GPO Superintendent of Documents Receives Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award


WASHINGTON —The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Superintendent of Documents Laurie Hall receives the 2021 Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award from the Catholic University of America (CUA) Library and Information Science (LIS) Alumni Association. The honor is bestowed each year to an alumnus of Catholic University’s School of Library and Information Science who, through their contributions to the library and information science profession, has exhibited the qualities that Dean Von Dran was noted for throughout his career: innovation, collaboration, and leadership.

“Congratulations to Laurie on receiving this well-deserved honor,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “Laurie plays a critical role as GPO Superintendent of Documents supporting the GPO mission Keeping America Informed and ensuring free public access to Government information. She has been a valued member of the GPO team for nearly four decades, and we are grateful for her continued service.”

As Superintendent of Documents, Hall leads the agency in providing public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies and the Federal courts. Hall focuses her efforts on the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in cooperation with Congress and GPO’s library partners.

As Managing Director of Library Services and Content Management, Hall oversees the administration of four major Congressionally-mandated programs: the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging & Indexing Program, the International Exchange Service, and the By-Law Program.

Hall has been with GPO since 1985.

More information about the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/alumni-and-giving/alumni-resources/alumni-board/von-dran-award/index.html

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 www.govinfo.gov and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.

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