Librarians are always helpful when you need to do some research. If you enjoy education and learning new things, then a librarian can be your best friend.
Librarians deserve respect when it comes to their ability to maintain and accumulate information. Not many people realize how important their work is. They help maintain history that is kept for hundreds of years and help educate today’s youth in preparation for the future.
Library Workers Day aims to show appreciation for the work librarians do for their communities. It also advocates for better pay wages for librarians and library staff everywhere.
History of Library Workers Day
Founded by the American Library Association, Library Workers Day aims to recognize the hard work of library support staff and librarians. Coinciding with National Library Week, this holiday allows librarians to advocate for better compensation at work. Libraries have been around since 2600 BC. They were found in the temples of Sumer, where the earliest forms of writing were discovered on clay tablets.
Libraries have been a cultural significance since then, helping shape the classical Greek and Roman empires up to today’s age. Libraries have great importance in today’s age because it allows complete access to education. They hold books that give voice to the ideas, observations, and opinions of people all over the world.
Librarians help maintain this history. They are the masters of research, keep their archives, and foster creativity in the minds of today’s youth.
However, due to the global economy, the budgets and salaries used to keep these traditions alive continue to shrink. Library Workers Day aims to show appreciation for the efforts of librarians everywhere while also advocating for better pay wages.
Throughout the day, librarians take the time to teach children and students the importance of their job, the history of librarians, and how libraries shaped human history. People also on this day thank their librarians for their services in educating people.
How to Celebrate Library Workers Day
Celebrate Library Workers Day by heading over to your local government office to petition for better pay wages for librarians. Create flyers and post them at your community center to celebrate the day. Visit your local library and speak with your local librarian about volunteering in the library.
Take the time to read some books and enjoy what the libraries have to offer. Tell your friends and family about this holiday. You can also and encourage them to advocate for equal pay and help support their local librarians.