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Happy National Library Workers Day!

Today is National Library Workers Day, a day to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  Library workers are responsible for a wide variety of services; they are in charge of more than just checking books in and out of the library. Library workers catalog and shelve materials; handle requests and send them to other libraries; answer phone calls and emails; organize programs and events; administer computer networks; and much more.

“East Central Regional Library works because our staff does,” says Carla Lydon, Executive Director. “They’re the people opening the doors, unpacking boxes of books, and fixing the computers to serve this community to make sure our libraries runs smoothly and that your library experience is a positive one.”

Did you know? 

  • East Central Regional Library has 80 employees across 14 branch locations, outreach, and headquarters.
  • Number of staff members per location ranges from two employees at our smallest branches to 12 employees at our largest branch. In addition, we have several substitute staff that work at many locations.
  • Our longest serving employee has worked for East Central Regional Library for 31 years.
  • It takes, on average, 1,762 hours of staff time to operate East Central Regional Library every week.

Show some extra love for the amazing library workers in your life today. Give them a shout out in the comments below! Share a story about their impact, comment about a pleasant interaction, or a thank you for all their hard work.

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