Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Lasting Contribution to Researchers

Thank you Robert "Bob" Bosworth for a full-page article honoring Linda Beeler and the Reference Staff at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts for a project that will serve the Quincy Sun newspaper, the Library, and genealogists and other researchers studying Quincy, for years to come.
As the article explains, my predecessor Ann McLaughlin gave wholehearted support, garnered community support, and gave moral support to Ms. Beeler who had to prepare a 50-page grant application (no tax dollars were spent on this $7,000 project.)
This is a wonderful example of how rapid advances in information technology put public libraries right in the middle of the action. The announcement of our obsolescence was decades, if not centuries, premature.

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