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Reese Library celebrated its 50th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library yesterday afternoon!

Mary Alice Baish, Assistant Public Printer and U.S. Superintendent of Documents is the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) lead in guaranteeing permanent public access to Government information published by all three branches of the Federal Government. Mary Alice spoke on behalf of the Federal Depository Library Program and the role of government information for the community.

Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, Interim President of Augusta State University; Hallie Pritchett, Federal Regional Depository Librarian; and A. Ray Rowland, Librarian Emeritus, also spoke.

The caliber of speakers was only rivaled by the guests who attended! Representatives from the Offices of Senator Isakson, Senator Chambliss, Congressman Broun, AND Congressman Barrow were able to attend. Mary Alice presented each of the representatives with gift from the Government Printing Office.  Folks from from Augusta State University, Georgia Health Sciences University, WRDW-TV News 12, the Augusta Chronicle, and the CSRA community were also in attendance!

Reese Library became a Federal depository library in 1962. At Federal depository libraries, the public can explore publications, journals, electronic resources, microfiche, microfilm and more on hundreds of thousands of topics for FREE from the U.S. Federal Government. Explore all of this with the expert assistance of trained librarians.

The Library will continue to celebrate the anniversary with a week-long Government Information scavenger hunt AND a Voter Registration Drive on September 25th!
Check out guides.aug.edu/50th for more details!