[Libs-Or] INFORMATION Fwd: [alacoun] National Archives and Records Administration

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 12:52:04 PST 2011


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From: Emily Sheketoff <esheketoff at alawash.org>
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:31 AM
Subject: [alacoun] National Archives and Records Administration
To: ALA Council <alacoun at ala.org>


 Update on the National Archives Library Information Center



In the last couple of days there has been much concern about the status of
the National Archives Library Information Center (ALIC).  The National
Archives will be putting out an official statement on the issue, but in the
meantime I was able to speak with David McMillen the External Affairs
Liaison at the National Archives.  He assured me that the library is not
closing and the collection would remain accessible to the public.  There are
going to be changes to the library.  Due to budget constraints the National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will be merging library services
with other services.  This means that:

   - The library will remain open and staffed and public access will remain
   - The library collection will remain intact (with the exception of the
   bound serial set being moved because the library has purchased an online
   version).
   - Like most libraries facing budget cuts, acquisitions will be
   substantially reduced.
   - Seven positions will be reassigned, not laid off.  Some of those people
   may be providing library reference within a different unit, but it is too
   soon to say where people will be assigned.
   - The records management process with the Government Printing Office will
   not be affected by this merge.



Jessica McGilvray

Assistant Director, Office of Government Relations



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