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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

While we cannot have in-person celebrations, it is still a good time to highlight the critical role library workers play in keeping our libraries running. How about taking our celebrations online? Let’s take this time to flood social media (using the hashtag #NLWD20) with words of gratitude for all library workers. We can start by nominating library workers as Stars for the ALA-APA Galaxy of Stars.

Nominate a stellar library worker!

Nominations may come from library users, students, children, colleagues, faculty, or management.  Please visit the Galaxy of Stars to see your nomination.  It will be updated weekly.

What is National Library Workers Day?

NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

On January 25, 2003, a resolution was proposed:

That in order to recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians that the Tuesday of National Library Week be designated National Library Workers Day; and, that on that day, interested library workers, library groups, and libraries should advocate for better compensation for all library workers and, if the day coincides with Equal Pay Day, these individuals, groups, and libraries should recognize both days together.

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“Amos is a Star because he is funny and I like him alot.” Maddie, age 4 ½; Erie, PA.

Star-Gaze by State:

See the Stars among the staff at the American Library Association (ALA)