Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Library Week - #LibrariesTransform

The theme for this year's National Library Week is Libraries Transform, and the American Library Association has listed many reasons libraries transform, beginning with one many of our students might relate to:

Google is great for identifying materials, but it's not the best when you need to get those things full text, especially scholarly journal articles. If you ever research online and see an article asking you for payment, stop right there. That's when you go to the library's website to see if we have it, and if we don't we can get it for you from another library at no cost to you. Really! Always ask for help if you can't find something and we'd be happy to help you.

But scholarly journal articles are just one of the things libraries provide. You can get books, newspapers, magazines, videos, audio, computer access, and other technologies at your library. Libraries really do transform lives because not everyone can afford their own access to everything they may need.

Do you have a reason why libraries transform? If so, you could win $100 through the American Library Association. During National Library Week (April 10-16), they're having a #LibrariesTransform contest. Create your own reason libraries transform and put it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LibrariesTransform and you could win. For all the details, check out this American Library Association page.

And if you do make a #LibrariesTransform entry, let us know about it in the comments, and don't forget to add the #mystkates hashtag, too!

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