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National Library Workers Day

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Date(s) - 04/12/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuolumne County Library Sonora Branch


I have attached a release about National Library Workers Day on April 12 for the Tuolumne County Library. This day is celebrated every year during National Library Week to honor the hard working library staff.

To show appreciation for library workers and the work they do every day, the public is invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee at ala-apa.org/nlwd/#galaxy. Examples of nominations can include how library staff helped with learning a new technology, writing a cover letter, starting a small business or researching a topic for a term paper. Each testimonial (listing first names, library type and city/state location only) will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website to honor deserving library workers. To follow or post on Twitter, the public can use the hashtag #librarystars.In addition, those celebrating National Library Workers Day can share their celebrations on Twitter, using #nlwd16 and/or posting to the NLWD Facebook page facebook.com/NationalLibraryWorkersDay. For more information, please visit ala-apa.org/nlwd/.

Established in 2004, the purpose of National Library Workers Day is to acknowledge all library employees, including librarians and support staff and others who make library service possible every day. NLWD is held annually during National Library Week (April 10 – 16).

National Library Week is an annual observance by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. In addition to National Library Workers Day, National Library Week celebrations also include the release of the American Library Association’s 2016 “State of America’s Libraries Report,” April 11 and National Bookmobile Day, April 13.

The ALA-APA is a nonprofit professional organization established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association, which is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 58,000 members. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.