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2015 FEDLINK Spring Exposition

Innovation in Federal Libraries

May 5-6, 2015 ~ 9:00am - 4:00pm

Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress

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(Register to attend on site or webcast to view morning sessions and select breakout sections in the afternoon.) 


Innovation applied to inspiration drives invention.  When added to information, it becomes the perfect combination of thought, idea, knowledge, and data. Federal librarians know that strategic planning, technology, and education are the methods that nurture information innovation while acquisitions, analytics, and preservation are the tools that keep it vibrant. Knowledge seekers, researchers, and readers are the beneficiaries of this information innovation. They reap its dividends to imagine new concepts and creations to begin the marvelous process of innovation anew.


Join your colleagues for two days of training to shine a light on the methods and the tools that make federal libraries the center of innovation for both the missions of their agencies and for the benefit of all of their users.


Keynote speakers

Tuesday, May 5
Melanie Ann Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, will discuss “Innovation in FOIA Administration.”


Wednesday, May 6

Mike Kruger, Director of Digital Engagement, U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss “Emerging Best Practices in Developing Digital Services



The first day of training begins with the annual FEDLINK Awards to recognize and commend outstanding, innovative, and sustained achievements of libraries, librarians, and library technicians. Training topics include the latest information on


~ Grey Literature

~ Deep Web Searching

~ Documenting Endangered Languages

~ Cloud-Based ILS (Integrated Library Systems)

~ Federal Awards

~ FEDLINK Customer Contracting Updates


The second day of the training will feature the semiannual FEDLINK Membership Meeting, vendor briefings and training updates on


~ Information Technology

~ Library Metrics

~ Copyright Guidelines

~ Cataloging Digital Images

~ Digitization Guidelines – a FADGI Update

~ Revising the 1410 Librarian Series



Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6, 2015



9:00am - 4:00pm



Montpelier Room

Madison Building, Sixth Floor

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave.

Washington, DC 20540



Capitol South

(Orange & Blue Lines)



FEDLINK Education Working Group



Please call (202) 707-4813

TTY (202) 707-4995

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask].



This program is FREE, but registration is required.  Register here for onsite or webcast attendance.



Please notify FEDLINK at (202) 707-4813 if you cannot attend to allow those on the

waiting list an opportunity to register.