Two 2008 Meetings: the AAAS's Forum on Science and Technology Policy and the ALA's National Library Legislative Day

Danielle Mihram (Special Projects Librarian, Leavey Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. (dmihram@usc.edu))
G. Arthur Mihram (Author and Consultant based in Princeton, NJ, USA. His biographical sketch has appeared in Marquis's Who's Who in America.)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 8 August 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to report on The AAAS's Forum on Science and Technology Policy, and The ALA's National Library Legislative Day, held in May 2008 in Washington, DC, USA. Design/methodology/report.–.Conference report. Findings – The underlying (single) theme of the two meetings was governmental funding. Each meeting was devoted to advising participants about the present status of budgetary allocations and appropriations of Federal funds for the current or subsequent years.

Originality/value

Notes that four issues from the AAAs Forum would be of particular interest: “Cognition enhancement: promise or threat?”; “A skeptical view of advocacy [conducted by] by scientists”; “Ensuring the best presidential science appointments [after the 2008 elections]” and “Science and the new media”.

Keywords

Citation

Mihram, D. and Arthur Mihram, G. (2008), "Two 2008 Meetings: the AAAS's Forum on Science and Technology Policy and the ALA's National Library Legislative Day", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050810921300

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.