Summary: S.J.Res.40 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 93-568 (12/31/1974)


Authorizes the President to call a White House Conference on Library and Information Services not later than 1978 to develop recommendations for the further improvement of the Nation's libraries and information centers and their use by the public in accordance with the policies set forth in the preamble of this joint resolution. Provides that the Conference shall be planned and conducted under the direction of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.

Directs each Federal department and agency to cooperate with, and provide assistance to, the Commission upon its request. Authorizes each Federal department and agency to provide personnel to the Commission.

Authorizes the Librarian of Congress to detail personnel to the Commission, upon request, to enable the Commission to carry out its functions under this joint resolution.

Requires a final report of the Conference, containing such findings and recommendations as may be made by the Conference, to be submitted to the President not later than one hundred and twenty days following the close of the Conference, which final report shall be made public and, within ninety days after its receipt by the President, transmitted to the Congress together with a statement of the President containing the President's recommendations with respect to such report.

Establishes an advisory committee composed of twenty-eight members, which shall advise and assist the National Commission in planning and conducting the Conference. Sets forth the membership composition of the committee. Authorizes to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary not to exceed $3,500,000 to carry out this joint resolution.