Tag Archives: Head Start

Mr. President: Where Have Libraries Gone?

It was my pleasure to be in the audience today for President Barack Obama’s speech about the ConnectED initiative at Buck Lodge Middle School In Maryland. I found myself thinking back to a speech I attended by then-Senator Barack Obama in 2005, where he credited libraries with helping him land his first job as a community organizer. “More than a ... Read More »

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and IMLS Recognize Libraries’ Role in Early Learning

On April 24, 2012 during National Library Legislative Day, Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) director, and Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, director of the Office of Head Start, met at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. to sign an Information Memorandum between the two federal agencies. Yesterday, the agreement between the three offices became ... Read More »

Library Advocates Gathered in Washington for 38th Annual National Library Legislative Day

More than 350 librarians and library supporters from across the country converged in Washington, D.C. from April 23—24, 2012, to meet with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 38th annual National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on supporting federal funding for the national libraries. The ALA had over 300 advocacy messages sent ... Read More »