Government Documents wins “spotlight” from GPO

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian

The library’s “Government Documents” collection and services have received national recognition by the Government Printing Office in its Depository Library Spotlight for November 2010.   The Calvin T. Ryan Library serves as one of two Federal Depository Libraries for Nebraska’s Third U.S. Congressional District, an area spanning 62,879 square miles and larger than 30 states in the United States, including Georgia and  Michigan.

In addition to providing access to a wide array of documents published by the federal government, the library also collects official publications of the State of Nebraska, as well as government information from local and international sources.  The library’s RSS feeds include lists of new government documents in physical and online formats, as they are added to the library catalog.  Some new government documents are also featured in the New Book Display on the library’s main level (see below).

New Government Documents Display
The New Book Display on the library's main level includes recently received government documents.