Administrative Notes: Newsletter of the FDLP

Vol. 25, no. 10 GP 3.16/3 - 2:25/10 September 15, 2004

GPO Fills Three Key Information Dissemination Posts

The U.S. Government Printing office (GPO) has filled three key positions in its Information Dissemination (Superi ntendent of Documents) area. Gretchen A. Schlag ha s been named Director, Program Planning and Coordination Service. Janet M. Scheitle is the new Director, Office of Library Program Planning. Donald Hagen has been named Business Development Officer in the Program Development Service.

Gretchen A. Schlag - Director, Program Planning and Coordination Service
Gretchen Schlag, in her new position as Director of the Program Planning and Coordination Service, oversees six key areas in Information Dissemination: Library Program Planning, National Bibliography Program Planning, Cost Recovery Program Planning, Acquisitions and Development, Bibliographic Services, and Preservation. Her extensive background in information management make her an outstanding choice to plan, design, and oversee the implementation of all GPO information dissemination programs.

Ms. Schlag comes to GPO from the U.S. Department of the Navy, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), where she was the Enterprise Knowledge Team Lead and Librarian of the Navy (LON). Other positions during her career include eBusiness Program Manager for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Office of the CIO, and Technical Information Specialist, Program Manager and Chief of the Collection Division at Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Ms. Schlag has led many development and transformation programs related to information services, including portal and large- scale electronic document management system deployments. She has received many awards and recognition for her work in information management and collection development.

Ms. Schlag is an honor graduate from Syracuse University with a Masters degree in Information Resources Management, Government Specialization. She has a CIO Certification from the National Defense University (NDU) Information Resources Management College (IRMC), master's degrees in American Studies and Library and Information Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.

Janet M. Scheitle - Director, Office of Library Program Planning
As the new Director, Office of Library Program Planning, Janet Scheitle is uniquely prepared to coordinate the strategic planning of GPO services to libraries and the public through the FDLP. Prior to j oining GPO, Ms. Scheitle worked for the U.S. Department of the Army, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), as a strategic planner for Army Knowledge Management and Army Knowledge Online. Other experience includes a year assignment to Army Knowledge Online, ten years as command librarian overseeing daily operations of a network of university and community libraries, and doing strategic planning for library and information services to meet the training and doctrine mission of the Army. Ms. Scheitle has led planning and implementation efforts related to libraries and information services within the Army, including transforming Army training plans for librarians and developing a strategic plan for command libraries.

Ms. Scheitle is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters degree in Library Science and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She is currently a doctoral candidate at George Washington University working on a Doctorate of Science in Engineering and Applied Sciences with a concentration in Knowledge Management.

Donald Hagen - Business Development Officer
Donald Hagen joins GPO’s Information Dissemination staff in Program Development in the newly created position of Business Development Officer. Mr. Hagen comes to GPO keenly prepared for the tasks of developing solid business practice and product development from Bernan Associates, a subsidiary of the Kraus Organization Limited in Lanham, MD. Don served as managing director of Bernan Associates from 1987 to present. He had the overall responsibility for Bernan’s day-to-day and long-term operations, with responsibility for financial management, marketing and sales, acquisitions, customer service, and warehouse functions. During his tenure, Bernan Associates grew revenue and profitability and kept a sharp focus on customer demands for services, including standing orders for major U.S. government and intergovernmental serial publications. Mr. Hagen also oversaw the development of Bernan Press, a successful publisher of reference works based on U.S. government data. Prior to Bernan, from 1983 to 1988, he was general manager of Questel, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Telesystems.

Mr. Hagen’s Federal service began with two years as a biologist in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Philippines, followed by four years as a technical information specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and coursework towards a Management Information Science degree at American University.