WHEREAS, libraries provide free access to all – from books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining;
WHEREAS, our nation’s school, academic, public and special libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans today, more than ever;
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, libraries are helping level the playing field for job seekers, with 88% of public libraries providing access to job databases and other online resources;
WHEREAS, libraries are places of opportunity providing programs that teach all forms of literacy, promoting continuing education and encouraging lifelong learning;
WHEREAS, in times of economic hardship, Americans turn to – and depend on – their libraries and librarians;
WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that we, the staff of Scott Community College Library proclaim National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011. We encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available @ your library.
-American Library Association | 50 E. Huron, Chicago IL 60611