Celebrate National Library Workers Day! It’s fun! It’s the day for students, library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. You’ve probably planned parties and events to celebrate those who visit, contribute to, and create materials for the library… but what about you? Staff are one of the most valuable resources in a library and many of you have probably already worked in libraries or have a good idea of the challenge that it is.
Has your chapter had an outstanding year? Has membership in your chapter increased? Did your chapter develop and provide opportunities for members to participate in interesting and rewarding activities? Has your chapter received any awards? Do you have outstanding officers or members who should be recognized nationally? Tell us all about it!
ALA is planning another Libraries Build Communities Day, in Washington, D.C., for Friday, June 25, at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference. We hope you will volunteer!
The Libraries Build Communities project began in New Orleans during the 2006 American Library Association Annual Conference, when ALA volunteers helped with projects related to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.
We all know that libraries are busier than ever, providing incredible service in these challenging economic times. What if libraries went away, even for a day? What would the impact be on our state and the people we serve? What would happen if there were no libraries?
The American Library Association (ALA), acting on a resolution adopted by its Council on Jan. 19 during the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting, has created the “Haiti Library Relief Fund” to collect monetary donations to help rebuild libraries and archives that were destroyed or damaged during the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. Donations can be made by credit card or check.
“ALA has always been receptive to helping after a natural disaster. This fund provides the avenue for our members to do that.