17 Oct Happy Canadian Library Worker’s Day!
“Libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education, about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.” –Neil Gaiman
Do you know that October is Canadian Library month? During this month, libraries across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries plays in Canadian’s lives. We celebrate not only libraries but also their workers. The Canadian Federation of Library Association has declared that October 19 will be the Canadian Library Worker’s Day.
This Friday we will be recognizing the hard work and dedication of library support staff and librarians that provide constant help to our communities. They provide essential services for our public libraries, schools and universities.
“Libraries are the crux of knowledge, community engagement and social awareness. Of course, these important support systems can only be achieved through the work of the people within the library. Without library workers libraries simply cannot function. Libraries rely on their staff to work with the communities they support and to help libraries and communities grow. The vital contribution of library workers to libraries and communities across our country deserves national recognition.
CFLA-FCAB has designated the third Friday in October as Canadian Library Workers Day. CLWD is a day for Canadians to recognize the valuable contributions made by all those who work in and for the public, academic, school, government, academic, corporate and private libraries that are integral to our communities.
On behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations/ Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB), we are very pleased to proclaim October 19, 2018, as Canadian Library Workers Day.”
If you happen to stop by the library this month, don’t forget to congratulate them and give them a smile!