White House honors Fayetteville Free Library Executive Director
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:44:46 GMT — The White House is honoring Sue Considine, the Fayetteville Free Library Executive Director, as one twelve museum and library "Champions of Change." The event takes place at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and can be viewed live on the White Houseâ??s website.The White House says the event focuses on libraries and museums that make a difference for their neighborhoods and for the nation. The honorees provide powerful and important learning experiences for children and families.The White House recognizes the Fayetteville Free Library as a model for other libraries because of Considineâ??s leadership and innovation. She has recruited and developed a team who offer cutting-edge library services to their community."Considine is a pioneer in the field of new librarianship and has worked to redefine the role of a librarian by creating opportunities for staff to lead at all levels," the White House says. "She believes in the idea of integrating STEM learning and emerging technologies into library services and recently launched the libraryâ??s digital media â??Creation Lab,â?? as well as the â??FFL Fab Labâ?? the first makerspace in a public library in the U.S. "The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature groups of Americans who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.