May 25, 2022

AALL, MLA, and SLA Ask For Oversight Hearings About EPA Library Network

From a AALL Washington Blawg Post:

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.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Full Text of Letter From AALL, MLA, and SLA to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (3 Pages; PDF)

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