THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEANNE HURLEY SIMON AS CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeanne Hurley Simon to serve as Member and Chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Jeanne Hurley Simon, of Makanda, Illinois, is an attorney and spouse of former Illinois Senator Paul Simon. She is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Ms. Simon has been a Member and Chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science since November, 1993. She has served as a member of the Illinois State legislature, and has been a consultant for the American Association of Retired Persons' Women's Initiative and the National Security Archive, a non-governmental organization established to preserve public and private documents that make up national security policy. Ms. Simon received a B.A. from Barat College and a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science was established in 1970 to plan and advise governments and agencies on library and information services to meet the needs of the people of the United States through federal cooperation with state and local governments, and public and private agencies.