Authors Kathleen Benner Duble, Karen Cecil Smith discuss importance of nation’s school libraries

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For Immediate Release

December 29, 2009

CHICAGO – Authors Kathleen Benner Duble (“The Sacrifice,” “Quest”) and Karen Cecil Smith (“An Old Salem Christmas, 1840") discuss their support for out nation’s schools in a video interview from this year’s American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 14th National Conference.

The interviews can be seen by visiting the ALA’s Public Information Office (PIO) blog, Visibility @ your library:

Dedicated solely to the needs of school library media specialists, the AASL National Conference is the largest gathering of school librarians in the nation.

Visibility @ your library provides librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues from ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.