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    Key Contacts at Scholarly Information
    Sharon Tahirkheli
    Director, Scholarly Information
    (703) 379-2480 ext 231

    Monika Long
    Assistant to the Director, Scholarly Information
    general GeoRef inquiries und auf Deutsch
    (703) 379-2480 ext 230

    Afifa Kechrid
    GeoRef Associate Editor
    (703) 379-2480 ext 232

    Tia Colvin
    GeoRef Associate Editor
    (703) 379-2480 ext 248

    Jorge Tapia
    GeoRef Indexer/Editor
    inquiries on the Groundwater and Soil Contamination Database and in Spanish
    (703) 379-2480 ext 240

    Lin Rose
    GeoRef Librarian
    (703) 379-2480 ext 239

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    Our Address
    American Geosciences Institute
    4220 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22302-1507

    AGI Building

    The American Geosciences Institute headquarters is located in the King Street West association complex, a small group of red-brick buildings that are visible from King Street. It is situated about two blocks west of the intersection of Interstate 395 and King Street (Route 7). The street name changes from King Street to Leesburg Pike a few blocks further west along Route 7 at the boundary of Alexandria and Falls Church.

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    Directions to AGI
    AGI is approximately four miles southwest of Washington National Airport and 25 miles southeast of Dulles International Airport. The Pentagon Metro station is approximately a 10 minute cab ride from AGI.

    From National Airport
    You can reach AGI by car from National Airport in about 15 minutes by either Route A or B. Our building is in the center of the King Street West complex, a small group of red-brick buildings that are visible from King Street.

    Route A
    1. Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway toward Washington.
    2. Take Interstate 395 south to the King Street West exit.
    3. At the first traffic light (XSport Fitness), turn left onto Park Center Drive.
    4. Go one block and turn left at stop sign onto Ford Drive.
    5. Go one short block to the cul-de-sac and turn left into the first driveway. Park in any space marked 4220 AGI. The AGI headquarters is the three-story building with an arch out front at the center of the complex.

    Route B
    1. Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway south toward Alexandria.
    2. Turn right on Glebe Road, Route 120.
    3. Follow signs to Interstate 395 south.
    4. Follow steps 3-5 from Route A.

    From Downtown Washington DC
    Cross the Potomac River on the 14th Street Bridge. Take I-395 south and follow steps 2-5 from Route A above.

    You can obtain more detailed driving directions from http://www.mapquest.com.

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    GeoRef Advisory Committee

    The GeoRef Advisory Committee assists the GeoRef Department by developing for the Executive Committee ideas for information products and services and strategies for collecting and providing bibliographic information to the geoscience community.

    -Make recommendations on the policies of the GeoRef Information Services.
    -Make recommendations on GeoRef products, budget, staffing, coverage, marketing, pricing, production methods, and cooperative agreements.
    -May establish task forces to study particular issues, with the consent of the Executive Committee.

    GeoRef Advisory Committee Members in 2019
    Mr. Dennis Trombatore, Chair
    University of Texas at Austin
    Walter Geology Library, JGB 4.202-S5438
    Austin, TX 78712-1101

    Mr. Benjamin Andrews
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0119

    Mr. Shaun J. Hardy
    Carnegie Institution of Washington
    DTM-Geophysical Laboratory Library
    5241 Broad Branch Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20015

    Mr. Kevin Lindstrom
    University of British Columbia
    Science & Engineering, UBC Library Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
    1961 East Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

    Ms. Linda R. Musser
    Earth & Minerals Sciences Library
    Pennsylvania State University
    105 Deike Building
    University Park, PA 16802-2710

    AGI Staff Contact
    Ms. Sharon N. Tahirkheli
    American Geosciences Institute
    4220 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
    (703) 379-2480

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