Celebrate National Library Workers Day Today

Today, April 11th is National Library Workers Day (NLWD).  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Do you know any library workers who should be recognized for the great work they do, their positive outlook, or the wonderful way they assist patrons? Consider submitting their names to the ALA-APA Galaxy of Stars as part of National Library Workers Day celebration.

The ALA-APA helps libraries and individuals prepare to celebrate by featuring a range of creative suggestions on its website. The National Library Workers Day webpage encourages friends, patrons, employers and co-workers to “Submit a Star” by providing a brief testimonial about a favorite library employee. Each testimonial (listing first names, library type and city/state location only) will be posted on the NLWD’s Galaxy of Stars page. You may nominate as many library workers as you like.

Has your library celebrated National Library Workers Day in the past? Is your library planning to recognize and honor your library workers this year? Tell us about your plans. Please send your ideas and information to libraryworklife@ala.org. They will be posted here in Library Worklife, the official newsletter of the ALA-APA. Be sure to share your celebrations on Twitter, using #NLWD17 and/or post to the NLWD Facebook page.

There’s still time to recognize library workers everywhere. Let’s take the time to show our appreciation for those fantastic library stars!  Nominate someone now.

For more information, visit the ALA-APA National Library Workers Day website at: http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/.

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