TRAIL congratulates the University of Iowa's Marianne Mason on her appointment 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 members of the public.
Marianne’s previous work with the GPO involves providing public access to the collection of 1,500 posters promoting services, programs, and initiatives by government agencies which led to the University of Iowa Libraries being honored as a FDLP’s Library of the Year in 2014. Her library is also the state’s regional depository library, which has additional responsibilities to retain copies of all government publications received and to provide services such as interlibrary loan and reference to selective depository libraries it serves. As a member of TRAIL, Marianne works on the Membership Working Group.