AALL Washington Affairs Rep. to Testify Wednesday at House Legislative Branch Appropriations Hearing

Tomorrow, Mary Alice Baish, Acting Washington Affairs Representative of the American Association of Law Libraries, will testify before the House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch on the FY 2009 Appropriations Request of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). She will testify on behalf of AALL, the American Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association

Mary Alice also testified before this committee last year. At that time, she highlighted the needs of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in the 21st Century. This year, Mary Alice’s testimony will focus on the need to fund GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). FDsys is GPO’s new, state of the art, digital system that we believe is essential to GPO’s future. Mary Alice’s testimony is embargoed until after the hearing but will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

The hearing will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7, at 10:00 AM in 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. It will be webcast and available on the Subcommittee’s web site.

Witnesses will include:

(In Order of Appearance):

John G. Paré, Jr.
Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives
National Federation of the Blind

Dennis M. Roth
Congressional Research Employees Association

J. Kent Dunlap
Chief Negotiator
Library of Congress Professional Guild
AFSCME Local 2910

Hon. William Orton
American Bar Association

Randy Julian
2007 Chairman
National Tour Association

Jennifer Dexter
Assistant Vice President
Government Relations
Easter Seals

Ronald La Due Lake
Interim Council
U. S. Government Accountability Office Employees Organization/International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

Matthew A. Tighe
Fraternal Order of Police
U.S. Capitol Police

Mary Alice Baish
Acting Washington Affairs Representative
American Association of Law Libraries

John E. Elfrey
LL2135 International Association of Machinists
Government Printing Office

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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