"Libraries Transform": DSFederal celebrates National Library Week 2017


Did you know?

  1. There’s a big difference between a Web search and research.

  2. The “digital divide” is real, and libraries are dedicated to bridging it.

  3. Librarians are information experts.

The American Library Association (ALA), which promotes “library service and librarianship,” is the oldest library association in the United States, dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity of Access, Education, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st-Century Literacy. As its “Libraries Transform” site points out, a Google search might yield millions of results, but a librarian is uniquely qualified help you to find answers that are true, relevant, and current. In a time of information overload, when sophisticated technology can make it hard to distinguish fact from fiction, libraries—and librarians—are more important than ever.


With ALA's National Library Week in full swing, DSFederal is proud to support a number of Federal government libraries that serve scientists and researchers, including the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Medical Library,

Sarah Clarke, DSFederal Librarian supporting the USAMRIID Medical Research Library, emphasized librarians' focus on service to information-seekers: "The USAMRIID Medical Library is constantly transforming as the needs of patrons change - in March, we increased the number of computers we have available for patron use, and we are constantly adding titles to our library's electronic resources in order to expand our collection", she writes. "Our hope is to provide our patrons with the resources they need most...there is no request too big or too small!"

CEO Sophia Parker echoed this sentiment, highlighting the universal need for access to information. Said Parker in a statement, "As an advocate for education, especially for the poorest and most disenfranchised people in the world, I've seen the transformative power of books and libraries firsthand."

DSFederal supports major Federal government research libraries, including the National Agricultural Library, the USAMRIID Medical Research Library, and the National Transportation Library, and we are pleased to join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating National Library Week, April 9 – 15, 2017.


Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 
132-56)

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at stars2@dsfederal.com)

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:

CMS SPARC (JV)

CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI

PSC IDIQ

USAMRIID IDIQ

VA-T4 8(a)

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2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE

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