National Library Week graphic from ALA
April 9, 2019

The State Library of Ohio Board Proclaims National Library Week, April 7 – 13, 2019, and National Library Workers Day, April 9, 2019

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 21, 2019, the State Library Board proclaims National Library Week, April 7 – 13, 2019, and National Library Workers Day, April 9, 2019, 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.

Laurie Gemmill Arp, President, State Library Board

 Beverly Cain, State Librarian

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