F. William Summers Papers, 1985-1990
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Brief Description: Papers of F. William Summers, President (1988-89) concerning Council, Executive Board, committees, conferences, correspondence, divisions, executive director search, the Freedom to Read Foundation, information literacy, IFLA, statements before federal committees, and a US-USSR Seminar (1988).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 2/1/31
Created by: Summers, F. William (1933-)
Volume: 3.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 8/3 & 8/9/94
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/0201031a.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for Summers, F. William (1933-) : F. William Summers graduated from Florida State University in 1955 with B.A. in librarianship. He earned an MLS in 1959 and doctorate in 1973, both from Rutgers University. Notably in his career, he was head of the Florida State Library for five years. He was assistant dean of the library school at the University of South Carolina from 1971 to 1976 and then dean from 1976 to 1985 [1]. He joined the School of Information at Florida State University as its 3rd dean in the spring of 1985 [2]. Prior to his term as ALA president from 1988 to 1989, he served on its Executive Board from 1982 to 1986 and on its Council for two four-year terms. He was chair of the ALA Committee on Accreditation from 1970 to 1974 and the Committee on Program Evaluation and Support (COPES) from 1978 to 1982. Also, he was president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education in 1981 [1].
Subject Index
ALA Annual Conference (1987: San Francisco, California)
ALA Annual Conference (1988: New Orleans, Louisiana)
ALA Annual Conference (1989: Dallas, Texas)
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Endowment Trustees
Executive Board, ALA
Freedom to Read Foundation
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-Libraries
White House Conference on Library and Information Services II
Languages of Materials
English [eng]