TRAIL member representative Robbie Sittel of the University of North Texas (UNT) 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.
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT’s Government Information Connection, the Funding Information Network, and GIS services. Sittel is the Coordinator of TRAIL’s Collections Working Group and is dedicated to the preservation and access of government information. She is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness on this issue. Prior to becoming an academic librarian, Sittel spent nine years as Documents Coordinator for the Tulsa City-County Library where she was engaged statewide in promoting and teaching the value and use of government information. She is an active member of ALA GODORT.