Gary Price (librarian)

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Gary Price

Gary Price (born 1965) is an American librarian and is currently co-editor, with Shirl Kennedy, of the "InfoDocket" feature of the online edition of Library Journal[1]. The two also operate and the stand-alone website, which are updated daily with new online search tools, library and research news, commentary, and full text reports from governments, think tanks, NGOs, academicians, and others.

Price lives near Washington, DC, and grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he attended New Trier High School.

Life and work[edit]

Price received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas, and a master's in library and information science from Wayne State University. He was for a time a reference librarian at George Washington University. Price co-authored the book The Invisible Web(see Deep Web) with Chris Sherman in July 2001.

Price has worked as a librarian at George Washington University, and for the search engine as their director of online information resources.

He also does frequent consulting projects and has written for a number of publications. He is a contributing editor at Search Engine Land, a news site devoted to search-engine optimization and marketing.

Before launching and in February 2011, Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy worked together for 10 years as founders and co-editors of other websites, including, a search tool for librarians and researchers, and, focused on government and non-profit organization news.

Price received the Special Libraries Association's Innovations in Technology Award in 2002, and their News Division's Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award in 2004. He was also among the Wayne State University Library and Information Program Alumni of the Year Award recipients.[year needed]

From 1998 to 2002, he maintained Price's List of Lists (LoL) "a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet", later operated by until 2013.


  1. "About",, Media Source Inc., retrieved May 25, 2015

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