Bridging the Long Island Library Community

Log in

Researching Government Information with Georgina Martorella

  • October 28, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


The United States Government is one of the largest publishers in the world. Every day government information is produced on a variety of topics and includes congressional bills, laws, regulations, presidential documents, studies, reports and more. Come learn about the Federal Depository Library System that was created by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to this information. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the FDLP system, the types of information you can expect to find as well as the finding tools you can use to locate government information.

Hofstra University’s John W. Wydler Government Information Depository was designated by Congress in 1964. Georgina Martorella, M.L.S., M.B.A. has been serving as depository coordinator since 2003. She is Associate Professor of Library Services for Hofstra and is also the subject specialist for History and Political Science.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

Professional Development Hours: 15 (.15 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software