The rise, fall, and rise of EPA libraries

Loomis, Ann The rise, fall, and rise of EPA libraries., 2013 [Preprint]

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Since the EPA was founded in 1970, its libraries have evolved from decentralized information centers into a comprehensive library network. EPA libraries experienced severe growing pains during this process. The threat of severe budget cuts in 2006 led to the closure of several libraries and a sharp reduction in EPA library services. These actions were met with protest by librarians, and after an appeal to Congress the EPA library services were restored in 2008. Since then, EPA has continued efforts to improve library services through the creation of the EPA National Library Network and development of a strategic plan (EPA, 2011) to make environmental information easier to obtain.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DF. Government libraries.
F. Management. > FH. Reorganization.
Depositing user: Ms. Ann Loomis
Date deposited: 28 Feb 2015 03:38
Last modified: 28 Feb 2015 03:38


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