AALL, MLA, and SLA Ask For Oversight Hearings About EPA Library Network
Today, AALL, the Medical Library Association and the Special Libraries Association sent a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, to urge her to hold additional oversight hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) library network.
AALL has been concerned about EPA’s libraries since we learned in 2006 of the agency’s plans to reorganize its network and close five of its libraries. Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Boxer, who has held several oversight hearings on EPA’s plans, Congress provided EPA with a $1 million order to reopen the libraries in 2008.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.