Laurie Hall resigns as superintendent of documents for US Government Publishing Office upon selection of a successor, will continue to serve as managing director of library services and content management; Hall has served in both positions since 2016

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WASHINGTON, DC , February 23, 2022 (press release) –

After serving for six years as the Superintendent of Documents, Laurie Hall has informed U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern she will resign as Superintendent upon the selection of a successor. She will continue to serve as the Managing Director of Library Services and Content Management (LSCM). Hall has been serving in both of these positions since 2016.

“Laurie has gone above and beyond while serving in both of these critical roles for GPO and the library community. Laurie joined our team 36 years ago, and I support her decision to focus on the operational duties at LSCM and help in the transition of the Superintendent of Documents role,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “We will begin a nationwide search for the next Superintendent of Documents. I am grateful Laurie will still be an integral component of our partnership with the Federal Depository Library Program community and providing the American people continued access to the workings of our democracy.”

“Since I joined GPO in 1985, GPO, with the help of the library community, has made great strides in increasing access to Government information. The American public can use mobile devices to quickly and easily access information, while still having access to tangible publications at FDLP libraries,” said Superintendent of Documents Laurie Hall. “I appreciate Director Halpern for allowing me to hand the baton to a new leader while I continue to serve and collaborate with the library community.”

GPO’s Superintendent of Documents dates back to 1895 when Francis A. Crandall first held the position. The incumbent leads GPO in providing public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies, and the Federal courts. Additionally, the Superintendent of Documents focuses efforts on the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and oversees the policy and strategy for GPO’s Library Services and Content Management and Publication and Information Sales business units.

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

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