Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Thought for the Day

In a keynote speech to the Urban Library Council, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher observed that "a fence at the top of the cliff is better than an ambulance below." Emphasizing early childhood learning, he said he sees libraries as the fence and prisons as the ambulance. There are three essential elements to economic development, Fisher said: knowledge, innovation, and talent, all of which libraries nurture.

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher
Keeping Pace With Cultural Change
Urban Library Council
Conference in Cleveland
May 4-5, 2007

[Full report at the ALA site. Sorry I couldn't find the actual text.]


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