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THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HOSTS CHARLES R. MCCLURE DIGITAL REFERENCE
PRESENTATION

The Library of Congress Collaborative Digital Reference Service Group
is
proud to host a presentation by the well-known information studies
expert,
Professor Charles R. McClure.  Please join us for the timely topic
"Assessing Digital Reference Services" at the Coolidge Auditorium,
Library
of Congress Jefferson Building, on Friday, February the 8th from 9:30
am to
11:00 am.  The Jefferson Building is within easy walking distance from
the
Capitol South Metro.  Please allow time for security checks.

Dr. Charles R. McClure is Florida State University's first Francis
Eppes
Professor of Information Studies, and Director of FSU's Information Use

Management and Policy Institute.  His Ph.D. from Rutgers University is
in
Library and Information Services.  Professor McClure has held a number
of
elective and committee positions in the American Society for
Information
Science, the American Library Association, the Information Industry
Association, and the Association for Library and Information Science
Educators.  Professor McClure has been at Florida State University
School
of Information Studies since 1999.  Prior to that he was Distinguished

Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

As principal investigator for studies on the management of government
information and information policy, Dr. McClure has worked with
agencies
such as the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the
Government
Printing Office, the National Technical Information Service, the Bureau
of
the Census, U.S. Dept. of Education, and the National Science
Foundation.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the
American
Library Association's Jesse H. Shera award for his study of Electronic

Networks, the Research Process, and Scholarly Communication--the third
time
he won that award for the best research study in library and
information
science.  He has authored and edited some 35 monographs, as well as
some
250 reports, chapters, and papers.

As president of Information Management Consultant Services, Inc., Dr.
McClure consults with a number of academic, public, and special
libraries;
government agencies; professional associations; networks and electronic

service providers; and corporations regarding the design, planing,
implementation, management, and evaluation of information services. He
is
also a frequent speaker at professional meetings and conferences.  Most

recently Professor McClure has been working on E-Metrics--the measures
for
electronic resources, as well as on assessing the quality of digital
reference services.  The Library of Congress is one of the test sites
for
Dr. McClure's work on evaluating digital reference.  More information
about
Professor McClure may be found at the following Web sites.

http://slis-two.lis.fsu.edu/~cmcclure/bio.html
http://mailer.fsu.edu/~lis/features/mcclure.html
http://quartz.syr.edu/quality/News.htm

For additional information, please call 202-707-8498.  Sign language
interpreter available with five days prior notice.