Magazine article Computers in Libraries

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) announced three appointments. After President Barack Obama announced his appointment in December, William J. Boarman has now been sworn in as the 26th Public Printer of the U.S., and he will serve as the CEO.

Most recently, he was president of the Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the senior vice president of CWA. His first position in printing was a 4-year apprenticeship at McArdle Printing. After that, he was appointed as a printer to GPO. In 1977, he took a leave of absence from GPO to serve in the International Typographical Union (ITU), which later merged with CWA. He served as chairman of the CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan, as president of the Union Printers Home, and as co-chair of the Council of Institutional Investors for three terms.

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In a separate release, the Public Printer named Mary Alice Baish Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents, for the GPO. In this role, she will oversee GPO's Library Services and Content Management unit, Publication and Information Sales unit, and the management of the Federal Digital System (FDsys). …

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