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U Iowa Named a Library of the Year by US GPO

UI Main Library, photo by Tom Jorgensen, © UI

The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries has been named a “Library of the Year” by the US Government Printing Office (GPO). The UI is one of four libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) being recognized for leadership, educational outreach, and commitment to providing free public access to information available from the federal government.

The UI Libraries, the state’s regional depository library, is being honored for its successful blending of partnerships and projects within the institution, the local community, GPO, and nationwide. One such project is the annual partnership with Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), UI ROTC cadets, and Iowa City coffee shops to celebrate Constitution Day every fall.

The UI Libraries is also being honored for its exemplary cataloging and preservation initiatives. One such project was the cleaning, repair, and digitization of a collection of nearly 1,500 large-format posters.

Other FDLP libraries recognized by GPO this year are the Arizona State Library, Brooklyn College Library, and the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

For more information, see the April 30, 2014, Iowa Now article by Kristi Robinson-Bontrager, “University of Iowa Libraries named ‘Library of the Year’.”