The American Library Association (ALA) is glad to welcome Davita Vance-Cooks as the new Public Printer of the United States! She took the oath of office this morning as she was sworn in by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. This was a momentous occasion as the Government Printing Office (GPO) statement noted, “while Vance-Cooks is the 27th person to hold the title of Public Printer in the agency’s history, she is the first African-American and the first woman ever to be nominated and confirmed as Public Printer”. This past May, President Obama nominated her and at the start of this month, she was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The ALA looks forward to our continued work with the GPO and it’s new Public Printer, Davita Vance-Cooks!