Shining a Light on Staff: National Library Workers Day, April 11

Mar 22, 2017

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Laramie County Library System Deputy Director of Public Service Jeff Collins and Circulation Assistant Jessica Griess at the “Ask Here” desk.

April 11 is National Library Workers Day (NLWD), a time to recognize library staff members for their public service contributions in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning.

In Wyoming, more than 1,400 workers are found in all types libraries, including academic, public, school and special libraries such as prison and military libraries. They’re trained experts who provide patrons and students with the tools and knowledge they need to grow and be successful in today’s complex world.

To show appreciation for library workers and the work they do throughout the year, the public is invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee. Each testimonial will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website to honor deserving library workers. To follow or post on Twitter, use the hashtag #librarystars.

Those celebrating National Library Workers Day also can share their celebrations on Twitter, using #NLWD17 and/or posting to the NLWD Facebook page.

Established in 2003, the purpose of National Library Workers Day is to acknowledge all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day. NLWD is held annually during National Library Week (April 9 – 15, 2017). NLWD is sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).

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