Video: Librarian of Congress James Billington Discusses LC's 2012 Budget Request With House Appropriations Committee
Several political pundits have said the debate and politicking over the 2012 Federal Budget will make what the events surrounding the 2011 budget seem somewhat tame.
It’s not interesting to see the Librarian of Congress justify why the need the money for it’s just as interesting (and informative) to listen to the questions and comments from committee members.
The Complete LC budget request/ justification document is available here. (214 pages; PDF)
Note: In the document the Librarian of Congress writes that funding for two mission-critical areas need additional funds.
- Improved IT to “strengthen the level of protection for information and systems within the library
- “Broaden the research expertise at the Congressional Research Service.
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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.