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CPA/CRL affiliation

From: Maxine K. Sitts <mksitts>
Date: Friday, February 24, 1995
Council on Library Resources and Commission on Preservation and Access
announce affiliation

February 24, 1995.  The Boards of Directors of the Commission on
Preservation and Access and the Council on Library Resources (CLR) voted
today to affiliate with one another, with the first step being a joint
presidency.  Deanna B. Marcum has agreed to serve as president of both
organizations and has pledged to enhance their efficiency and

Billy E. Fry, Chairman of the Commission, and Martin M. Cummings,
Chairman of the Council, announced the affiliation will be effective
March 1, 1995. "We see the joint appointment as a major step in
strengthening the programs of CLR and the Commission as they support and
advocate the essential role of libraries in a time of changing
opportunities and needs," they noted. Both organizations are committed
to helping shape the future of librarianship and the institutions that
preserve and provide access to our cultural heritage, while making
information available to all citizens.

A joint committee with representatives from each board will develop the
framework for the affiliation, taking advantage of the unique strengths
and specialties of each organization. Program directions and policies of
each organization will continue to be determined by the present
governing boards.  Cooperative projects, if deemed advisable by the two
boards, will be undertaken as circumstances allow.

Marcum noted, "The Council and the Commission have always worked closely
together.  The offices are in the same building, and funding comes from
foundations and institutions.  We need to make operations as efficient
as possible so that the funds we raise can go to projects that improve
users' access to needed information. I am delighted to accept the
challenge of providing leadership to these two historically important
and productive organizations."

Marcum's prior positions include Director of Public Service and
Collection Management at the Library of Congress, Dean of the School of
Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America,
and Vice President of CLR.  Marcum also has served as senior consultant
with Information Services Consultants, Inc; and as a management training
specialist with the Association of Research Libraries.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:68
                Distributed: Saturday, February 25, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-68-001
Received on Friday, 24 February, 1995

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