Institute on Federal Library Resources
An intensive study of federal libraries, resources, and
This year's program is the 32nd Institute introducing graduate students
and information professionals to federal libraries, resources, and career
opportunities. It builds on the success of the 1974 - 1999 Institutes founded
and directed by Kurt Cylke, Director of the National Library Service for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped in cooperation with the Federal Library
and Information Center Committee (FLICC). The Institute continued under
the direction of Dr. Patricia Evans of the Supreme Court Library in 2004
- 2008. Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science
continues this valuable Institute to be held in Washington, D.C., May 17
- 22, 2010 under new leadership.
Federal libraries and information centers lead the way in providing access
to federally created and mediated information. Knowledge of that information
is a common responsibility for librarians and information professionals
everywhere. But how many know about the available resources and understand
the issues facing federal libraries in the 21st century?
This course delivers skills, principles, and best practices in the world
of federal library resources and librarianship through interactive panel
discussions, site visits, and practical exercises. With expert guidance
from library leaders, information scientists, government officials, and
front-line federal librarians, participants will examine and use federal
library print and digital resources. They will specifically learn how federal
libraries are meeting the challenges of preservation and electronic records
requirements, incorporating emerging technologies, and coping with outsourcing.
Also included are opportunities to explore career paths in the information
profession in the federal government.