Louisiana Public Document Depository Program Advisory Council

This is the official website for the Council that advises the State Librarian and the Recorder of Documents on matters concerning the Louisiana Public Document Depository Program. The Council’s legal authority is stated in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 25:§4107, promulgated in accordance with the Louisiana Revised Statues Title 25:122(B).

Advisory Council Meeting

Next Meeting Scheduled: TBA, Fall 2018


Eric Cartier, Recorder of Documents, Louisiana Public Document Depository Program Coordinator,

Abigail DeSoto, Website Coordinator,

Council Plan and Bylaws

Louisiana Public Document Depository Program Plan

Revised 2015

Bylaws of the Louisiana Public Document Depository Program Advisory Council

Revised 2014

Louisiana Depository Logo

Louisiana depository libraries are encouraged to download the depository logo for use on their website.
Downloadable Files
Council Members and Committees

Recorder of Documents
Eric Cartier
State Library
Permanent Term

State Library Representative
Samuel Ayers
State Library
Permanent Term*
Election in odd years

LSU Representative
Jo Ann Palermo
Permanent Term*
Election in odd years 

Louisiana Tech Representative
Abigail DeSoto
Louisiana Tech
Permanent Term*
Election in even years

Hayley Johnson
Louisiana State University
2 year term
Election in odd years
Term on Council Ends 6/30/2019

Academic Libraries
Carly Searcy
McNeese State University
2 year term
Election in even years
Term on Council Ends 6/30/2020

Public Libraries
Sonnet Ireland
St. Tammany Public Library
2 year term
Election in even years
Term on Council Ends 6/30/2020

Special Libraries
Melanie Sims
LSU- Law Center
2 year term
Election in even years
Term on Council Ends 6/30/2020

Paula Bryars
Dept. of Economic Development
2 year term
Election in odd years
Term on Council Ends 6/30/2019

Member at Large***
Allen Enger
Dept. of Children & Family Services
2 year term
Election in odd years
Term on Council Ends  6/30/2019 


Chair -Michele Pope
1 year term
Term of office ends 6/30/2019
Secretary- Sonnet Irreland
1 year term
Term of office ends 6/30/2019

*For permanent seats, the institution simply needs to designate their representative upon the “end” of the term

** The terms for officers are 1 year, but officers are eligible for re-election for a second consecutive term


Depository Contact Information


  • Rapides Parish Library, Selective–Core Titles Only
    Main Branch Library
    411 Washington Street Alexandria, LA 71301-8338
    (318) 442-1840 ext. 202
    Jonathan Westbrook, Reference Specialist

Baton Rouge

  • Louisiana House of Representatives, Special
    David R. Poynter Legislative Research Library
    P.O. Box 94012 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9012
    (225) 342-5129
    Bethany Reisch, Librarian
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Selective–Core Titles Only
    7711 Goodwood Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 231-3750
    David Laatsch, Librarian
  • Southern University, Selective–Core Titles Only
    John B. Cade Library
    167 Roosevelt Steptoe Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70813
    (225) 771-0071
    Charlotte Henderson, Electronic Resources Administrator / Head of Documents / Serials
  •  Louisiana State University, Historical
    Hill Memorial Library Special Collections
    Louisiana State University Hill Memorial Library Special Collections Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
    (225) 578-4803
    Jo Ann Palermo, Library Associate
  •  Southern University Law Center, Selective
    Oliver B. Spellman Library
    Roosevelt Steptoe Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70813
    (225) 771-2139
    Rose Herbert, Library Specialist
  •  Louisiana State University, Selective 
    Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
    1 East Campus Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    (225) 578-8815
    Melanie Sims, Government Information Librarian
  • State Library of Louisiana, Historical
    701 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    (225) 342-2791
    Samuel Ayers, Librarian




  • St. Tammany Parish Library, Selective–Core Titles Only
    Slidell Branch Library
    555 Robert Boulevard Slidell, LA 70458
    (985) 646-6470
    Stacey DeMichiel


  • Grambling State University, Selective
    A.C. Lewis Memorial Library
    403 Main Street, Box 4256 Grambling, LA 71245
    (Direct) (318) 274-6122; (Main) (318) 274-2227 ext.2568
    Rosemary N. Mokia, Head of Acquisitions/Serials/Associate Professor


  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupré Library, Complete
    400 E. St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 482-6031
    Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian

Lake Charles

  • McNeese State University, Selective
    Frazar Memorial Library
    4205 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70609
    (337) 475-5720
    Carly Searcy, Government Information Librarian



  • Avoyelles Parish Library Marksville Branch, Selective–Core Titles Only
    660 North Main Street Marksville, LA 71351
    (318) 253-7559
    Theresa Thevenote, Director


  • Jefferson Parish Library East Bank Regional Branch, Selective
    4747 West Napoleon Avenue Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 838-2804
    Linda Molinario, Technicial Services Librarian


  • Ouachita Parish Library Main Branch, Selective
    1800 Stubbs Avenue Monroe, LA 71201
    (318) 327-1490
    Jade Wheeler, Reference Librarian
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, Selective
    University Library
    700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71209
    (318) 342-1066
    Maren William, Reference Librarian

New Orleans

  • University of New Orleans, Complete
    Earl K. Long Library
    2000 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70148
    (504) 280-7276
    Lora Amsberryaugier, Interim Dean
  • Tulane University, Selective
    Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
    6801 Freret Street, Room 202 Jones Hall New Orleans, LA 70118
    (504) 865-5608
    Sean Benjamin, Public Services Librarian
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, Selective
    Law Library of Louisiana
    F400 Royal Street, 2nd floor New Orleans, LA 70130-2104
    (504) 310-2405
    Francis Norton, Head of Public Services;
  • Southern University at New Orleans, Selective
    Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library
    6400 Press Drive New Orleans, LA 70126
    (504) 286-5365
    Jacquie Keleher, Government Documents Librarian
  • Loyola University College of Law College of Law Library, Selective
    7214 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 903 New Orleans, LA 70118
    (504) 861-5546
    Michele Pope, Serials & Government Documents Librarian
  • Delgado Community College, Selective
    Moss Memorial Library
    615 City Park Avenue, (Building 10, Room 116) New Orleans, LA 70119
    (504) 671-5314
    Timothy Stamm
  • New Orleans Public Library, Selective
    Main Library 219 Loyola Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    (504) 596-2560
    Stephen Kuehling, Library Assstant
  • Tulane University, Selective
    School of Law Library
    Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret Street New Orleans, LA 70118
    (504) 865-5994
    Carla D. Pritchett, Reference and Government Documents Librarian
  • Dillard University, Selective–Core Titles Only
    Will W. Alexander Library
    2601 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122
    (504) 816-4786
    Beverly Harris, Collection Development


  • Louisiana College, Selective
    Louisiana College Library
    1140 College Drive Pineville, LA 71359
    (318) 487-7120


  • Louisiana Tech University, Historical
    Prescott Memorial Library
    P.O. Box 10408 Ruston, LA 71272
    (318) 257-4989
    Abigail DeSoto, Government Documents Librarian


  • Centenary College of Louisiana, Selective
    John F. Magale Memorial Library
    2911 Centenary Boulevard, P.O. Box 41188 Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 869-5057
    Marcia Alexander, Serials Collection Manager & Acquisition
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport, Complete
    Noel Memorial Library, LSU-S
    One University Place Shreveport, LA 71118
    (318) 798-4153
    Rachael Green, Reference & Government Documents Librarian
  • Shreve Memorial Library, Selective
    Main Library—Special Collections
    424 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 226-5897
    Chris Kirkly, Branch Manager Main Library


  • Nicholls State University, Selective
    Ellender Memorial Library
    906 East First Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 448-4667
    Lynette Tamplain, Library Specialist/Documents Specialist

Louisiana Depository Resources



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