Hi Floyd, The link you provided to the overview of this committee seems to be al- inclusive and not just restricted to federally-funded collections. Can you clarify in case I missed something? Thanks, -Neal From: <Shockley>, Floyd <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Reply-To: "Shockley, Floyd" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:07 AM To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Subject: ESA Position Statement on Collections All, I have been asked to chair a 4-person writing team selected by the Science Policy Capability Committee of the Entomological Society of America to develop a 1-2 page position statement on the importance of federally-funded entomology collections. We are soliciting suggestions, ideas, and perspectives until July 17 so please submit your comments as soon as possible (see link below). We are of course interested in comments from Section SysEB and ECN members, but we are also interested in capturing the perspectives of how non-collections people are impacted by entomological collections and their staff. This will be a statement on behalf of all ESA members so your opinions matter!!! Depending on how well-received the statement is that we develop by ECN members, ECN may have the opportunity to endorse it in a more formal way. Please help us spread the word! I’d appreciate it if this could be forwarded to the Section SysEB distribution list as well. http://www.entsoc.org/sci-pol/collections Cheers, Floyd --------------------------------------------------------- Floyd W. Shockley, Ph.D., F.R.E.S. Collections Manager (Acting) Department of Entomology Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History P.O. Box 37012, MRC 165 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Tel (office): 202-633-0982 Fax (office): 202-786-2894 Mobile (personal): 703-789-4924 Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Staff Website: http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/ShockleyF.html ________________________________ This message is only intended for the addressee named above. Its contents may be privileged or otherwise protected. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this message or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please notify us immediately by reply mail or by collect telephone call. Any personal opinions expressed in this message do not necessarily represent the views of the Bishop Museum.