A SLA (School Library Association - UK) aproveitou a onda Obama e criou um poster com uma citação de Obama quando discursou em 2005 na Conferência Anual da ALA
'At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.' (Barack Obama)O discurso, que na altura mereceu aplausos de pé, pode ser consultado aqui:
Bound to the Word
Guardians of truth and knowledge, librarians must be thanked for their role as champions of privacy, literacy, independent thinking, and most of all reading. (...)
At the dawn of the 21st century, where knowledge is literally power, where it unlocks the gates of opportunity and success, we all have responsibilities as parents, as librarians, as educators, as politicians, and as citizens to instill in our children a love of reading so that we can give them a chance to fulfill their dreams. That’s what all of you do each and every day, and for that, I am grateful.