Libraries celebrate national workers day

March 29, 2011

Penn State University Libraries will celebrate National Library Workers Day on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 during National Library Week (April 11–17, 2011) and held in conjunction with the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association's (ALA-APA) national celebration. National Library Workers Day is a time to recognize the contributions of all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library services possible.

Library workers are responsible for a wide variety of services that patrons expect from their libraries. More than just checking books in and out of the library, librarians and staff catalog and shelve materials; handle reference/research assistance requests and send them to other libraries; answer phone calls and emails; organize programs and events; administer computer networks; update a variety of Web sites; select and obtain books, CDs, videos, and databases and much more.

Library patrons can go to to "Submit a Star" and show appreciation by nominating a library employee at Penn State University Libraries.

For more information, contact Doris Stover at or 814-863-1339.

Last Updated March 29, 2011