Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another (National Library Week) Viewpoint

View of Davis Library's grounds around 9 AM Wednesday 4.16.14

It’s National Library Week (NLW) and we kicked-off our Lives Change @ Your Library celebration with a special event last Saturday (April 12th) that explored different types of activism and life-changing moments—particularly related to students and young adults—both on and off the Rio Grande campus during the 1960s. 
"Occupy Davis Library - Lives Change @ Your Library" NLW Kick-Off Event
In keeping with the theme of "transformation and making a stand for what you believe," Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has decided to honor NLW with a signature-drive in support of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.  
This declaration is part of Libraries Change Lives, a presidential  initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) designed to foster sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school and public.

Libraries play a vital role in the communities they serve. They’re important gateways to knowledge, thought and culture; promote equal access to information; and help protect our first amendment rights and intellectual freedom. 

When the economy is down, library use is up. Unfortunately, at the same time, tight budgets and other financial restraints cause library doors to close and staffing issues, which very often reduce access to high-quality services when they are needed most.  According to the ALA 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report, school libraries at the K-12 level suffer most.  Libraries everywhere are being asked to do more and more with less.

Declare your right to vibrant libraries! 
Davis Library's Deb Thompson signs the declartion in support of America's Libraries!
Please show your support by signing your name to the Declaration for the Right to Libraries now.  Visit the Davis Library today and sign the document in-person or add your signature online at:

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