ERIC Number: ED333868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
BIS Handbook: An Organizational Manual & Directory. 1990-1991.
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 the 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 1990 and a selected bibliography of publications. Descriptions of each of the standing and ad hoc committees, together with names of key contacts, are also presented. Addresses and phone numbers are included in an alphabetical listing of the officers, committee, and task force members. Sample committee volunteer forms conclude the document. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. Bibliographic Instruction Section.
Note: For the 1989 edition, see ED 311 899.