Events planned for National Library Week

April 9, 2018 | Events, UToday, Library
By Alyssa Jane Slottke

April 8-14 is National Library Week, and The University of Toledo Libraries will join other libraries across the country in celebrating the value and importance of libraries, librarians, library workers and library users.

“Our libraries are academic places and social spaces. Quiet and collaborative floors, study rooms, archives, online journals, special events — everyone knows we do these things,” Beau Case, dean of University Libraries, said. “But we also are experts and authorities in data and metadata, research methodology, information retrieval, scholarly communication, copyright, systematic reviews, and so much more. The University Libraries lead by leveraging our resources to enhance research, teaching, learning and health at UT.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.

Carlson Library has a week of events celebrating love for libraries. In addition, the library will unveil its 2018 READ poster campaign. The READ poster, created by the American Library Association, features a celebrity posing with a favorite book. Posters with local celebrities will be revealed Monday, April 9.

A book sale will be held in the Carlson Library Concourse Monday through Thursday, April 9-12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wide selection of books will be available; topics include business, social sciences, sciences, children’s literature and popular titles. Prices will be 50 cents a book, or $5 a bag, and sales will be cash only. All proceeds raised will benefit the library. For more information about the sale, contact

Participate in the Love Your Library Social Media Contest Monday through Friday, April 9-13. Visit the Carlson Library Love Wall, post a selfie with your heart, and tag @UTCarlsonLib for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be contacted through direct messages on social media platforms.

Listed by date, other events hosted by University Libraries will be:

• Tuesday, April 10 — Poetry Slam, 6 p.m., Carlson Library Room 1005. There will be featured readers, and anyone is invited to share his or her work at the open mic.

• Wednesday, April 11 — Library Lockout, 6 p.m., Carlson Library Room 1005. Can you outsmart the librarians? Sign up at the Circulation Desk before 5 p.m. Wednesday to play this twist on escape rooms.

• Thursday, April 12 — BASH Game Night, 6 p.m. to midnight, Carlson Library Room 1005. Stop by to play board, card and video games.

For more details about these events for National Library Week, visit

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