April 17, 2008
During National Library Week (April 13-19), AFSCME recognizes the hard-working and indispensable librarians and library employees who guide our nation’s readers to the wealth of knowledge found in books, the Internet and other resources within their institutions. AFSCME, which represents more than 20,000 library workers nationwide, is using this occasion to call for increased library funding. Notes AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee:
“As the nation feels the pain of the weakening economy, people are turning to their libraries for resources to find employment and public services, to advance their education, and to learn. AFSCME salutes the library workers who make more than 123,000 libraries across the country happen.”
To learn more, check out the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), a nonprofit professional organization established to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.