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In an increasingly diverse world, libraries bring communities together and serve people of all ages and backgrounds. I hope more people will look to librarians in policy conversations ranging from broadband adoption to 21st-century education and learning to public access to government information and resources. With more than 16,400 locations, libraries reach nearly every corner of this great nation, and we are part of the solution in ensuring everyone may be able to thrive in the digital age. Libraries as America’s Techno-Glue?
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. Nelson Mandela
Libraries are the institutions across the country best equipped to provide public Internet access along with digital content and digital literacy support. Alan S. Inouye
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou, born April 4, 1928 (via bookriot)
Or her, naturally.
'Librarians have a natural place in the forefront of helping students be more adept at online research. School librarians should be a partner in this,' one teacher said. 'Oftentimes, teachers don't realize that, or sadly schools don't have school librarians.' EdWeek: Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills
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