Tag Archives: GPO

GPO is now the Government Publishing Office

The GPO Building

In addition to funding the federal government, H.R. 83, the appropriations bill that was signed into law last night by President Obama, officially changes the name of the federal agency that helps to ensure a more transparent government. Language in section 1301 renames the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office and while the agency will still retain its ... Read More »

A new look at a time-honored program

Below is a blog post compiled by Barbie Selby, a member of the American Library Association’s Government Information Subcommittee regarding her experience at the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Depository Library Council & Conference last week. For the first time, the conference was held entirely at the GPO in downtown Washington, D.C. This has been a great conference. While holding it ... Read More »

Library Services Impacted by Government Shutdown

Unless you’ve been lucky enough to have been lounging away at a private beach without media access, you know that the U.S. government has shut down. The shutdown officially occurred at midnight as the House and Senate were unable to agree on a continuing resolution (C.R.) to fund the government. It remains unclear exactly how long the shutdown will last. ... Read More »

Davita Vance-Cooks – New Public Printer of the United States

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) ... Read More »

New GPO report suggests charging taxpayers twice for government info

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) recently released their congressionally mandated report, Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age.  NAPA’s five-member panel spent ten months conducting an audit of the Government Printing Office (GPO). The panel’s lengthy 166 page report does present some interesting, and at times, troubling thoughts. On one hand the panel ... Read More »