THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 29,
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