“First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.”-www.ala.org
The theme of the 2013 National Library Week is “Communities Matter @ Your Library.” Murray State Libraries used the book displays in the lobby as a way to celebrate community groups on campus. For the entire month of April, University Libraries gave 8 groups the opportunity to showcase their group and explain how they use the library for the development of their club.
The groups included the MSU Geoscience Club, Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Hart College, MSU Rowing Team, Murray State Girl Scouts, Racer Band, MSU International Organization, and the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts.
University Libraries is proud to support all groups on campus in their endeavors. Please make sure to check out the displays in the lobby of Waterfield. The students did a fantastic job with their decorations!
Please also be sure to thank your librarians and library workers! They work hard every day to make finding resources easier for faculty, staff and students.