Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Big Thinking

"There is no harm in society periodically asking itself which services should be publicly funded, and how they should be run, but it is a foolhardy notion that a modern economy would wantonly abandon resources that support learning and help build our potential as human beings," he said. "We are at a critical time. A time for big thinking, not big mistakes that would set the country back and harm the most disadvantaged who need the best possible libraries and free access to books."

--Andrew Motion, quoted in The Guardian, June 11, 2010

Our Kansas State Librarian, Jo Budler, found this link to an article about the British poet's vigorous support of libraries.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jun/11/poet-laureate-motion-kpmg-libraries

"All librarians should read this article. Now here is a man who really understands the potential and value of libraries! --Jo"

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