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INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Information overload, anxiety, fear--and barely a word about libraries: The big push this year among professional librarians is called “information power.” It involves teaching children from the earliest grades how to access the information that they want and how to use it. In California, we typically don’t show students how to use a library until they are in high school, by which time their habits and fears are set.

Information power is easy, but it must start early. Our children deserve quality school libraries.

RICHARD K. MOORE

Long Beach

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