from the Director's Desk

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Farewell, at least for now

It seems appropriate that my final posting as Director should be a hopeful one. According to the latest Pew Internet and American Life Project report, Information Searches that Solve Problems, “Libraries drew visits by more than half of Americans (53%) in the past year for all kinds of purposes . . .. And it was the young adults in tech-loving Generation Y (age 18-30) who led the pack. Compared to their elders, Gen Y members were the most likely to use libraries for problem-solving information and in general patronage for any purpose.” (See the whole report at )

Perhaps this is because of the work that each of you is doing to make media and technology relevant to our K-12 audience on a daily basis. As you continue to help students and teachers find, evaluate, and use information regardless of format, please realize that your work is more important than ever. Each of you holds the future of our nation and our society within your media centers, computer labs, and classrooms. It’s the most important job in the world, and I am proud to say that I have had a small part in all you do. Thank you for your support, your enthusiasm and dedication, and most of all your belief in our children and their potential.