Phil Morehart, American Libraries: "Kennedy’s involvement with libraries and education runs deep. She worked to improve New York City public school libraries as vice chair of the New York City Fund for Public Schools and served on the board of New Visions for Public Schools and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She delivered the keynote speech at the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony and is honorary chair of National Library Week this year. Kennedy touched on work accomplished in these roles, as well as iterating her belief in the power of libraries to affect personal and civil life. “Librarians are the most committed civil activists that I know,” she said."