"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. ... The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. ... National Library Week (is a time to) join our nation's libraries and librarians ... (and) celebrat(e) the place where we all belong." -- from a press release for the 2012 National Library Week available on the web site of the American Library Association.
Over the year's our library has celebrated National Library Week in a variety of ways that have included contests, t-shirt raffles, soliciting reader polls from students, faculty and staff; and promoting the library profession as a career choice. Below are photographs from year's past:
Reader Polls received from students, faculty and staff sharing their reading and film viewing habits and recommendations.
A small sampling of the "gift basket" raffle that included a myraid of items, some donated by local establishments such as the Capri Theatre and Capitol Book & News.
The career possibilities in the library profession are very broad and diverse.