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                                  MOBILE, ALABAMA



Come and join us in Mobile, Alabama for the spring Depository Library
Council meeting and some good old Southern hospitality.  Don't miss
opportunity to keep up-to-date with the Federal Depository Library
(FDLP) activities, provide your input into the planning process,
ideas between your colleagues and discuss the BIG topic, information
dissemination policies in light of changes since September 11, 200l.
addition, you don't want to miss the Bureau of the Census Training
Participants will learn about data products from the recent decennial
census, with special emphasis and hands-on exploration of the Census
Bureau's retrieval system, American FactFinder, and GO2000, the
that accompanies the Census 2000 Summary Files on DVD.  This session
will be
limited to 24 people and you sign up on-site.  Wait, that's not all,
about hands-on use of GPO Access at individual computer workstations?
16 of you will get an in-dept review of all facets of the GPO Access
services, including GPO Access components, interfaces, methods of
general searching strategies, Web interfaces, etc.  The training
will show participants how to track regulations and legislation
their respective processes on GPO Access.  You will have to be there
to sign
up!  The training sessions are not listed in the agenda so YOU are the
ones who know about them.  See, it doesn't matter if you are a
depository librarian, technician or experienced staff, everyone will
from attending.  Enjoy the meeting while helping Mobile celebrate 300

Yes, Mobile has grown from a small settlement on the banks of the
River to a bustling port ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st
Throughout the years they have cherished the rich traditions that have
Mobile what it is, and now it's time to recognize that long history
with a
celebration 300 years in the making.  You too, can be a part of the

Our host hotel, the historic Radisson Admiral Semmes, is located
downtown at
251 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, and is one of the
finest landmark hotels.  The 170 luxurious rooms and suites are
with Queen Anne and Chippendale-style furnishings and sparkling tile
marble baths that feature separate vanities with full length dressing
mirrors.  The rooms include in-room coffee service, iron and ironing
cable television and in-room movies.  The king room and suites feature
automatic minibar and two phones with a dataport.  All of the Radisson
rooms have high speed Internet access from CAIS Internet.  CAIS
provides you
with secure Internet access at speeds faster than standard dial-up.
Comfortable surroundings and a special assortment of guest amenities,
including twice-daily maid service and fresh baked cookies at bedtime,
make your stay a memorable experience.  The hotel also provides a
outdoor courtyard swimming pool, whirlpool and health club privileges
nearby facilities.

Oliver's, the hotel's award-winning restaurant, serves fine
cuisine, local seafood favorites and irresistible homemade desserts.
award-winning chef, Henry Douglas, has created a Heart-Wise Menu that
nutritious, low calorie selections cooked with cholesterol free olive

The Admiral's Corner is perfect for cocktails and quiet conversations
an appealing atmosphere reminiscent of an Admiral's library.   It
sandwiches, light appetizers, cocktails, domestic and imported beer,
champagne and other wines by the glass.  An international assortment
specialty drinks and complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served daily.

A limited number of sleeping rooms are available at the Government
rate of
$55 (plus tax) per night.  This rate will be honored through March 20,
and is also good for the three (3) days before and three (3) days
after the
meeting. You can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at
251-432-8000 and mention the U.S. Government Printing Office or the
Depository Library Council meeting.  Parking is currently $4 per day.

Avis has offered our group some discounted prices for all of their
The rates range from $41.99 daily or $179.99 weekly for a compact, to
daily or $190.99 weekly for an intermediate to $47.99 daily or $199.99
weekly for a full size four-door car.   Should a lower qualifying rate
become available,  Avis will present a 5% discount on that rate or if
a car
size is selected that is not available, Avis will discount the best
available rate by 5%.  Weekend rates (Thursday, 12 noon-Monday, 11:59
are $23.99 for a compact up to $25.99 for an intermediate car or
$28.99 for
a full size car.  The above rates are available from April 14, 2002 to
1, 2002.   In order to get these rates, you must use the assigned Avis
Discount Number and meet Avis rate requirements.  Contact Avis at
1-800-331-1600 or online at and provide them with Avis
Worldwide Discount (AWD) number J947660.

Are you tired of winter and ready for some warm weather?  Well, come
join us in Mobile!  In April, the temperature average high is 78
with an average low of 57 degrees.  Take a break from the winter's
cold, put
on your swimwear or shorts and enjoy the warmth of the Gulf coast.

Getting to Mobile is easy too.  Mobile is serviced by Delta,
Comair, US Airways and Northwest.  Mobile Regional Airport is located
minutes from our host hotel.  If you are driving to the hotel, there
is easy
access via I-65, I-10 and U.S. Highways 90 and 98.  Amtrak train
service is
available via the Sunset Limited, running from Orlando, Florida
Biloxi, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Tucson, Palm Springs and
Angeles, California.  The train station is located next to the Mobile
Convention Center and a few blocks from our hotel.  The Greyhound Bus
terminal is also situated near the hotel on Government Street.

Examine the history of Mobile by visiting some of the most expressive
attractions that are located near our hotel in the historic downtown
riverfront district.  Explore Forte Conde, the Gulf Coast Exploreum
and IMAX Theatre, and the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.
Conde's Historic Museum and Welcome Center is an image of Mobile's
commitment to historic preservation and the City's celebration of its
heritage.  The Exploreum, a children's science museum and the adjacent
theater, reflect the city's public investment in downtown development
education.  The Convention Center has architectural lines that salute
past and has been the catalyst of a development renaissance in one of
America's oldest port cities.

Mobile was established in 1702 as the capital of the newly created
"Louisiana" and has grown from an early French colonial outpost into a
American city of regional, national and international importance.
though it is one of the oldest port cities in America, new sights and
experiences are waiting around every corner.  Mobile is also the
home of Mardi Gras, sixty-two years before New Orleans adopted the

Life can be slow in the deep South, but it doesn't have to be.  Mobile
is a
renowned recreational destination on the Gulf Coast.  Enjoy fishing,
hunting, hiking and spectator sports the year-round.  Fantastic
awaits you at malls, outlet centers, antique and specialty shops.  If
just want to unwind after the meetings, take a relaxing sunset
excursion or
scenic dinner cruise up the Mobile River on a riverboat paddle

If none of the above strikes your interests, Mobile has 17 museums
depict the city's multi cultural background through history, art,
and medicine.  You can also visit the Battleship Memorial Park and
tour the
USS Alabama, the submarine USS Drum, or inspect dozens of historic
and fighter planes.  The world-famous Bellingrath Gardens and Home are
one of the top five horticultural attractions in North America.
Finally, if
you are into local history and genealogy, check out the Mobile Public
Library, local history and genealogy division.  It is about five
blocks from
the hotel.

You really never dined until you've dined in Mobile.  Fresh Gulf
seafood or
spicy Southern barbecue, crawfish and King cakes are all found here.
matter what you crave from old-fashion Southern cooking to specialty
from around the globe, you are sure to find something that will
satisfy your
palate.  For you that are looking for something more upbeat, Dauphin
sports an abundance of downtown cafes and nightclubs that bring
unprecedented energy to Mobile's nightlife.

The preliminary agenda and the registration form are on the FDLP Web
page at and
in the
January 15, 2002, Administrative Notes.

If you are unable to use the Web registration form, mail, fax, or
e-mail the
form below.

                                               REGISTRATION FORM
                                      SPRING 2002 COUNCIL MEETING

E-Mail or FAX to:

  Mr. William Thompson
  Library Programs Service (SL)
  U.S. Government Printing Office
  Washington, DC  20401
  FAX:  (202) 512-1432
  E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

[  ]  Yes, I plan to attend the spring 2002 meeting of the Depository
Library Council in Mobile, Alabama.

___________________ Preferred "nick name" for your name badge.

Please type or print clearly:
     City/State/Zip Code
     Telephone (include area code)
     E-mail Address
     Special Needs

    Emergency Contact Name

    Emergency Contact Phone

DLC will seek to make accommodations for attendees with disabilities.
Please specify needs when returning this registration.  Further, if
you have
a medical condition, you may want to list someone to contact in case
of an

On Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m., there will be an orientation session
anyone who has not attended Depository Library Council meetings
before.  It
will acquaint first time attendees with how Council works and to
activities over the next three days.  All are invited.   At 6 p.m.,
form in the hotel lobby for an informal pre-dinner get-together to
by food preference.  Sunday night, the Depository Library Council
session will begin at 7:00 p.m.  This is a excellent chance to meet
Council and to see what their plans are for the week.  Again, all are
invited but space is limited.

Monday morning, 8 a.m., pickup your badge, handouts and enjoy some
coffee or
tea with the Council members and GPO personnel.  The meeting begins at
a.m. sharp with a welcoming speech by Mr. Spencer Watts, Library
Mobile Public Library.  During the day, there are a variety of
sessions you
may want to attend.  Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, you will
have a
choice of attending meetings, demonstrations, focus groups, discussion
groups and hands-on training classes.

The Council meeting will adjourn at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Please
the Council meeting is free to everyone and there is no registration

Many of you missed last October's informative Conference and Council
in Washington.  This spring, we hope you will attend the Council
meeting and
see what has changed within the Depository Program.  The Council
meeting has
something for everyone and you can join in the celebration of Mobile's
Years of America.  Mobile will be jumping and we hope you will be
there to
enjoy some of the events!


William W. Thompson
U.S. Government Printing Office
Library Programs Service - STOP:  SL
Washington, DC  20401
202-512-1432 - fax
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