National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It was first sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958. "It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use".
At Union we can celebrate National Library week this year in a big way because tomorrow at 5pm Union University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to start building a new library. The entire University and to be sure the library staff have been hopefully anticipating a new library. It has been encouraging for all of us to watch this project move forward from it conception and now to this symbolic ceremony. As President Dockery has said this is a "hopeful and meaningful indicator for the Union community that the project continues to move forward". So for us at the Summar Library there is no better time to have this ceremony than National Library Week.
Another cool that is going on is that Proquest (A major provider of library resources) is offering many valuable databases free this week. That is really something cool to explore. You can explore over 26,000 eBook titles through eBrary or do some research with Historical Black Newspapers. You can try some of the free Proquest resources here.
So Happy National Library Week Union!