Magazine article American Libraries

Caroline Kennedy

Magazine article American Libraries

Caroline Kennedy

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AUDITORIUM SPEAKER, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 10-11 A.M.

The widely admired Caroline Kennedy, author of 10 books on American history, politics, and poetry, will join ALA President-elect Barbara Stripling for an in-depth conversation on the important role that librarians play in public service.

Kennedy is a serious advocate for reading, literacy, and libraries, which occupy a special place in her life--especially in her work as vice chair of the New York City Fund for Public Schools from 2002 to 2012 and her upcoming participation as this year's honorary chair of National Library Week, to be celebrated on April 14-20. She was also keynote speaker at the 20111 Love My Librarian Award ceremony in New York City. In that speech, she said that many librarians she has met are "professionals who are excited about their changing role in a changing world--who are dedicated to serving others, who respect scholarship, and who understand that you are our guides on a lifelong journey of intellectual collaboration and collaborative composition. …

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