Edward Herman and Theodora Belniak, authors of Locating U.S. Government Information Handbook (3rd ed.), are librarians and teachers at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ed taught thousands of students, faculty, and community members how to access printed, electronic, and audio-visual formats of government information during his thirty-seven years at the University, in both classes and one-on-one meetings. He retired in July 2014. Theo, a law librarian and Head of Collection Management at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, does the same through her reference encounters, appointments, and classes on legal research and writing.
The goal of the third edition is to facilitate access to government information among the general public.