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ERIC Number: ED370545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1989-1990.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) reports on five major activity areas for fiscal year 1989-90: (1) oversight of planning for the second White House Conference on Library and Information Services, including working with states to develop preconference activities, appropriation of funds, and work on the "WHCLIS Connection," the hypertext database of library and information issues and statistics developed to orient and inform conference delegates; (2) the holding of two regional hearings on library and information services to Native Americans to obtain information on the status of current tribal services and to receive recommendations; (3) the development and adoption of the eight Principles of Public Information, which are based on the concept that "information held by the government belongs to the people, and is held by the government in trust for the people"; (4) expansion of the cooperative program for public library statistics with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to cover other types of libraries; and (5) the publication of the proceedings of the April 1989 symposium, "Information Literacy and Education for the 21st Century: Toward an Agenda for Action," which was a cooperative project with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Also noted are the group's involvement in legislative activities and international programs, and the third annual NCLIS recognition awards. A report on personnel and administration concludes the report. Appendices contain copies of the laws authoriziing the NCLIS and the White House Conference; information about current and former Commission members; a copy of the Principles of Public Information; and a fiscal statement. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.