THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 29, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARILYN MASON TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON
LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Marilyn
Mason as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information
Science (NCLIS). Ms. Mason was nominated to the Senate on August 25, 2000.
Ms. Marilyn Mason, of Tallahassee, Florida, served as the Director of
the Cleveland Public Library for 13 years and as Director of the
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library for four years before that. In 1979, she was
the Director of the White House Conference on Library and Information
Service, the largest White House Conference ever held in one place. Ms.
Mason has written extensively about libraries and information science, and
has received numerous awards for her work in this field.
Ms. Mason received her B.A. from the University of Dallas, a Master of
Library Science from North Texas State University, and a M.P.A. from the
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
NCLIS is a permanent, independent agency of the federal government
composed of fourteen members, serving five-year terms, and two ex officio
members. NCLIS is charged by law (P.L. 91-345) to advise the President and
Congress on national and international library and information services
policies and plans.