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CPA/CRL affiliation--corrigendum

From: Maxine K. Sitts <mksitts>
Date: Monday, February 27, 1995
Council on Library Resources, 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
effectiveness.

Billy E. Frye, 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. Within that commitment, the
Commission develops and encourages collaborative strategies for
preserving and providing access to the accumulated human record.  The
Council assists libraries in finding cooperative solutions to problems.

A joint committee with representatives from each board has developed the
framework for the affiliation, taking advantage of the unique strengths
and specialties of each organization.  The main principles articulated
are:

    *   The mission of each organization remains distinctive and
        complementary

    *   A main objective is to achieve staffing and programmatic
        efficiency

    *   The independence and responsibility of each board will be
        preserved

    *   Each organization will retain fiscal independence and
        responsibility

    *   Cooperative projects will be undertaken if deemed advisable by
        the two boards

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.

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