THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. JOSE-MARIE GRIFFITHS TO THE NATIONAL
COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths of Knoxville, Tennessee, is currently the Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan, as well as the Executive Director of the Information Technology Division. Previously, Dr. Griffiths served as the acting Vice Chancellor for Information Infrastructure at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1994 to 1996. She served as the Director of the Center for Information Studies at the University of Knoxville from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Griffiths is the author of numerous publications and articles pertaining to libraries and information science. She was President of the American Society for Information Science in 1993. She also serves as Chair of the membership committee of the Association of Library and Information Science Educators. Dr. Griffiths earned a B.S. degree in physics in 1973 and a Ph.D. in information science in 1977 from University College at London University.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, established in 1970, plans and advises governments and agencies on library and information services. The Commission is to make sure the needs of the people of the United States are met through federal cooperation with state and local governments and public and private agencies.