Each year in April the American Library Association sponsors National Library Week, a week for celebrating the contributions of public, school, special, and academic libraries nationwide. The theme for 2016 is “Libraries Transform” and highlights the evolving nature of libraries as they adapt to meet the needs of the communities they serve. April 10-16, the Clayton State University Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries.
The Clayton State Library has certainly evolved in recent times to transform its spaces and services to support the diverse needs of our student body. 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 a variety of digital resources, including 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.
The Clayton State Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a used book sale, sponsoring contests with prizes, and offering patrons a keepsake to take home. We hope you’ll join us throughout the week as we recognize the impact of all libraries on their communities. See more details of our National Library Week activities below:
National Library Week (April 10 – 16)
The Clayton State University Library is holding a used book sale during National Library Week. The books being sold are donations that have been given to us and that do not support the curriculum. NO CSU LIBRARY BOOK is being sold! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Library Foundation account. This account is used to supplement the travel budget for faculty and staff to attend professional meetings and conferences and to purchase items to support the Library.
The book sale will take place on Main Street in the University Center Monday, April 11th – Thursday, April 14th from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Items for sale include hardcover and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, DVDs and VHS cassettes.
Come visit the Upper Level of the library and make your own bookmark as a NLW16 keepsake.
National Library Workers Day
National Library Workers Day is April 12th. 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 #nlwd16 and/or posting to the NLWD Facebook page http://facebook.com/NationalLibraryWorkersDay. For more information, please visit http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/.
Comment Card Contest
Answer a question about the library to enter a drawing for various gift cards (iTunes, Chik-fil-A, etc.). There will be multiple opportunities to enter throughout the week. Look for the rolling whiteboards on both Upper and Lower Levels for contest prompts.
Post a picture while using the library or any of our resources and include the hashtag #ClaytonStateNLW. Follow us on Instagram for official rules to be posted at a later date. http://instagram.com/claytonstatelibrary
Each of the first four days of National Library Week, we will highlight a different College by promoting selected resources in the respective areas. The College Spotlight Schedule will be as follows:
Monday, April 11th – College of Business
Tuesday, April 12th – College of Arts & Sciences
Wednesday, April 13th – College of Health
Thursday, April 14th – College of Information and Mathematical Sciences