Eric J. Forte began his library career writing SuDoc call numbers on congressional documents for the regional federal depository at the Texas State Library in Austin. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked as a librarian with government information at Western State College of Colorado, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Boise State University. He has taught government documents at the University of Illinois, and presented and written about government information in various venues. He currently works with OCLC.