Events — 28 July 2013
Nashville Public Library to Host Signing Ceremony with Special Guests

Nashville Public Library to host signing ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries”.

United States Congressman Jim Cooper and other special guests to attend.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Public Library will host the first signing ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries”, on Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Special Collections Center on the 2nd floor of the Main (Downtown) Library. The Declaration is the cornerstone document of American Library Association (ALA) President, Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives which is designed to build public goodwill and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school and public. Stripling’s initiative will focus on transformative library practices in literacy, innovation and community engagement.

Special guests at the event include Congressman Jim Cooper, Nashville Public Library Director Kent Oliver, Metro Council Members, members of the American Library Association, the Tennessee Library Association, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Nashville-Area Library Alliance, and staff from Metro Nashville Public Schools and Nashville Public Library.

WHO:
Barbara Stripling, President, American Library Association
Jim Cooper, United States Congressman representing Tennessee’s 5th District
Kent Oliver, Director, Nashville Public Library

WHAT:
Signing Ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries”

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Special Collections Center
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

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