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Environmental Protection Agency library network [electronic resource] / Bernard T. Vellios, editor.

Contributor(s): Vellios, Bernard T | United States. General Accounting Office.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 73 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781617284120 (electronic bk.); 1617284122 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Libraries | Environmental libraries -- United States -- Administration | United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Reorganization | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Administration & Management | USA -- Environmental Protection Agency | Bibliotheksnetz | ReorganisationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Environmental Protection Agency library network.DDC classification: 025.1/963637 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface -- Results in brief -- Background -- Some libraries independently decided to close, reduce their hours, or take other actions, but the final network configuration is still uncertain -- EPA did not effectively justify its decision to reorganize its library network -- EPA did not fully inform or solicit views from the full range of stakeholders on the reorganization but is now increasing its outreach efforts -- EPA lacks a strategy to ensure continuity of library services and does not know whether its actions have impaired access to environmental information -- EPA program offices are responsible for funding their libraries and their reorganization through their support budgets -- Conclusions -- Recommendations for executive action -- Appendix I: Objectives, scope, and methodology -- Appendix II: Key practices and implementation steps for effective mergers and organizational transformations -- Appendix III: Comments from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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"Excerpted from GAO report GAO-08-304, dated February 2008"--P. [1].

Includes bibliographical references (p. [63]-67) and index.

Preface -- Results in brief -- Background -- Some libraries independently decided to close, reduce their hours, or take other actions, but the final network configuration is still uncertain -- EPA did not effectively justify its decision to reorganize its library network -- EPA did not fully inform or solicit views from the full range of stakeholders on the reorganization but is now increasing its outreach efforts -- EPA lacks a strategy to ensure continuity of library services and does not know whether its actions have impaired access to environmental information -- EPA program offices are responsible for funding their libraries and their reorganization through their support budgets -- Conclusions -- Recommendations for executive action -- Appendix I: Objectives, scope, and methodology -- Appendix II: Key practices and implementation steps for effective mergers and organizational transformations -- Appendix III: Comments from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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