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President Clinton Names Donald L Robinson to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                 December 29, 2000


      President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Donald L.
Robinson to serve as a member of the National Commission on Libraries and
Information Science (NCLIS).  Dr. Robinson was nominated on September 25,

     Dr. Donald Robinson, of Washington, D.C., is the Director of the
Washington Internship Program of Boston University, where he is an adjunct
professor of Political Science.  He is also an adjunct professor  at the
University of Houston and at Texas Southern University.  Dr. Robinson is
Coordinator of the Mickey Leland Congressional Intern Program in Washington
of the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston.  He is one of
the founders of the Congressional Internship Program. He also is President
of Robinson Associates, Inc., a corporation which provides educational and
legislative consulting and management services.  Dr. Robinson lectures on
public policy, intergovernmental relations, and the legislative process at
the Executive Seminar Centers of the Office of Personnel Management, the
Veterans Administration, and the Congressional Research Service of the
Library of Congress.  He has designed, produced, and taught in training
programs for the Select Committee on Congressional Operations of the U.S.
House of Representatives, which provided orientation to new employees of
the House of Representatives and to newly elected Members.

       Dr. Robinson received his B.A. and M.A. from Northwestern University
and his Ph.D. from American University.

     NCLIS 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.


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