LAURIE HALL

Superintendent of Documents, Managing Director of Library Services & Content Management


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, Laurie 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 provides management support for the implementation of strategic programs and operations in partnership with depository libraries and in collaboration with other U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) business units and Federal agencies.

Biography

Hall has been with GPO since 1985, most recently serving as LSCM’s Director of Library Technical Services where she oversees three divisions and supervises more than 60 staff members. Other LSCM positions Laurie Hall has held include: Supervisory Program Analyst, Serials Cataloger, Cataloging Section Chief, Cataloging Branch Chief, and Director of Bibliographic Services. Since 1992, she has worked on key agency initiatives, including the acquisition of GPO’s first Integrated Library System. Additionally, Hall has worked on projects to deliver cataloging records created by GPO staff to FDLP libraries through GPO’s Cataloging Record Distribution Project. She also manages the National Bibliographic Records Inventory Program, an initiative to identify and catalog both historic and new content for GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). The Bibliographic Inventory includes many projects, such as the conversion of GPO’s Historic Shelflist of U.S. Government Publications (1880-1992) and the development and implementation of cooperative cataloging partnerships with libraries in the FDLP to identify fugitive publications and link to recently digitized U.S. Government publications. A new project sponsored by Hall beginning in 2013 is the Web harvesting of agency content. The roles held by Hall since joining GPO have greatly supported the digital transformation of key agency initiatives.

Prior to arrival at GPO, Hall worked in a variety of corporate, public, and academic libraries. She began working with the Federal Depository Library Program while working in the documents collection at Georgetown University, Lauinger Library.

Ms. Hall earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art History and American Studies at the University of Virginia and her Master’s degree in Library Science at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.