ERIC Number: ED370543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1985-1986. Fifteen Years of Service.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Activities of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) for fiscal year 1985-1986 are reported under four broad headings--Improving Library and Information Services To Meet Changing Needs; Access to Information; Information Technology and Productivity; and Policy, Planning, and Advice. Activities reported under the first heading include promoting improved library services for the elderly; distributing an evaluation of the NCLIS/Department of Defense technology transfer project; and analyzing major NCLIS user needs assessments. Under the heading of Access to Information, the report describes the development of a concept paper on the importance of information skills in the learning process and the follow-up to the NCLIS fee study. Under the heading of Information Technology and Productivity, the report covers the first in a series of international conferences on information and the economy. The report under Policy, Planning and Advice describes the provision of seminars and reports to Congress and Congressional staff members on censorship and information-related subjects; preliminary planning for the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services; and advising the State Department in the distribution of grants to international library programs. A brief report on personnel and administration concludes the report, and the laws authorizing the NCLIS are appended. A 15-year review of NCLIS activities, which describes how the organization carried out its legislative mandate, agencies with which it worked, and audiences served, is included along with a list of NCLIS publications from 1972-1986. Information about current and former Commission members and a fiscal statement are also included. (KRN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Annual Reports, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Fees, Information Technology, International Cooperation, Learning Resources Centers, Library Statistics, Older Adults, Public Agencies, Public Libraries, Public Policy, Publications, School Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.