Public Printer Nomination Friend of Libraries
President Obama nominated William “Bill” J. Boarman to be the 26th Public Printer of the United States on April 16, 2010. Mr. Boarman is a friend of the Federal Depository Library Program and federal workers. He started his career as a journeyman printer at the Government Printing Office in 1974. He represented the AFL-CIO to the Joint Committee on Printing Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Revision of Title 44 in 1978 and 1979. He is currently vice president of the Communication Workers of America and president of the union’s Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Section.
Mr. Boarman is being supported by Representative Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader and by Representative Robert A. Brady, Chair of the Committee on House Administration. The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senator Schumer of New York will review his nomination and vote for or against him and send his nomination on to the full Senate.
Bernadine Abbott Hoduski, author of Lobbying for Libraries and the Public’s Access to Government Information