20 Apr 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) today announced the selection of Richard A. Leiter as a new member of the Depository Library Council (DLC). He will serve on the DLC for the 2021-2024 term.
The DLC serves as an advisory committee to the Director, GPO and the Superintendent of Documents.
“I’m honored to have been selected to the DLC, and I thank the GPO for giving me the opportunity to serve,” Leiter said. “I look forward to working with the GPO and other government information advocates to work for optimal ways for making vital government information widely available to our nation’s citizens.”
As a member of the DLC, Leiter will provide guidance to GPO’s leadership on issues related to future trends and innovations in libraries, public access to government information, and the evolving needs of libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The FDLP is a network of more than 1,100 libraries—including 200 law libraries—committed to ensuring no-fee public access to government information. During the COVID-19 pandemic, GPO’s partnerships with libraries across the country have played a crucial role in connecting members of the public with online government information and resources.