May 28, 2022

Statement From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on the 2021 US Presidential Inauguration

From the Association of Research Libraries:

At this very challenging time in the history of the United States, the Association of Research Libraries is grateful that the longstanding tradition of peaceful transitions of power in the U.S. has continued since it began in 1789. Research libraries and archives play vital roles in the democratic process through our mission of advancing research, learning, and scholarly communication. We stand for democracy that strongly depends on an informed public, with access to evidence-based information and research. We will work with the incoming administration, Congress, and our national agency partners to advance barrier-free and equitable access to information, along with elevating intellectual freedom, privacy, and social justice. Through our work, we will continue to promote and live by the values of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.