January 16, 2022

From ARL: “Three Things You Might Not Know about Presidential Records and Transitions”

From a Blog Post by Katherine Klosek, Director of Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

The week after President Biden’s inauguration, Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) David S. Ferriero, who was hired by President Obama to transform the relationship between people and their government, and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Counsel Gary M. Stern, previously a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), spoke with Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members to answer questions about presidential and administration transitions. Read on for three takeaways from the conversation (and yes, those rumors about White House staff taping official Trump administration papers back together are true).

Topics Discussed in the Complete Blog Post

  • Federal records laws cover the White House and federal agencies
  • There is a five-year wait to access presidential records
  • Starting with President Obama, there is a new model for presidential libraries

Learn More, Read the Complete Post (approx. 500 words)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.