Op-ed carries important message about the value of libraries

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications,

ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-1546



For Immediate Release,

July 6, 2009

CHICAGO - On July 6, an important op-ed, “In Web age, libraries as important as ever,” by Mary Dempsey, commissioner of the Chicago Public Library, and ALA President Jim Rettig, appeared in the online edition of the Chicago Sun Times. To learn more, visit the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office blog, Visibility @ your library (

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