Scott Matheson

Superintendent of Documents

As Superintendent of Documents, Matheson leads the Agency in providing public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies and the Federal courts. Matheson focuses on modernization of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in cooperation with Congress and GPO’s library partners. He also oversees the Agency’s Publication and Information Sales unit and GPO’s distribution warehouses in Colorado and Maryland.


Matheson joined GPO in October 2022 from Yale University. He has over twenty years of experience as member of and working with the library community. He began his career as the Depository Coordinator at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School then worked at the University of Colorado before returning to Yale University Library. More recently, he served as Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, commonly known as the Yale Law Library.

He is active in professional associations and has worked with the Preserving Electronic Government Information Project, which aims to ensure that “born-digital” web-based public information is preserved for future researchers. Matheson taught Government information for seven years at the University of Illinois’ Library School and represented the library community on GPO's Depository Library Council, serving as chair from 2016–2017. He currently serves on the Director’s Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program, which will make recommendations on the evolution of this flagship public information program.

Matheson studied journalism at the University of Alaska and earned Law and Library degrees from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut.