Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shout-Outs: Library Workers…all of ‘em

Hey y’all, little known fact…today is National Library Workers Day!!

I gotta best honest, I didn’t even know there was a National Library Workers Day until, well, today.

Here’s the official description of what NLWD is all about:

“NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.”

Apparently there is even a website and an online store!! I can’t imagine anything more awkward for patrons than to wander into a library full of folks wearing these t-shirts. Would they feel obliged thank us?! Congratulate us?! Continue to irritate us without reprieve?! Mock our shirts?!

Anyway, I just wanted to give a big ole shout-out to all the library workers out there who keep these creaky old buildings running as havens for all the patrons, students, researchers and—of course—crazy folks who frequent ‘em.

Pat yourselves on the back y’all…because it’ll be another 365 days until the next NLWD, assuming your next fiscal budget even allows you to learn of new holidays mid-day. ;-)