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Critical Issues Program: 2017 in Review

A satellite image of the Earth. Image Credit: NASA

As the first month of 2018 draws to a close, we thought it’d be a good time to look back over 2017 in the Critical Issues program. We would like to thank you for being part of the Critical Issues community this year, whether you were one of the 10,000+ people who watched a webinar live or on YouTube, gave us feedback to improve what we’re doing, or said hello on Twitter. We are always working on ways to bring you more useful, expert, impartial geoscience information or opportunities to discuss geoscience issues, and 2017 was our busiest year yet.

Linda Zellmer Honored for Distinguished Service in Geoscience Information

Linda Zellmer (right) and Clara McLeod, stand next to each other in front of a granite rock plaque with *Linda Zellmer 2017 GSIS Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award* carved into it.

Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University (WIU), was honored by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) with the 2017 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award.  The award was presented at the society’s fall meeting, held in conjunction with the Seattle meeting of the Geological Society of America.  It recognizes significant contributions to the field of geoscience information.

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