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ALA President Jim Rettig Appears on Diane Rehm Show

ALA President Jim Rettig is on the radio live on WAMU 88.5. Tune in to listen to the show or listen online.

11:00 am EST

The Role of Libraries in Economic Hard Times

Libraries today have become multimedia centers, offering not only books but DVDs, e-books and Internet access. They can also be an especially important community resource during times of economic hardship. A look at the future of libraries in a slowing economy.


Diane Rhem


Carla Hayden, executive director, Enoch Pratt Free Library and past president of the American Library Association

Jim Rettig, President of the American Library Association. He is also the University Librarian at the Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond, Virginia.

Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library. She is the Former Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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