THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BOBBY L. ROBERTS TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON
LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Bobby L. Roberts to serve as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Dr. Bobby L. Roberts, of Little Rock, Arkansas, has served on the Commission since 1994. He has served as the Director of the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock since 1989 where he manages seven libraries. From 1978-1982 and 1984-1989, he served as the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also served on the Board of the Arkansas Department of Correction, the Delta Cultural Board, and the State Review Committee for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He has taught courses on American history, archival administration, and library science.
Dr. Roberts received a B.S. degree from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, a M.L.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 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.