The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has named California’s Law Library for San Bernardino County as the 2008 Federal Depository Library of the Year! In presenting the award at the Depository Library Conference last week, Public Printer Robert Tapella remarked, “The Law Library for San Bernardino County has done an outstanding job of providing the public access to the documents of our democracy.” Proudly accepting the award was the Honorable Keith D. Davis, President of the library’s Board of Trustees. Also on hand was reference librarian George Carter.
The award recognizes the commitment of Law Library Director Larry Meyer and his staff to public access and the depository library program. In response to being named the 2008 Federal Depository Library of the Year, Larry said,
We are deeply honored and privileged to receive the award. We appreciate its significance to the depository community and the recognition the award conveys specifically to the Law Library for San Bernardino County as well as the recognition it places upon all Law Libraries that participate in the FDLP as selective depositories or through shared housing arrangements. In particular this award emphasizes the importance of publicly accessible county law libraries to the FDLP.
A past member of our Government Relations Committee, Larry spoke at this year’s Advocacy Training in Portland about the challenges his library faces. To confront some of those challenges, the Law Library has expanded the services it offers to patrons by extending its hours of operation, developing a new and improved user-friendly website and offering the AskNow Law Librarian online reference service.
Congratulations to Larry and his team at the Law Library for San Bernardino County!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]