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GSA Makes Search for Information Easy

GSA# 9581

May 17, 1999
Contact: Eleni Martin 202-501-1231
eleni.martin@gsa.gov

Washington, DC -- "Your Search Made Easy" is the theme of the U.S. General Services Administration exhibit at the 90th Annual Conference of the Special Library Association. The conference will be held June 6-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. About 8,000 special librarians from over 60 countries are expected to attend. Special librarians are information managers located in business, industrial, research, academic, government, association and not-for profit settings.

"GSA responds to over a half million information inquiries each month," said Jerry Varner of GSA's Federal Procurement Data Center. "We value the opportunity to show so many special librarians what we have to offer. We want librarians to be aware of GSA's information resources because librarians are the people who provide face-to-face, first-level support to a vast number of people."

The GSA exhibit will include information on the following:

¿ Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog -- detailed information on more than 1,400 Federal assistance programs administered by 57 agencies, including grants, loans, loan guarantees, direct payments, insurance, and surplus property and goods. http://www.gsa.gov/fdac

¿ Federal Procurement Data Center -- the official statistical database on procurement contract transactions of the U.S. Government's Executive Branch. http://fpds.gsa.gov/fpds/fpds.htm

¿ Regulatory Information Service Center -- gathers and publishes information on status of proposed Federal regulations and their effects on society. http://policyworks.gov/mi/index.htm

¿ Consumer Information Center -- hundreds of the Federal consumer publications. http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

¿ Federal Information Center -- responds to inquiries about the Federal Government. http://fic.info.gov

¿ Federal Supply Service -- helps Federal agencies throughout the world acquire supplies, furniture, computers, tools and equipment. http://pub.fss.gsa.gov

¿ Government Information Exchange -- a Web directory to help locate government information on the internet.
http://www.info.gov

¿ Year 2000 Information -- Presidents Council on Year 2000 conversion. http://www.y2k.gov

¿ GSA Library - specializes in government contract law, telecommunication law, and public building information. http://gsa.library.net

For additional information about the exhibit, contact Jerry Varner at (202) 708-5126.

The U.S. General Services Administration celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. GSA provides expertly managed space, supplies, services, solution and policies at best value, to help Federal Government agencies perform their missions. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the agency employees about 14,000 people in 11 regions across the country.