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Learn More on Alternative Roles of Libraries

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It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate and recognize the valuable contribution libraries make to our communities. Four ICMA Public Library Innovation grantees and Jill Nishi of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discuss their projects and the role libraries play in helping communities recover from the economic downturn.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=32944B0C2CAB89BE

Also, for those interested in the report discussed in my last blog posting may want to learn more at a free ICMA webinar. The lead researcher from the University of Washington and others will discuss the study on libraries and Internet access. Date: April 20, 2010. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. To register for this free event, go to this site:

http://icma.confedge.com/ap/registration/home.cfm?i=register&e=9976234a-bac2-4c9e-97f2-da8d3bf3c007&grp=free