Submit a Star for National Library Workers Day
“Libraries Work Because We Do!” This is the tagline for our national day of recognition for library employees, National Library Workers Day. This year we’ll observe NLWD on Tuesday, April 12, as part of National Library Week.
We invite you to help us celebrate the accomplishments of our own library employees, who work daily with the dedication to make sure you get the information you need, wherever you are. If you’ve been well served at the Zach S. Henderson Library, please submit a “star” at the National Library Workers Day website. (Here’s a list of our library employees.)
National Library Workers Day falls on the same day as Equal Pay Day. On this day, while library workers and libraries are being commended for their value to their communities, women in all professions will be strategizing about closing the wage gap. Libraries are not the only places where operations, programs and services depend on the important work done by women. You can honor women who are not earning a fair salary by wearing red on April 12th. The date for Equal Pay Day is chosen by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), symbolizing how long into 2011 it takes on average for women to earn the same pay as men did in 2010. NCPE reports that the US Census showed the gender gap relatively unchanged at 77 cents for every dollar a man earned in 2009.
National Library Workers Day is sponsored by the ALA Allied Professional Association, a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois for the purpose of promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA).