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.
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.