May 18, 2004

Tulis named to federal advisory panel

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Susan E. Tulis, associate dean for information services in Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Division of Library Affairs, is among five new members of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer.

The council provides advice to the Public Printer of the United States on topics related to the Federal Depository Library Program. Created by Congress to ensure the American public has access to government information, the program involves the acquisition, format conversion and distribution of depository materials and the coordination of federal depository libraries in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

The program disseminates information products from all three branches of the federal government to nearly 1,300 libraries nationwide.

The council includes 15 representatives from the government information community who each serve three-year terms. The public printer appoints five members every year.

Tulis, a former chair of the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable, served on the council from 1984 to 1987 and from 1990 to 1993.