MLA welcomes Obama

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The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in the UK welcomes the inauguration of Barack Obama, quoting from his speech at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 2005.
Here is how the piece opens ….

During an especially historic week, the MLA, and its Chief Executive Roy Clare, would like to welcome Barack Obama into office, taking the opportunity to point to his lesser known record as someone who shares a drive and enthusiasm for public libraries.

With the MLA embarking on a library campaign to highlight the vital role of libraries and their changing face – modern libraries for modern users – it’s good to know this view is shared by a man who has been elected to the most powerful office in the world. [A powerful library champion]

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