May 21, 2007

EPA documents at the library

Last year, several regional libraries of the Environmental Protection Agency were closed, leaving the status of numerous documents and materials uncertain. In February, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hosted an oversight hearing regarding the library closures and the possible disposal of various documents. A full summary of the closures can be found at Information Today's web site.

The National Indian Law Library has approximately 130 materials that are EPA-related. They are either authored by the EPA, or the subject matter is related to the EPA. The library also monitors the Environmental Protection Agency's web site for materials having to do with tribes and environmental management. Library researchers can access this information by using the library's online catalog.