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Apr 10 2012

National Library Workers’ Day

by David T

In conjunction with National Library Week, Tuesday, April 10 has been designated National Library Workers’ Day (NLWD) to honor the contributions of librarians, support staff, volunteers and others who make library services possible.

Library workers are responsible for a wide variety of services that patrons have come to expect from their libraries. They are in charge of more than just checking books in and out. Library workers catalog and shelve materials; retrieve requested items and send them to other libraries; answer phone calls and emails; organize programs and events; administer computer networks; update the library’s website; select and obtain books, CDs, DVDs, and databases; and much more.

Event organizers have invited library users to mark the occasion by “submitting a star” — telling everyone what makes a library employee special by submitting a favorite worker’s name and why he or she is wonderful. You’re encouraged to submit a star to the NLWD website, but feel free to make a comment here as well. We know there are many “stars” here in our own DCPL constellation—who’s yours?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Leigh P. April 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I have consistently been impressed with the friendliness, the approachability, and the intelligence of the Childrens’ staff at every library I’ve patronized. They’ve all been knowledgeable and great with my kids. The stand-outs in my mind, who invariably go the extra mile, are: Nancy from Tucker, Elizabeth from Northlake, Nez from Chamblee, and Lee Turner from Chamblee. They all deserve accolades for being excellent at their jobs. It’s obvious they all chose careers for which they are well-suited.

Nancy (from Tucker) April 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM

That’s really nice, Leigh, thank you! I do love my job and the great kids and parents I get to work with everyday make this job so much fun.

Nez (from Chamblee) April 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thank you so much, Leigh! I’m honored that you consider me among your favorites and feel that we deserve recognition. It’s patrons like you and your sweet little girls who make my job the best job there is! Come by and visit me soon! I miss you and the girls! They must be getting so big now!

Elizabeth (from Northlake) April 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Thank you, Leigh! I love seeing your daughters each week as they grow. I am so honored that you make the trip each week for storytime.

Rosario De Arriba August 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I well recognise your value as workers in the libraries,…I apreciate your dedication and devotion to your job. Thanks sooooooo much. I am very keen on books, libraries and its magical world around, lovely to make children (and so adults) much more happier due to your well done duty.
Thanks again.

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