Reference Librarian Kate Irwin-Smiler appointed to federal Depository Library Council

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Kate Irwin-Smiler

Wake Forest University School of Law Reference Librarian Kate Irwin-Smiler has been appointed to the federal Depository Library Council for a three-year term, the Government Printing Office announced.

The Depository Library Council is a 15-member board advising the Public Printer of the United States and the Superintendent of Documents on matters related to the Federal Depository Library Program. Irwin-Smiler joins colleagues from Chicago Public Library, the State Library of Indiana, University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Georgia in the new class of Council members.

In her role at the Wake Forest University Professional Center Library, Irwin-Smiler coordinates the library’s government documents collection and services related to government information. In addition to these responsibilities, she teaches in the Legal Analysis and Writing Program for JD, LLM and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) students.

Before joining Wake Forest University in 2008, Irwin-Smiler worked at Western New England College (now University) and the New York State Defenders Association. She holds degrees from Western New England College (Massachusetts); the State University of New York, University at Albany; and the University of Dayton (Ohio).

Wake Forest University Professional Center Library has been a member of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1990, providing public access to authentic government information.