January 26, 2022

New Videos From ALA: “President Barack Obama Calls Libraries ‘Citadels of Knowledge and Empathy'”

From the American Library Association (via YouTube):

If you love libraries, you are in great company. This week, former President Barack Obama spoke to the American Library Association about his recent book “A Promised Land.” He also had a few things to say about libraries and librarians. Spoiler alert: he’s a fan.

Also, new From ALA (via YouTube)

President Barack Obama on Libraries and What Makes Gives Him Hope

President Barack Obama was the closing speaker at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. He sat down with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian, to talk about his memoir, “A Promised Land.” He also had a few things to say about libraries, librarians, and what makes him optimistic about the future.

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