Photo by Lisa Smith, NNLM SCR
This week is National Library Week, which we are proud to celebrate since we are a branch of the National Library of Medicine, and our program office is housed within the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, Texas.
This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The theme is perfect, particularly for Lewis Library, because the library profession has been trying to transform the public’s perception that not all libraries are filled with tons and tons of books anymore now that we have moved into the digital age. In fact, in the Lewis Library there is only one small room that now has hard copies of books!
There are plenty of ways to get involved in this year’s National Library Week. See below for a couple of ideas.
- Participate in the #expertinthelibrary campaign. Share what your expertise is!
- Share your story through the 2017 video challenge. If you’re interested in learning about some of the librarians in the SCR region, check out our Meet Me Monday series.
- For those who aren’t a librarian, simply visit a library! Some provide makerspaces where people can design and print 3-D creations. Many have begun to borrow out ukuleles to their patrons!