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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards Live Blogs on Kos--and Answers My question

My question to Elizabeth Edwards on the Kos:

Mrs Edwards your message to Librarians?

You had to cancel an engagement due to the campaign demands from speaking at the American Library Association. If you had been able to be there, what few things would you say about the value of public libraries and how they will play a part in our country's future?


Mrs. Edwards' Response:

Libraries are essential to democracy

My mother had a library degree, which she got later in life and which she used working at a non-profit as their librarian. John and I helped build a children's library in the small rural town where John was raised. Libraries are the repository of our collected knowledge and particularly in a society of economic inequity are essential to assuring access to information for a community. And information and an informed electorate is the lifeblood of an effective democracy.

I was sorry to have to cancel, but I have expressed my desire to be at the national meeting of the ALA in March.

(from Benny: she meant the PLA meeting in March next year, but that's a small detail).

Mrs Edwards rocks!

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