Monday, April 14, 2014

National Library Week @ the Sullivan Lexington Library

1959 NLW Poster
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April to raise awareness about libraries.  The first National Library Week (NLW) was observed in May, 1958 with the theme, "Wake up and Read!".  The campaign was repeated in April, 1959,  the poster at left is from the 1959 promotion. The ALA council voted in that year to continue the annual celebration.  National Library Week has been observed every year since, typically in the second full week of April.

This year's National Library Week begins today and runs through April 19th. The national theme is "Lives change @ your library"®. Here is this years national poster:
2014 NLW Poster

Each year to celebrate National Library Week, the Sullivan Lexington Library highlights an aspect of our library and the importance of reading.  In previous years we’ve created READ posters featuring pictures of faculty and students; asked students to speculate on the future of libraries and examined the history of the Sullivan Library on the Lexington campus.  

For this year we are "Face-Booking," a mash-up of the social media web site, Facebook, and highlighting books with faces. In another twist, one of our "face-books" hides the face of a faculty or staff member here at Sullivan-Lexington. Each day during Library Week we'll be posting on Facebook one or more of our face-books. We'd love for you to play along and guess who is hiding behind the book. Make your guess in the comment section of the post. We'll also be posting on Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. Here's a sample to get you started:
guess who?

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