I know, nobody needs a reminder about National Library Workers’ Day on Tuesday, April 10. Your Library Workers’ Day decorations have been up for at least a week by now and you have already written your Library Workers’ Day greeting cards – that’s to be expected. But before you decide who’s hosting Library Workers’ Day Dinner, think about joining us at the Hamilton Theater for a very special event!
Beginning at 4 p.m., there will be a free showing of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “Ex Libris.” The film explores the New York Public Library system’s 92 branches, taking a close look at what goes on behind the scenes and the future of libraries in general. During the film there will be a brief intermission featuring food and a panel discussion. On hand will be four types of librarians to give their thoughts on the film’s themes, as well as answer any burning questions you might have.
Serving on the panel is Jesi Buell, the Instructional Design and Web Librarian from Colgate University, Mary Klucznik, Librarian at Chittenango High School, Marc Wildman, Executive Director for the Central New York Library Resources Council, and myself, Library Director from Hamilton Public Library.
This event is free and open to the public, with catering provided by 8 Fresh, co-sponsored by Colgate University Libraries and Upstate Institute. For any librarians in attendance (as if you needed another reason to attend), this event will get you four hours of continuing education credits! For everyone else, you’ll just have to settle for the free food, movie, and a lively discussion.
I know it’s early, but Happy Library Workers’ Day, everyone!