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1. Relationship and Involvement of the State Library Agen
cies with the National Program Proposed by NCLIS—
Alphonse F. Trezza, Director, Illinois State Library 2. Role of the Public Library in the National Program
Allie Beth Martin, Director, Tulsa City/County Library
System 3. The Relationship and Involvement of the Special Library
with the National Program—Edward G. Strable, Manager, Information Services, J. Walter Thompson Company
Chicago 4. The Independent Research Library-William S. Buding
ton, Executive Director and Librarian, The John Crerar
Library 5. The Information Service Environment Relationships and
Priorities—Paul G. Zurkowski, President, Information In
dustry Association 6. Manpower and Educational Programs for Management,
Research, and Professional Growth in Library and Information Services—Robert S. Taylor, Dean, School of
Information Studies, Syracuse University 7. School Library Media Programs and the National Pro
gram for Library and Information Services-Bernard M. Franckowiak, School Library Supervisor, Wisconsin De
partment of Public Instruction 8. National Program of Library and Information Services of
NCLIS: Implication for College and Community College Libraries—Beverly P. Lynch, Executive Secretary, Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library
Association 9. The National Library Network, Its Economic Rationale
and Funding-Robert M. Hayes, Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Cali
fornia 10. Intellectual Freedom and Privacy: Comments on a Na
tional Program for Library and Information Services, R. Kathleen Molz, Chairman, Intellectual Freedom Com
mittee, American Library Association 11. International Library and Information Service Develop
ments as they Relate to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science-Foster E. Mohrhardt, Former President, Association of Research Libraries and
American Library Association 12. An Economic Profile of the U.S. Book Industry-Curtis G.
Benjamin, Consultant, McGraw Hill, Inc. 13. The Role of the Information Center in the National Com
mission on Libraries and Information Science Program for the Improvement of National Information Services—Herman M. Weisman, Manager, Information Services, Na
tional Bureau of Standards 14. The Relationship of the Government and the Private Sec
tor in the Proposed National Program-David Carvey,
Vice President, Disclosure, Inc. 15. New Federal Authority and Locus of Responsibility,
John Bystrom, Professor of Communication, University
of Hawaii 16. Relationship and Involvement of the Multi-State Library
and Information Community with the National Program for Library and Information Services—Maryann Duggan, Director, Continuing Education and Library Resources
Program-WICHE 17. The Future of Federal Categorical Library Programs,
Robert Frase, Consulting Economist 18. Availability and Accessibility of Government Publications
in the National Program for Library and Information Services—Bernard Fry, Dean, Graduate Library School,
Indiana University 19. Cost Comparisons of Alternative Bibliographic Access
Systems—Saul Herner, President, Herner and Company 20. University Libraries and the National Program for Li
brary and Information Services—John McDonald, Execu
tive Director, Association of Research Libraries
National Program for Library and Information Services-
versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
National Program for Library and Information Services,
24. The Role of Professional Associations in the National
Program for Library and Information Services—Roderick
sion on Libraries and Information Science 25. The Role of Not-For-Profit Discipline-Oriented Informa
tion-Accessing Services in a National Program for Library and Information Services-Fred A. Tate, Assistant Di. rector for Planning and Development, Chemical Ab
stracts Service 26. The Impact of Machine-Readable Data Bases on Library
and Information Services—Martha Williams, Director, Information Retrieval Research Laboratory, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 27. The Role of The United States Book Exchange in the
Nationwide Library and Information Services Network-
Public Law 91-345
Public Law 91-345
July 20, 1970
To establish a National Commission on Librries and Information Science, and
for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may National be cited as the "National Commission on Libraries and Information Commission on Science Act”.
Soleno e Aot. Sạc. 2. The Congress hereby affirms that library and information services adequate to meet the needs of the people of the United States are essential to achieve national goals and to utilize most effectively the Nation's educational resources and that the Federal Government will cooperate with State and local governments and public and private agencies in assuring optimum provision of such services.
Sec. 3. (a) There is hereby established as an independent agency within the executive branch, a National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission").
(b) The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare shall provide the Commission with necessary administrative services (includ. ing those related to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel, and procurement) for which payment shall be made in advance, or by reimbursement, from funds of the Commission and such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Commission and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
CONTRIBUTIONS Sec. 4. The Commission shall have authority to accept in the name of the United States grants, gifts, or bequests of money for immediate disbursement in furtherance of the functions of the Commission. Such grants, gifts, or bequests, after acceptance by the Commission, shall to paid by the donor or his representative to the Treasurer of the United States whose receipts shall be their acquittance. The Treasurer of the United States shall enter them in a special account to the credit of the Commission for the purposes in each case specified.
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Sec. 5. (a) The Commission shall have the primary responsibility for developing or recommending overall plans for, and advising the Appropriate governments and agencies on, the policy set forth in section 2. In carrying out that responsibility, the Commission shall
(1) advise the President and the Congress on the implementa- Advice to tion of national policy by such statements, presentations, and President and reports as it deems appropriate;
Co ugress, (2) conduct studies, surveys, and analyses of the library and Studies, surveys, informational needs of the Nation, including the special library etu. and informational needs of rural areas, of economically, socially, or culturally deprived persons, and of elderly persons, and the means by which these needs may be met through information centers, through the libraries of elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education, and through public, research, special, and other types of libraries;
Pub. Law 91-345
July 20, 1970 (3) appraise the adequacies and deficiencies of current library and in fornution resources and services and evaluate the effectiveness of current library and information science programs;
(4) develop overall plans for meeting national library and informational needs and for the coordination of activities at the Federal, State, and local levels, taking into consideration all of the library and informational resources of the Nation to meet those needs;
(5) Le authorized to advise Federal, State, local, and private agencies regarding library and information sciences;
(6) promote research and development activities which will extend and improve the Nation's' libiary and inforinationhandling capability as essential links in the national communications net works;
(7) submit to the President and the Congress (not later than January 31 of each year) a report on its activities during the preceding ħscal year; and
(8) make and publish such additional reports as it deems to be necessary, including, but not limited to, reports of consultants, transcripts of testimony, summary reports, and reports of other Commission findings, studies, and recommendations. (b) The Commission is nuthorized to contract with Federal agencies and other public and private ageftcies to carry out any of its functions under subsection (a) and to publish and disseminate such reports, findings, studies, and records as it deems appropriate.
(c) The Commission is further authorized to conduct such liearings at such times and places as it deenis appropriate for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(d) The heads of all Federal agencies are, to the extent not prohibited by law, directed to cooperate with the Commission in carrying out the purposes of this Act.
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Appointments by President.
Terms of orrioe.
Sec. 6. (a) The Commission shall be composed of the Librarian of Congress and fourteen members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Five members of the Commission shall be professional librarians or information specialists, and the remainder shall be persons having special competence or interest in the needs of our society for library and information services, at least one of whom shall be knowledgeable with respect to the technological aspects of library and information services and sciences, and at least one other of whom shall be knowledgeable with respect to the library and information service and science needs of the elderly. One of the members of the Commission shall be designated by the President as Chairman of the Commission. The terms of office of the appointive members of the Commission shall be five years, except that (i) the terms of office of the members first appointed shall commence on the date of enactment of this Act and shall expire two at the end of one year, three at the end of two years, three at the end of three years, three at the end of four years, and three at the end of five years, as designated by the President at the time of appointment, and (2) a member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of such term.
(b) Members of the Commission who are not in the regular full-time employ of the United States shall, while attending meetings or conferences of the Commission or otherwis engaged in the business of the Commission, be entitled to receive compensation at a rate fixed by the Chairman, but not exceeding the rate specified at the time of such
Compensation, travel ex penses.