to large research universities. These libraries are committed to making government information freely available to the public.
Laura is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA)'s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and has served on several GODORT committees, currently as Chair of the Publications Committee. She is the lead editor of GODORT's journal DttP: Documents to the People, and she won the Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Sanders Memorial Research Award for an article in portal: Libraries and the Academy. Laura is the Communications Working Group Coordinator for the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)