An associate dean at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has been appointed to a national council that advises the head of the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Victoria K. Trotta, associate dean for Information Technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library, is among six new members of the Depository Library Council. Trotta was appointed to a three-year term by Acting Public Printer William H. Turri.
The 15-member body meets at least twice a year to advise the Public Printer on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these accomplished and dedicated individuals who will advise us on crucial issues relating to public access to U.S. Government information," Turri said in announcing the appointments. "The breadth of their experience will benefit the Federal Depository Library Program as it continues to evolve from print to digital media."
The Ross-Blakley Library has been a selective federal depository library since 1977, according to Trotta, who said she is honored by the appointment.
"It is a particularly interesting time to be appointed to the federal Depository Library Council because the federal government has for some time been moving away from print into primarily digital publication formats," she said. "This migration raises important questions of preservation, authentication and public access, particularly for the legal community whose rules of evidence require print versions of primary authority."
Trotta, who has a Master's in Library Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a law degree from University of Southern California, joined the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1996. She has served in her current post since 2000 and also teaches Advanced Legal Research for the College, as well as lecturing abroad on legal bibliography, legal research and law library administration.
Trotta previously was the law librarian for the Phoenix law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP, and she held professional positions in every aspect of law library administration at the University of Southern California Law Library. She is a recent past president of the American Association of Law Libraries.