New American Library Association president sets priorities for his 2005-06 term
Fresno State News reports that Michael Gorman will be doing more than picking on bloggers, laughing at the PATRIOT ACT and dismissing technology over the next year. Last week's Lehrer News Hour was first â€“ but wonâ€™t be the last â€“ media spotlight on Gorman. He also has met with journalists and editors of Governing magazine, the McClatchy Group of newspapers, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today and Cox newspapers to discuss, among other things, the USA Patriot Act, reading and literacy, the library as space, and digitization projects.
They say as president he's very concerned about the situation of school libraries. Another priority is improving librarian education, specifically "whether there will be an adequate supply of new librarians to replace those of my generation as we retire."
Note To Boomers: The world will continue to spin when you're gone. We'll miss your stories about Woodstock, J.F.K., and what it was like when you went to library school, but we'll somehow manage to keep those libraries open without you.