ERIC Number: ED360986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating 50 Years of Cooperation, 1942-1992.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of National Library and Information Associations (CNLIA) (called the Council of National Library Associations until 1978), this document describes the CNLIA's purposes and accomplishments. Since 1942 the CNLIA has served as a forum for library and information associations to examine the issues and challenges facing them and the information community at large. In this anniversary year the Council has 19 member associations, united in their interest in library issues and fostering cooperative projects of value to librarianship and information science. Some of the major projects of the CNLIA are discussed, including the "Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information," published annually since 1955, and a number of other publications and committees. In recent years the CNLIA has been active in issues of copyright and reproduction rights. In the future, it is expected that the CNLIA will continue to play a major role in library concerns, providing an environment where smaller associations with limited resources can work on equal footing with larger organizations. Attachments include lists of directors and council members, and some commemorative letters and publications honoring the anniversary, along with a description of procedures adopted from 1990 and the organization's constitution. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Copyrights, History, Information Dissemination, Information Science, Institutional Role, Library Associations, National Organizations, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
Council of National Library and Information Associations, 1700 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of National Library and Information Associations, Washington, DC.