National Library Week 2015 Celebrates Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

2015/04/28     來源:InfoToday閱讀原文

This year’s National Library Week (NLW)—the 57th year the nation has celebrated its libraries—was held April 12–18 (midway through School Library Month). The week’s theme was Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library; its honorary chair was author David Baldacci.
NLW is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), which provides libraries with marketing collateral (e.g., posters, sample press releases, badges, and images for promotion on social media) and programming ideas to support local community events around the nation. This year’s sample proclamation (downloadable from the Sample Tools section of the NLW website) explains that:
  • Libraries create potential and possibilities within their communities, campuses and schools.
  • Libraries level the playing field for all who seek information and access to technologies.
  • Libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities.
  • Libraries and librarians open up a world of possibilities through innovative STEAM programing, Makerspaces, job-seeking resources and the power of reading.
  • Librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books.
  • Libraries support democracy and effect social change through their commitment to provide equitable access to information for all library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.
Throughout NLW each year, libraries make a special effort to promote what they do year-round. Days during the week are devoted to specific initiatives, such as:
  • National Library Workers Day (Tuesday, April 14), which recognized all levels of workers in libraries, both paid and volunteer
  • National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, April 15), which celebrated the outreach efforts of libraries that send books to those who cannot get to a nearby physical facility

Libraries across the country participated in local and regional NLW events. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library staffers created a fun video, “Check It Out,” based on Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Orange Public Library & History Center (along with Pogona Creative in association with Chapman University) released “Unread Book,” a parody of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” By using #nlw2015 on Twitter, libraries were able to show how they celebrated NLW in incredibly creative ways....more