THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOAN R. CHALLINOR AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE The President today announced his intent to nominate Joan R.
Challinor as a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Dr. Joan R. Challinor, of Washington, D.C., was first appointed to the Commission in 1994. She served as a research associate at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution from 1984 to 1990. From 1976 to 1984, Dr. Challinor served as a professorial lecturer at American University. She is a director of Knight Ridder and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. She served as a member of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation from 1990 to 1994.
Dr. Challinor received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees in history from American University.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science advises the President and Congress on national and international library and information services policies and plans. The Commission conducts hearings, studies, surveys and analyses of the nation's library and information needs, appraises the adequacies and deficiencies of the current library and information resources and research and development activities, and issues publications. These activities support the development of policy advice and recommendations to the President and the Congress.