Date: March 9, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
NMSU Library Government Documents and Maps Librarian Dorothy Ormes will give a talk, “Ugly Ducking to Swan: Federal Government Documents for the Public User,” on Monday, March 29, at 3 p.m., in the Terrace Gallery of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.
The free public program is part of the NMSU Library’s Government Documents Centennial Celebration. The talk is sponsored by the Library and NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.
The NMSU Library is celebrating more than one hundred years of service to the residents of New Mexico’s Second Congressional District as a Federal Depository Library.
Ormes will demonstrate online sources of government information including the FDSys portal, the American Memory Project Web site and “Ben’s Guide for Kids.” She will also discuss unique resources found at the NMSU Library.
One of more than 1200 Federal Depository Library Program libraries in the U.S., the NMSU Library currently receives 64% of all federal government documents published each year. These are made available at no charge by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) with the stipulation that free and open access to the materials is provided to the residents of the Second Congressional District.
For more information, contact Ormes at (575) 646-4385 or email@example.com.