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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.

23 science organizations urge Congress to continue funding the USGS Library

U.S. Geological Survey library in Hooe Building, Washington DC. Note rotating bookcase at left, next to card catalogs, left to right: J.M. Nickles, J.L.V. McCord original Survey librarian, J.E. Latimer, and Mary Coats. 1917.
Twenty-three science organizations, including AGI and 16 Member Societies, have signed a letter urging Congress to provide continued funding to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library, "one of the world’s largest and most important Earth and natural resources libraries." Read the full letter here.

Tools for discovering and accessing Great Lakes scientific data

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a multidisciplinary and interagency effort focused on the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes (GL) using the best available science and applying lessons learned from previous studies. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contributes to the GLRI effort by providing resource managers with information and tools needed to meet restoration goals. This includes contributing scientific expertise and delivering findings to the GL community through meaningful information products.

AGI Publications

Since 1948, AGI has provided premier publishing, curriculum development, and information services to the geoscience community. Representing over forty earth science societies and other community cooperatives, AGI's publishing efforts increase public awareness of the vital role geology plays in our world.

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