Associate Executive Director, Federal Relations and Information Policy
Prudence S. Adler is the associate executive director of the Association of Research Libraries. Her responsibilities include federal relations with a focus on information policies, intellectual property rights, telecommunications, issues relating to access to government information, and project management for the ARL GIS Literacy Project.
Prior to joining ARL in 1989, Prue was assistant project director for the Communications and Information Technologies Program, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, where she worked on studies relating to government information, networking and supercomputer issues, and information technologies and education.
Prue holds an MS in library science and MA in American history from the Catholic University of America and a BA in history from George Washington University. She has participated in several advisory councils including the Depository Library Council, the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, the National Research Council's Steering Committee on Geolibraries and the Licensing Geographic Data and Services Committee, and the American University, Washington College of Law, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic.