ERIC Number: ED311899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
BIS Handbook. An Organizational Manual & Directory with Revisions.
Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. Bibliographic Instruction Section.
Since its founding in 1978, the Bibliographic Instruction Section (BIS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has published an annual guide that serves as the organizational handbook and directory of BIS officers and committee members. This directory opens with a capsule history of the origins and early years of BIS written by Miriam Dudley of the University of California at Los Angeles. This contribution describes the functions, programs, interests, and various committees of BIS. A description of the organizational structure includes an organizational chart, beginning with the American Library Association and branching out to the 5 standing committees and 10 ad hoc committees; discusses the relationship of BIS to ACRL; and mentions other bibliographic instruction committees within the American Library Association (ALA). Information is also provided on BIS bylaws and procedures, required meetings, and responsibilities of BIS officers and committees. A description of BIS activities and resources includes lists of chairpeople and recipients of the Miriam Dudley Librarian of the Year Award, as well as an annotated list of BIS annual meeting programs from 1978 through 1988 and a selected bibliography of publications. Descriptions of each of the standing and ad hoc committees, together with names of key contacts, conclude the directory. A committee volunteer form and a BIS change of address form are appended. (SD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. Bibliographic Instruction Section.