Help us celebrate National Library Week

Each year in April the American Library Association sponsors National Library Week, a week for celebrating the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. April 8-14, the Clayton State University Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

The Clayton State Library helps lead the community by offering research support and innovative programming and resources to our campus and its visitors. Here, students will find quiet spaces for study and reflection, group study rooms for collaborative projects, and technology resources to help accomplish their academic goals. Our library offers access to approximately 35,000 ebooks and countless journal articles that can be accessed in person or online. We provide all of this without sacrificing the traditional role of the library’s print reference and circulating book collections and quality, personalized reference services. In addition, we have collaborated with other groups to offer exhibits and bring unique programs to our campus and community. In the past year, we have explored the fantastical world of Harry Potter and the harsh realities of World War I.

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This year the Clayton State Library is celebrating National Library Week with some fun and games (educational of course) on Main Street and online. We hope you’ll join us throughout the week as we recognize the impact of all libraries on their communities and lead the fight against Fake News.  See more details of our National Library Week activities below:


National Library Week (April 8– 14)

Main Street games
Find us on Main Street Tuesday (4/10) through Thursday (4/12) from 11am – 2pm for fun opportunities to learn about Fake News. We’ll have interactive games so bring your competitive spirit and a wi-fi enabled device to play along. Let’s show the world that Lakers don’t like Fakers.

Bad News game
Learn how fake news is spread by trying to get as many followers in the Bad News Game. Play on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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Where did the library lead you? Promotion
Share your library story for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. Details here.

 

National Library Workers Day

National Library Workers Day is April 10th. Stop by the library to thank a library worker in person or leave a thank you note on any of our social media networks (http://facebook.com/claytonstatelibrary; http://twitter.com/claytonstatelib; http://instagram.com/claytonstatelibrary). Library patrons can also nominate library workers to the “Galaxy of Stars”

From ALA.org: To show appreciation for library workers and the work they do every day, the public is invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee at http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/#galaxy. Examples of nominations can include how library staff helped with learning a new technology, writing a cover letter, starting a small business or researching a topic for a term paper. Each testimonial (listing first names, library type and city/state location only) will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website to honor deserving library workers. To follow or post on Twitter, the public can use the hashtag #librarystars. In addition, those celebrating National Library Workers Day can share their celebrations on Twitter, using #nlwd18 and/or posting to the NLWD Facebook page http://facebook.com/NationalLibraryWorkersDay. For more information, please visit http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/.

Star flickr photo by Bitterjug shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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