Thursday, January 29, 2009

Barack Obama and Libraries

Barack Obama is a library supporter - check out these links: .

He keynoted the opening general session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23–29, 2005, while a U.S. senator from Illinois. This article, published in the August 2005 issue of American Libraries, is an adaptation of that speech, which was entitled Bound to the Word.
He said that librarians must be thanked for their role as champions of privacy, literacy, independent thinking, and most of all reading.