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  • Libraries

    First Lady Jill Biden to Speak at the 2021 ALA Virtual Midwinter Meeting

    The January 25 appearance, in what will be among Dr. Biden's first appearances as First Lady of the United States, is a major show of support for the library community.

  • Copyright

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