Monday, April 09, 2018
Libraries Lead - National Library Week
Ever needed help with technology, with TigerWeb, with research paper sources, with quality Internet search instruction, with nursing journals, or with accessing peer-review journals? How about having escapism in quiet study or creating a collaborative effort in a study room?
During the week of April 8 - 14, join libraries in campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library staff.
Libraries today are much more than books. Libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking instruction. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing access to information and technologies. At KLIC, we teach library instruction for specific academic assignments, and we provide student technology help. KLIC has a portal for accessing library databases through OneKLIC.
This year's library week theme is "Libraries Lead," which emphasizes the leadership of libraries and librarians in their communities and the role of libraries in helping patrons develop their own leadership skills. Today’s libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides the access you need to reach your potential and grow as a leader.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed by libraries across the country each April. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the annual celebration of the nation's libraries and librarians.