THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES FURLONG TO COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Mary S. Furlong of California as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. She will serve as the member with expertise in the library needs of the elderly.
Ms. Furlong is president and founder of SeniorNet, a non-profit organization designed to assist older adults in learning computer skills. She is also a Professor of Education at the University of San Francisco. Previously, Ms. Furlong was the Director of Teacher Education at Catholic University of America.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from Holy Names College, Ms. Furlong received her Masters Degree from California State University at Hayward and her Ed.D. from the University of Southern California.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science is an independent agency within the Executive branch. It was established for the purpose of conducting studies, surveys and analyses of the library and informational needs of the nation and the means by which these needs may be met.