ERIC Number: ED346884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-11
Reference Count: N/A
Library and Information Services for Literacy, Productivity and Democracy. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, and the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives. One Hundred Second Congress, First Session. Oversight Hearing at the White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
The oversight hearing at the second White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS2) focuses on the role of the library in three major areas addressed by conference presenters: a literate work force; the productivity to compete in the international marketplace in the 21st century; and a populace fully equipped to participate in the democratic process. In addition to introductory remarks by Senators Claiborne Pell and Paul Simon, this report on the hearing contains statements and/or testimony presented by the following witnesses: (1) Charles E. Reid, Prodevco Group, chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the 1991 White House Conference; (2) Charles Benton, Public Media, Inc., chairman emeritus of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the 1979 White House Conference; (3) Richard L. Venezky, National Center on Adult Literacy, chairman of the OTA Advisory Panel and Technology; (4) Vinton Cerf, Corporation for National Research Initiatives; (5) Timothy Healy, New York Public Library; (6) James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress; (7) Thomas Sobol, Commissioner of Education, State of New York; (8) Joan Ress Reeves, White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services Task Force; (9) Patricia Glass Schuman, president, American Library Association; (10) Enrique Luis Ramirez, San Francisco, CA; (11) Robert Wedgeworth, Columbia University Library School; (12) Lotsee Patterson, representing Native Americans; (13) Laurence Reszetar, White House Conference Youth Caucus; (14) Theresa A. Nellans, Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired; (15) Julianna Kimball, Phoenix, AZ; (16) K. Wayne Smith, OCLC; (17) Virginia Gaines Fox, Kentucky Authority for Educational Television; (18) Frederic J. Glazer, West Virginia Library Commission; and (19) Richard T. Miller, State Librarian, Montana. (BBM)
Descriptors: Conferences, Democracy, Government Role, Hearings, Information Services, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Productivity
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.