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UNC library gets $25M contract, largest ever from EPA

“Thanks to a $25 million contract, the UNC School of Information and Library Science will continue to operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park Library for another five years. This is the largest contract received by SILS from the EPA-RTP library and “significantly expands the scope of work to manage agency-wide subscriptions to journals and other information products,” according to UNC. The school has operated the EPA-RTP Library since 1975 and more than 300 graduate students have served as interns in the program.” (via Triangle Business Journal)

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EPA Officials Brief SLA on Plans to Reestablish Closed Libraries by September 2008

Special Libraries Association – “The Special Libraries Association (SLA) today met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to review the agency’s report to the U.S. Congress on the future direction of its library network. The report, submitted on 26 March, explains the steps EPA intends to take to reopen libraries closed over the last two years, and details how the agency will allocate an additional $1 million dollars for libraries provided in the FY08 EPA budget earmarked for that purpose.” (via)

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EPA Closure of Libraries Faulted For Curbing Access to Key Data

Washington Post – “A plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to close several of its 26 research libraries did not fully account for the impact on government staffers and the public, who rely on the libraries for hard-to-find environmental data, congressional investigators reported yesterday.”

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Jim Rettig Testifies on EPA Libraries

District Dispatch – “Today, ALA President-elect Jim Rettig testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the closure of libraries at the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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ALA President-elect Jim Rettig to testify before Congress on EPA libraries

ALA Press Release – “On Thursday, March 13, ALA President-elect Jim Rettig will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives on the impact of library closings at the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Arbritrator Criticizes EPA for Library Closures; Reopening Plan Due

Library Journal – “Acting in response to grievances filed on behalf of all affected U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees, a federal arbitrator has found that the agency violated provisions of its collective bargaining agreement when it failed to engage the union regarding the closures and reorganization of its Library Network, owing to a new focus on electronic materials.”

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EPA’s move to ‘modernize’ libraries spurs concerns

Government Executive – “In response to a congressional mandate that the Environmental Protection Agency restore closed libraries, the agency said it will proceed with modernizing its library network, leading some people to believe the EPA will not resume physical library operations.”

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