SILS Alumna Named to Federal Depository Library Council

October 18, 2010

Sharalyn Laster, a 2007 alumna of SILS (MSLS), has been appointed to a three-year term on the Federal Depository Library Council (FDLC). The FDLC advises the Public Printer on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), a government documents initiative involving the partnerships of more than 1,220 academic and public libraries.

“This is a very prestigious appointment for a documents librarian and is particularly noteworthy because it comes so early in Laster's career,” says Cheryl Kern-Simirenko, dean of Akron University Libraries.

Laster is currently an assistant professor of bibliography and government documents and a reference librarian at the University of Akron’s Bierce Library. She is also very active in the American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), American Library Association of Ohio and Ohio GODORT.

As a FDLC council member, she plans to emphasize public access to electronic government documents, as well as identify ways to meet the changing needs of library users.

Congratulations to Sharalyn on the great news!

Parts of this story were adapted from a University of Akron Libraries press release.