RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
June Knudsen is a long time colleague and friend. For my entire 28 year career she has been a model and a mentor for me. She has influenced the quality of library service across the state and improved the quality of life for thousands of Oregonians. And as far as I’m concerned, she’s not done yet. Thanks June.
Ultimately libraries are all about community literacy, and literacy is all about reading and reading is how….
We avoid having an illiterate and unskilled workforce incapable of improving their lives, however motivated they are.
How we avoid having an electorate incapable of informing themselves about the issues.
How we avoid having to build more and larger prisons to house those who have no education and no options.
Is how individuals and communities understand what is going on around them.
Are how individuals and communities influence their own and their community’s life for the better.
None of us would be in the position we are in today had not someone, some community, some government, seen to it that libraries and schools were funded to help us become successful in reading, in learning, in life.
Rob Everett, Librarian
Springfield Public Library
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
view in context