This week is one of my personal favorite weeks of the year. From April 8 to April 14 is National Library Week, a week of celebration of the libraries and librarians in our communities and our lives. The week is sponsored and organized by the American Library Association and includes all four types of libraries—public, school, academic, and special. The first week was celebrated in 1958, and so this marks the 60th anniversary of the event.
National Library Week list of events:
Monday, April 9: release of the State of America’s Libraries report by the ALA
Tuesday, April 10: National Library Worker’s Day (http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/)
Wednesday, April 11: National Bookmobile Day (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/bookmobileday)
Thursday, April 12: Take Action for Libraries Day (http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/take-action-for-libraries-day)
The overall website of the week can be found at: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek
Take some time this week to thank our wonderful library staff here at Morningside for their tireless efforts to advance our learning. They do excellent work, and we would be much worse off without them. Thanks go out to Adam Fullerton, Library Director; Holly Schettler, Reference and Instruction Librarian; Susan Trisler, Technical Services; and Karen Wascher, Circulation Manager.
If you would like to read up a bit on libraries or library sciences, you can find a great collection of books at call number 020 on the 3rdfloor.