Tag Archives: EPA Library Closings

ALA Applauds the Reopening of Five EPA Libraries

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – The American Library Association welcomed the reopening of five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) libraries on September 30.  With significant pressure from Congress, the EPA took steps to reopen the five locations in: Chicago (Region 5); Dallas (Region 6); Kansas City (Region 7); and the EPA Headquarters Repository and the Chemical Library in Washington, DC. ALA and others in the ... Read More »

EPA Libraries Reopen!!!

The five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) libraries that were closed have reopened today.  The EPA has followed through on what was stated in their Report to Congress on the state of the EPA National Library Network: The five libraries that were closed will be reopened on or before September 30, 2008; Region 5 in Chicago, Region 6 in Dallas, Region ... Read More »

EPA Provides Response to PEER Statement Delivered June 16, 2008

The EPA has provided the ALA with the following response to a statement that PEER delivered yesterday. As we stated in our ‘Report to Congress,’ EPA plans to re-open the Chemical Library along with the HQ and 3 Regional libraries. Most of the chemical library contents are already in DC but those materials which had been dispersed to other EPA ... Read More »

EPA’s Report to Congress on Libraries

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency submitted its Report to Congress (PDF) on the state of the EPA National Library Network. The main points in the report are: The five libraries that were closed will be reopened on or before September 30, 2008; Region 5 in Chicago, Region 6 in Dallas, Region 7 in Kansas City, the EPA Headquarters Repository and ... Read More »

Jim Rettig Testifies on EPA Libraries

Today, ALA President-elect Jim Rettig testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the closure of libraries at the Environmental Protection Agency. Speaking to the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Mr. Rettig spoke to several questions that have raised alarm bells within the library community, the science community, and several other affected fields. “Overall, ... Read More »