Monday, October 25, 2010

Libraries Now More Than Ever

The message of the American Library Association can best be summarized in one word, a word we all understand, a word that holds us together as librarians. That word is “Read.”

“Why do we need libraries when all the information in the world is on the internet?”

The “20st-Century Vision for Libraries” conference, October 13-14 in Islamabad, Pakistan, was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Pakistan Library Association. Leonard Kniffel is editor and publisher of American Libraries and attended the conference at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.

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