ERIC Number: ED370544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1987-1988. Progress through Partnerships.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Activities of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) for fiscal year 1987-1988 are reported under four braod categories--Literacy; Democracy; Productivity; and Policy, Planning, and Advice. The report under Literacy features three major projects: working with the National Center for Education Statistics to develop a system for collecting and publishing public library statistics; helping to launch the National Library Card Campaign; and receiving funding for a symposium on the role of school library media programs in developing information skills. Activities under democracy include leading the library and information community in promoting passage of the law authorizing a second White House Conference on Library and Information Science, and convening a forum on the role of the public library in providing information needed in the governance process. Activities in the area of Productivity include endorsing and publishing the Glenerin Declaration, a trilateral declaration that makes nine public policy recommendations on the role of information and the economy, and the publication of an article describing NCLIS work with the Administration on the Aging to promote library services to the aging. The report on Policy, Planning and Advice covers the NCLIS-sponsored conference on Latin American needs for translations of English language textbooks; assisting the State Department in making grants to international projects; participating in a U.S./U.S.S.R. seminar on preservation, standardization, and resource-sharing; and providing assistance to members of Congress and federal agencies on issues affecting libraries and information services. A brief report on personnel and administration concludes the publication. Appendices provide copies of the laws authorizing the NCLIS and the White House Conference; a copy of the Glenerin Declaration; information about current and former Commission members; and a fiscal statement. (KRN)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Information Technology, International Cooperation, Learning Resources Centers, Library Instruction, Library Statistics, Older Adults, Productivity, Public Agencies, Public Libraries, Public Policy, School Libraries
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.