This guide breaks down the components of government documents librarianship into manageable, easy to understand parts. Lisa A. Ennis, a “tried by fire” documents librarian, begins by looking at career opportunities in both Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and non-depository libraries with government document collections. Ennis discusses skills and traits; networking and training options; managing and administering people, paperwork, and collections; and both public service and technical service issues.
Government Documents Librarianship provides essential background on the GPO and the FDLP, covering the shift to a digital environment and publication of the new Electronic FDL Manual. The informative coverage is matched by an enthusiastic “can-do” approach that will appeal to any librarian considering or already engaged in government documents work.