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Main Title Environmental protection : EPA needs to ensure that best practices and procedures are followed when making further changes to its library network : report to Congressional requesters /
Publisher U.S. Government Accountability Office,
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-304
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 213381332
Subjects Environmental libraries--United States--Evaluation ; Government libraries--United States ; Special libraries--United States--Evaluation ; Information services--Evaluation ; Special libraries--Evaluation--United States
Additional Subjects United States--Environmental Protection Agency
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  Z675.G7 E58 2008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2015
ELBM  Z675.G7E58 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/02/2016
Collation 55 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
"February 29, 2008." Paper version available from: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. Lam, Washington, D.C. 20548. "GAO-08-304."
Contents Notes
Established in 1971, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) library network provides staff and the public with access to environmental information. Its 26 libraries contain a wide range of information and resources and are located at headquarters, regional offices, research centers, and laboratories nationwide. In 2006, EPA issued a plan to reorganize the network beginning in fiscal year 2007. The plan proposed closing libraries and dispersing, disposing of, and digitizing library materials. GAO was asked to assess (1) the status of, and plans for, the network reorganization; (2) EPA's rationale for reorganizing the network; (3) the extent to which EPA has communicated with and solicited the views of EPA staff and external stakeholders in conducting the reorganization; (4) EPA's steps to maintain the quality of library services after the reorganization; and (5) how EPA is funding the network and its reorganization. For this study, GAO reviewed pertinent EPA documents and interviewed EPA officials and staff from each of the libraries.