ALA, Others Request Funding for Government Printing Office (GPO)

GPO LetterToday, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) sent a letter to several Chairmen and Chairwomen in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives concerning appropriations for the Government Printing Office (GPO):

Dear Chairwomen and Ranking Members:

On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA), we write in support of the FY 2009 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Collectively, these three associations represent thousands of individuals and institutions serving communities throughout the Nation, including the nearly 1,300 federal depository libraries located in nearly every congressional district…

We urge your support for the Public Printer’s FY 2009 budget request of $174,354,000 for the GPO that includes $43,426,000 for the Salaries and Expenses (S&E) Appropriation of the Superintendent of Documents and $97,928,000 for the Congressional Printing and Binding (CP&B) Appropriation. The S&E request includes necessary funds for the cataloging, indexing, and distribution of Federal publications in print and electronic formats to depository libraries and other recipients designated by law. It includes several critically important information technology projects that are designed to expand and improve public access to government information…

The full letter is available here:

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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