Monday, April 9, 2012

National Library Week 2012 Proclamation

The CSU Libraries is kicking-off National Library Week with a proclamation by Mark Flynn, Dean of Libraries this morning, Monday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m. in the Library's Veranda on the CSU Main Campus. Join us for cake and punch as we celebrate National Library Week 2012.

National Library Week 2012 Proclamation

WHEREAS, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge by providing free access to all;

WHEREAS, libraries work to meet the changing needs of their users, including building collections, expanding outreach services, providing access to technology and the Internet, and an ever increasing array of programming;

WHEREAS, our nation’s libraries provide a forum for diverse ideas and points of view that help us better understand each other and ourselves;

WHEREAS, librarians are trained professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn and work in a challenging economy;

WHEREAS, librarians design and offer programs to meet their community’s economic needs, providing residents with educational classes and workshops using Web based technology and providing access to job and career building information resources;

WHEREAS, libraries are part of the American dream, places for advancing education, opportunity and lifelong learning;

WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Mark Flynn, Dean of Libraries at Columbus State University proclaim, April 8-14, 2012 as National Library Week. I encourage everyone in this community to take time to visit your library this week and take advantage of the wonderful resources available @ your library. You belong @ your library!

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