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National Library Week and National Library Workers Day Celebrations Scheduled Week of April 13, 2014

National Library Week and National Library Workers Day Celebrations Scheduled Week of April 13, 2014

Carl Albert State College libraries will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week April 13-19, 2014. In addition, April 15th is National Library Workers Day and is a day to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

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 Carl Albert State College Joe. E. White Library in Poteau, and the Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library in Sallisaw will both celebrate National Library Week.

“Service to students, faculty and staff of Carl Albert State College has always been the focus of the library,” said Terri Carroll, CASC Director of Libraries. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.” Carroll went on to explain that libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Libraries are often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, and libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

To learn more about what the College’s libraries have to offer, visit carlalbert.edu and click on “Library” at the top of the home page.

 

 

 

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