UNM Celebrates National Library Week 2022 : UNM Newsroom

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) organizes National Library Week. The event runs from April 3-9. This year’s theme is “Connect to Your Library”.

“This year’s theme encourages customers to connect with their local libraries and this could mean a variety of things such as looking into the collections and materials available for checking, speaking to a specialist librarian for help with research or attend free workshops hosted by the library that facilitate research,” said University Library Marketing Representative Sara Velasquez.

ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Every year they organize National Library Week which has a theme. ALA champions diversity, literacy, intellectual freedom, and more.

Every day, a different topic of interest:

Monday april 4th : Release of the State of America’s Libraries report, including the ten most frequently challenged books of 2021.

Tuesday, April 5 : National Library Employees Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and groups of friends to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library employees.

Wednesday 6 April : National Library Awareness Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library awareness and the dedicated library professionals who meet their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 7: Take action for Library Day, a day to rally advocates for library rights.

Lobos can get involved by using #MyLibrary on social media, following @UNMlibraries on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (UNM University Libraries) and Instagram, and visiting campus libraries.

The Zimmerman Library is currently receiving donations for an ongoing project honoring the literary great, Professor Emeritus Rudolfo Anaya. The library welcomes anyone who wishes to make a donation or get involved. Interested persons can contact the Director of Development, Carol Kennedy at [email protected]

“Many college library workers enjoy working with the UNM community,” Velasquez said. “They are the driving force behind our resources and services, and we love finding ways to help them with our extensive collections and materials.”

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