Come celebrate National Library Week and National Library Workers Day @ Your Library
Next week, April 12-18, 2009, is National Library Week. This national observance is sponsored by the American Library Association. ALA first sponsored it in 1958, and since then it is a great way to to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. In addition, Tuesday April 14, 2009 is National Library Workers Day.Library workers are all responsible for a wide variety of services that patrons come to expect from their libraries. The Robert R. Muntz Library works because they do. To recognize National Library Workers Day, as well as to celebrate National Library Week, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is hosting a reception and open house on Tuesday April 14, 2009 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Dr. Rod Mabry, President of The University of Texas at Tyler, will be here to read a special proclamation recognizing our library workers and the observances. In addition, library departments will be open to answer any questions from patrons, and we encourage our visitors to have a walk, look around, and learn about what we do. There will be free cake and refreshments as well. To learn more, you can visit the links provided, or you can contact Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, via e-mail at arivera AT uttyler DOT edu (just replace for the appropriate symbols) or at 903-566-7165. You can also visit the library's website at http://library.uttyler.edu/.