ERIC Number: ED370546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Annual Report, 1990-1991.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Highlights of the annual report for the 20th year of service for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) include: (1) planning for and the coordination of the second White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS); (2) technical amendments to the NCLIS enabling legislation; (3) continuing progress in a cooperative program with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to obtain and disseminate library statistics; (4) two regional hearings held to obtain information on the status of library and information services to Native Americans and to receive recommendations for the kinds of services required to meet the needs of tribes living in those areas; (5) work with the Legislative Reference Division of the Office of Management and Budget to review proposed, pending, and enrolled legislation for the executive and legislative branches; (6) dissemination and promotion of the adoption of the Principles of Public Information; (7) active involvement in the National Forum on Information Literacy and other literacy-related activities including the reprinting of the proceedings of a 1989 symposium co-sponsored by NCLIS and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL); and (8) cooperation with the Department of State in monitoring and coordinating proposals for International Conventions and Scientific Organizations Contributions (ICSOC) grants and disbursing the funds. A report on personnel and administration concludes the report. Appendices include copies of the law authorizing the NCLIS and amendments to this law, as well as the law authorizing the White House Conference; a listing of selected major NCLIS accomplishments, 1970-1991; a list of NCLIS publications, 1971-1991; information about current and former Commission members; and a fiscal statement. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.