Sunday, December 23, 2007
EPA will reopen closed libraries
From Library Journal: Reversing a policy bitterly opposed by library advocates, many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees, and the watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Congress in its omnibus appropriations bill sent to President George W. Bush has earmarked $3 million to restore service at the EPA's technical and research libraries. 'This is I think a great victory,' said Lynne Bradley, director of the Office of Government Relations in the American Library Associations Washington Office, who noted how librarians lobbied Congress and then-ALA President Leslie Burger on February 6, 2007 testified before Congress. 'These are marathons, not sprints. The library community kept the issue alive'