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Right to govt information the cornerstone of the GPO

For my first blog post, I want to begin by saying that I am honored to be the guest “Blogger of the Month” and thrilled to share my thoughts on various tools, technologies, trends, and other events that impact my professional passions.

Our Founding Fathers fought to ensure that the people have the right to its Government’s information. That is the cornerstone of the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and a cause to which I have dedicated the past 16 years of my Federal service.

Technology and innovation are core elements necessary for change. As the Director of Library Services & Content Management and the acting Superintendent of Documents at GPO, I am constantly seeking ways in which GPO and the FDLP can improve the dissemination of Federal information to the public as well as ways in which GPO can better serve our library partners.

Many of the topics that I will be covering this month will relate to the challenges of keeping up with the latest technology, improving our services to our partner libraries, and ways in which we can stay innovative. I am eager to read your feedback and encourage readers to stay in touch even after I pass the torch to next month’s blogger.

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