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 – www.ala-apa.org/nlwd.

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

Arizona
District of Columbia
Virginia
South Carolina
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Wyoming
Maine
Michigan
Kansas