ERIC Number: ED357767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Information Ambassadors: The 1991-92 Library Fellows and Debriefing Report.
Doyle, Robert P.
The American Library Association (ALA) Library 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 to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service. Profiles of the following fellows highlighting their overseas experiences are included: (1) Maria-Solange Macias from the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System, who went to the Banco del Libro, La Paz, Bolivia; (2) Ann Montgomery Smith, from the Wentworth Institute (Massachusetts), who went to the Colegia de Bibliotecologos del Peru, Lima; (3) Jitka Hurych, from Northern Illinois University, who went to the All-State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia; (4) Marjorie Rosenthal, from Long Island University (New York), who went to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; (5) Sue Sherif, from Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library (Alaska), who went to the University of Iceland, Reykjavik; (6) James Moldovan, from the U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco (California), who went to the Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania; (7) Debra McKern, from Emory University (Georgia), who went to the National Library of Egypt in Cairo; (8) Gloria Fulton, from Humboldt State University (California), who went to the Belgrade Public Library in Serbia; (9) Deborah V. H. Abraham, from the Public Library of Brookline (Massachusetts), who went to the Indian Institute of Management; (10) Stanley A. Elman, from the Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, who went to National Library of Poland, Warsaw; and (11) Barbara Rush, from Commack (New York), who went to the Ministry of Education, Jerusalem, Israel. Alternate pages of the document are printed in red and gold and consist of brief summaries of the participant's career along with a design element. An accompanying debriefing report summarizes participants' reactions to the program. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.