ERIC Number: ED349979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Information Ambassadors: The 1989-90 Library/Book Fellows.
American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
This report begins by describing the American Library Association (ALA) Library/Book Fellows program, which began with a grant from the U.S. Information Agency in 1986. The program has a threefold purpose: (1) to increase international understanding through the establishment of professional and personal relationships and the accomplishment of mutual goals; (2) to promote international sharing of resources and increase access to U.S. materials in the host country; and (3) to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service. The bulk of the report consists of profiles of the 1989-90 fellows highlighting their overseas experiences. The fellows are: (1) Dorothy C. Woodson from the State University of New York at Buffalo, who went to the University of Swaziland; (2) Katherine Van de Vate from Princeton University (New Jersey), who went to the Asad National Library in Damascus, Syria; (3) Alicia Sabatine from Jefferson County Public School (Colorado), who went to the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica; (4) Henry F. Raine from the Folger Shakespeare Library (District of Columbia), who went to the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington; (5) Linda E. Williamson from the University of Illinois, who went to University College Dublin Library (Ireland); (6) Faye Powell from Portland State University (Oregon), who went to the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad, India; (7) Karen J. Starr from Oregon State University, who went to the Norwegian School of Library and Information Science in Oslo; and (8) Barbara Kile from Rice University (Texas), who went to the National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan. Individual projects focused on archival materials, library automation, and cataloging and classification. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Cataloging, Classification, Cultural Exchange, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Programs, Librarians, Library Associations, Library Automation, Library Services, National Libraries, Overseas Employment, Shared Library Resources
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: American Library Association
Note: For a report on the 1988-89 program, see ED 322 927; for the 1990-91 report, see IR 054 141.