ERIC Number: ED349980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Information Ambassadors: The 1990-91 Library/Book Fellows.
American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
The American Library Association (ALA) Library/Book Fellows program began in 1986 with a grant from the U.S. Information Agency. The program's purpose is threefold: (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 1990-91 fellows highlighting their overseas experiences. The fellows are: (1) Mary M. Wagner from the College of St. Catherine (Minnesota), who went to the Institute of Southern Africa Studies at the National University of Lesotho in Roma, Lesotho; (2) Lucinda Covert-Vail from San Francisco State University, who went to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain; (3) J. David Martin from the University of Iowa, who went to Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela; (4) James Krikelas from the University of Wisconsin, who went to the University of Crete in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece; (5) Michael S. Perdreau from Ohio University, who went to the National Library of Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; (6) Thomas Connors from the Bancroft Group in Los Angeles who went to the National Archives of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan; (7) Wendy A. Simmons from the University of Maryland-College Park, who went to the University of Botswana in Gabarone, Botswana; (8) Artemis G. Kirk from Simmons College (Massachusetts), who went to the Urban Council Public Libraries in Hong Kong; and (9) Anne Mustain from the University of Virginia, who went to the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Law Library, in Bridgetown, Barbados. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Cultural Exchange, Databases, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Programs, Librarians, Library Associations, Library Automation, Library Education, Library Services, National Libraries, Overseas Employment, Professional Training, 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 1989-90 program, see IR 054 140.