Onlineability has been commissioned to work with national librarians’ body CILIP to help promote this year’s National Libraries Day event.
Last year we built the National Libraries Day website – and this year we’re back on board to make sure everything runs smoothly until the event on Saturday February 9 2013.
National Libraries Day 2013 will be the culmination of a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK.
In 2012 over 400 events took place in libraries across the country, including author visits, live music performances, book clubs, family history days, stand up comedy and behind the scenes tours. Thousands of people took part.
CILIP points out that, every day across the UK, librarians and information professionals are improving literacy rates, encouraging learning and promoting reading for pleasure. They connect people with the information they need and contribute to a fair and prosperous society.
It says National Libraries Day 2013 is a chance to say a big thank you to these unsung heroes, to shine a spotlight on all the great work they do and to show decision-makers just why librarians and information professionals are so loved and so vital to our communities.
Other organisations involved in the event include the Reading Agency, the School Library Association and the Society of Chief Librarians.
CILIP President, Phil Bradley said, “In these times of austerity is clear that libraries are needed and valued more than ever. Librarians in conjunction with their members are working hard to protect and improve their communities, to increase literacy levels, and to provide training and support in many areas, from learning about the internet through to researching for a new job.
“National Libraries Day is an opportunity to celebrate everyone who works in a library, everyone who visits libraries, and to highlight to people who don’t visit them exactly what they’re missing out on.”
As always, we are very proud to be playing a part in this campaign.