January 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The NMSU Library’s Government Documents Unit has moved. Look for it on the far left-hand side of the first floor of the Branson Library in the former Periodicals area. The unit will now provide comprehensive services for both federal and state documents. The state documents collection will be moved from the second floor of Zuhl Library to Government Documents in Branson during Spring Semester so that all government information services will be in the same area.
The unit’s new location on the first floor of Branson makes all of its services easier to find. Look for new government documents on the portable bookshelf near the Government Documents Reference Desk. When tax time rolls around you’ll be able to find some basic tax forms on the same shelf. Please come to the Government Documents desk for any other tax forms that you are seeking.
The unit has five staff members to serve you: Government Documents & Maps Librarian Dotty Ormes, Government Documents Assistant Luci Ortiz and three students, Justine Lopez, Maggie Salas and Lexie Schwartz. They will be happy to answer any questions you have or refer you to an appropriate source for your research.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has a new web interface, FDsys (Federal Digital System) up and running at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. The old site, GPO Access at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/, will be phasing out soon. FDsys gives the advantage of federated searching, the ability to search across several databases at once for valuable government information.
The Government Printing Office has created a national survey to determine how patrons make use of government resources and to understand what users want. Please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSLCRRB if you would like to participate. The survey is available through February 28. The survey consists of sixteen questions, and it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Help Government Documents serve you by responding to the survey. For more information about the survey, stop by the Government Documents Reference Desk on the first floor of the Branson Library.
For more information, contact Ormes at (575) 646-4385 or the Government Documents desk at (575) 646-5791.