Milner Library celebrates National Library Week, April 23-29 – News … – Illinois State University News

April 23-29 is National Library Week, an annual observation used to celebrate and highlight libraries’ contributions, resources, and workers. Created in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and recognized in all types of libraries across the country. 
The theme for National Library Week 2023, “There’s More to the Story,” highlights the multifaceted role of libraries within the communities they serve. Libraries facilitate connection by providing access to resources such as technology, the internet, and physical spaces that people can use to connect with each other. Patrons can connect with resources available from libraries such as books, digital assets, historical and/or rare items, programs, and workshops. Users can also connect with library employees who provide a variety of vital services to their communities. Lastly, the 2023 theme is a call to action: an invitation for communities to join, visit, and advocate for their libraries. 
Milner Library serves as a vital point of connection for Illinois State University and connecting with your campus library has never been easier. During the fall and spring semesters, librarians are available seven days a week in person and virtually at the Reference Desk. Reach the Reference Desk by: 
Join Milner for a variety of events and activities throughout the week in celebration of National Library Week. 
Follow along on social media to see how Milner employees have contributed to the Illinois State University community (and beyond!).
11 a.m.-2 p.m. in locations across campus. 
Look for Milner librarians at pop-up libraries across campus. Visit three or more pop-up libraries and explore our digital collections and win a prize! 
5 p.m. on Floor 2 
Join us at Milner Library for an event celebrating Director and Professor of Creative Technologies Rose Marshack’s new book, Play Like a Man: My Life in Poster Children. In the book, she shares her experience touring, writing, and coding across the United States as a founding member of the indie rock group Poster Children, noting the trials and triumphs of being a woman working (and rocking) across multiple male-dominated fields. 
The presentation is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Milner Library Speaker’s Corner (Floor 2 SE). A Q&A, a reception, and a book signing will follow. 
Play Like a Man: My Life in Poster Children is available through Milner Library
Be sure to follow Milner on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more on National Library Week as well as additional information on contests and activities. 


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