Celebrate National Library Workers Day (#nlwd15)

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/26/2015


Lorelle Swader



ALA-Allied Professional Association


CHICAGO —  National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) established this special day in 2003. NLWD is now celebrated each year on the Tuesday of National Library Week (April 12-18 in 2015). 

The ALA-APA helps libraries and individuals prepare to celebrate by featuring a range of creative suggestions on its website (see Celebration Ideas). The National Library Workers Day webpage encourages friends, patrons, employers and co-workers to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee. Each testimonial (listing first names, library type and city/state location only) will be posted on the NLWD’s Galaxy of Stars page. 

To help you prepare for this year’s celebration, the ALA-APA is also offering merchandise for purchase in the form of t-shirts, buttons and mini-posters. These items can be ordered from the NLWD website.

NLWD recognitions can be organized by library administrators, Friends of the Library groups, library governance groups or committees, union leaders, student groups – anyone who’d like to honor the numerous contributions that library workers make throughout the year.

Has your library celebrated National Library Workers Day in the past?  Is your library planning to recognize and honor your library workers this year? Tell us about your plans.  Please send your ideas and information to libraryworklife@ala.org.  They will be posted in Library Worklife, the official newsletter of the ALA-APA.  Be sure and share your celebrations on Twitter, using #nlwd15 and/or post to the NLWD Facebook page.

For more information, visit the ALA-APA National Library Workers Day website, or contact ALA-APA Director, Lorelle Swader.