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National Library Week

  • 03 Apr 2022
  • 10 Apr 2022
  • Virtual

National Library Week 2022 

Join the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association as we celebrate

National Library Week with library advocacy opportunities!



The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. 

Registered participants will receive some fun swag following the week of events! Register here. 

Find resources and suggested activities here. 

Celebration Days During National Library Week

Sunday, April 3: Follow MLA and MSL on social media 

Facebook: MLA @MaineLibraryAssociation | MSL @MaineStateLibrary  

Twitter:  @MaineLibAssoc |  @MaineStLibrary 

Monday, April 4: Advocacy + Marketing, 12 - 1pm  Register here.

Join Ian Ware, Communication Associate for ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office to learn some pro-tips on connecting local stories with legislators (both local and national) through social media, the basics of interacting with Congressional staff & members on social media, and a bit of practice time for folks to try their hand at adapting some examples.

Tuesday, April 5: Connect to Advocacy Opportunities. Choose your own adventure! 

Find resources and suggested activities here. 

Wednesday, April 6:  Library Policy Day, 12-1 pm Register here. 

Join Courtney Sparks, Director of the Freeport Community Library; Marijke Vasser, Section Supervisor for Library Development at the Maine State Library; Kerrie Lattari, York Middle School Librarian; Michelle Sampson, York Public Library Director; and Wynter Giddings Manager of Adult Services & Technology at Curtis Memorial Library and MLA president for a discussion on library policies and their impact. 

Thursday, April 7: Who’s Who Day. Choose your own adventure! 

Find resources and suggested activities here. 

Friday, April 8: Media Day. 12-1 pm.  Register here. 

Join Sonya Durney, Scholarly Communication Research & Teaching Librarian at the University of New England and MLA Vice-president; Jeffry Knox, Media Specialist for the Town of Gorham and Youth Services Asst. at Baxter Memorial Library; and Georgia Humphrey, Public Access TV Manager for the town of Gorham to discuss what to do when the media calls, seek opportunities to engage the media through letters to the editor, local cable, and story pitches, learn about message triangles, and more. The media can be great library advocate allies! 

Saturday, April 9: Join us!

Join MLA, become a member.

Register for MLA  Annual May 22 -24th at Sunday River Ski Resort. 



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