National Library Week is April 23-29
The following resolution was passed by the State Library Ohio Board proclaiming National Library Week and National Library Workers Day for 2023.
A RESOLUTION to proclaim National Library Week and National Library Workers Day
WHEREAS, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge by providing free access to all and libraries are part of the American dream, places for education, opportunity and lifelong learning; and
WHEREAS, Ohio libraries provide a forum for diverse ideas and points of view that help us better understand each other and ourselves; and
WHEREAS, librarians are trained professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn and work in a challenging economy; and
WHEREAS, librarians design and offer programs to meet their community’s economic needs, providing residents with resume writing classes, interviewing workshops and job seeking resources; and
WHEREAS, librarians and library support staff bring Ohioans a world of knowledge in person and online, as well as personal service and expert assistance in finding what is needed when it is needed; and
WHEREAS, Ohio’s school, academic, public and special libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Ohioans and provide excellent and invaluable service to library users regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background; and
Whereas, Ohioans and Ohio libraries benefit from the resources, services, and support provided by the State Library of Ohio and the library’s dedicated staff; and
Whereas, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week and National Library Workers Day;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that on this day, March 16, 2023, the State Library Board proclaims National Library Week, April 23-29, 2023, and National Library Workers Day, April 25, 2023, and encourages all Ohio residents to visit their libraries or library websites this week to take advantage of the variety of library resources available and thank their librarians and library workers for their exceptional contributions to American life.