ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collection. With tips for understanding the Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program, managing and marketing government document collections, and finding the best sources for online government resources, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications offers valuable information and resources for those who find themselves in the position of acquiring, organizing, and maintaining government publications.
Access to government information is vital to researchers in all disciplines and more important than ever to maintain an informed citizenry. With the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, access to this critical information is easier for librarians to obtain for their patrons. In addition, this new Sudden Selector’s Guide provides substantial information on which government agencies have the resources you need to help your patrons, where to find a range of available government resources, and what you need to know as a federal depository librarian. This guide will be useful to librarians in any type of library for both collection development and management as well as reference purposes.
Sponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) the Sudden Selector's Guide series, is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people, and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and as a PDF in the ALA Store.