Today, April 9, is National Library Workers Day (NLWD), a time to recognize library professionals for their expertise and leadership skills in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. There are approximately 300,000 library staff members working in all types of libraries, including academic, public, school, government and special libraries such as military and prison libraries.
To show appreciation for library workers and the work they do throughout the year, library users are 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 — if it’s a Wyoming library worker, mention @WyoLibraries and the Wyoming State Library will retweet it.
Those celebrating National Library Workers Day events can share their celebrations on Twitter, using #NLWD19, post to the NLWD Facebook page, or send photos with descriptions of your events to Library Worklife Newsletter.