National Library Workers Day Statistical Wrap-Up

There were 593 Stars this year (223 in 2005), not counting the 26 ALA Stars.

Fifty-two percent of nominees work in public libraries, 27% in elementary/middle/high schools, 19% in colleges and universities, 2% in other (special, government) libraries. ALA-APA President Leslie Burger selected twenty stars to receive NLWD t-shirts.

In the analysis of Stars by population, Arizona and D.C. led the pack for nominations/population with 47 stars and 4 stars, respectively. They had the highest percentage of nominees based on their populations. Three states submitted no Stars: Rhode Island, Nevada and Delaware. Though California and Texas are our most populous states, they were in the bottom 10% by nominations/population.

You may read about the incredible people in your state’s libraries on the NLWD site –

We thank our Gold sponsor the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Silver sponsor DEMCO.

Top 10 NLWD Stars States by population

District of Columbia
South Carolina