THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAULETTE H. HOLAHAN TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION
ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Paulette H. Holahan to serve as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). Ms. Holahan was nominated to the Senate on September 14, 2000.
Ms. Paulette H. Holahan, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was the Deputy Judicial Administrator of the Louisiana Supreme Court, where she was the Public Information Officer for twenty-three years. She has been an active volunteer in the library world for over forty years. Ms. Holahan has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Library, the Louisiana State Library Board of Commissioners, the American Library Trustee Association, and the Library Development Committee of Louisiana. Ms. Holahan has received many awards for her work with libraries, including the Silver Award of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and an award from the American Library Association as the Outstanding Library Trustee in the United States.
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.