THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REBECCA T. BINGHAM AND MARTHA B. GOULD AS MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Rebecca T. Bingham and Martha B. Gould to serve as members of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Ms. Rebecca T. Bingham, of Louisville, Kentucky, has served as the Director of Library Media Services for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky since 1975. She has been a library information specialist since 1951. Ms. Bingham has served on the Executive Board and Council of the American Library Association, the Kentucky Governor's State Advisory Council on Libraries, and as a Trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She has also served as a member, board member, and officer for many other local, state, and national groups. Ms. Bingham received a B.S. degree from Indiana University, an M.A. degree from the University of Tulsa, and an M.L.S. degree from Indiana University.
Ms. Martha B. Gould, of Reno, Nevada, is a part-time lecturer on Library Administration at the University of Nevada Division of Continuing Education. Ms. Gould was first appointed to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science in 1994. She worked in a number of capacities in various libraries from 1956, until her retirement in 1994. Ms. Gould has been a member of the American Library Association since 1974, and is a life-time member of the Nevada Library Association. She also served as a delegate to the Library of Congress Pre-White House Conference on the National Research and Education Network. Currently, Ms. Gould is a consultant to the Nevada State Library and Archives for Library Trustee training and the development of the Nevada Center for the Book.
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.