The US Government Printing Office (GPO) announced today that the US Senate unanimously confirmed Davita Vance-Cooks as Public Printer of the United States. Vance-Cooks has served as the Acting Public Printer since January 3, 2012. She is the first African American and the first woman to be nominated and confirmed for the leadership of the GPO, which was established in 1861. With the Senate’s approval, Vance-Cooks becomes the 27th Public Printer of the United States.
Prior to Vance-Cooks's nomination hearing in June, ARL joined the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), American Library Association (ALA), Medical Library Association (MLA), and Special Libraries Association (SLA) in a letter to the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration supporting her nomination.
For more details about Vance-Cooks, including a link to her bio, see today's GPO press release, "Senate Confirms Davita Vance-Cooks as Public Printer."