Library Patrons can Recognize the Contributions of WCPLS, WCS, FSSD and local Library Workers
National Library Workers Day is April 6, 2021.
Library workers play a critical role in meeting the needs of our community, from offering social service support and health services to career and small business development assistance and tools. April 6 is National Library Workers Day (NLWD), a time to recognize library professionals for their expertise and commitment to transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. The day also reminds us that libraries of all types provide endless opportunities for engagement, enrichment and development.
The Williamson County Public Library System has staff members working in 5 Branch Libraries to provide services online and in-person even during a pandemic. There are more library workers worthy of recognition at our other local libraries in Brentwood and Spring Hill plus the library workers at the Williamson County School system and Franklin Special School District.
To show appreciation for your local library staff and the work they do throughout the year at the Main and Branch Libraries plus your school librarians and other local library staff, members of the community are invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee at http://bit.ly/librarystar. Patrons can share stories about how library staff have an impact on their lives or community. Each testimonial will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website at ala-apa.org/nlwd. to honor library workers. Currently there are only three stars posted for Tennessee library workers, none from Williamson County.
Those celebrating National Library Workers Day also can share their celebrations on Twitter, using #NLWD21, and/or posting to the NLWD Facebook page, facebook.com/NationalLibraryWorkersDay. For more information, please visit ala-apa.org/nlwd.
Established in 2003, National Library Workers Day (NLWD) celebrates the contributions of 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 4– 10) and is sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).
About ALA APA
The ALA Allied Professional Association is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois for the purpose of promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), an educational association chartered in the State of Massachusetts to “promote library service and librarianship.”
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