Agenda Item No. 5
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING APRIL 12, 2005 “NATIONAL
LIBRARY WORKERS’ DAY” IN INGHAM COUNTY
WHEREAS, there are thousands of public, academic, school, governmental, and specialized libraries in the United States and they provide excellent and invaluable service to library users regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background; and
WHEREAS, libraries provide millions of people with the knowledge and information they need to live, learn and work in the 21st Century; and
WHEREAS, librarians and library support staff bring the nation a world of knowledge in person and online, as well as personal service and expert assistance in finding what is needed when it is needed; and
WHEREAS, it is important to recognize the unique contributions of all library workers and the value to individuals and society of those contributions; and
WHEREAS, the funding of libraries and salaries for library workers must be increased to attract more talented people to work in our nation’s libraries and to ensure that these vital services are delivered each day; and
WHEREAS, libraries, library workers, and library supporters across America are celebrating “National Library Workers’ Day” sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners proclaim April 12, 2005, as the second annual “National Library Workers’ Day” in Ingham County and encourages all citizens to take advantage of the variety of library resources available and to thank library workers for their exceptional contributions to American life.