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Apr 05

Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week.

Wednesday, April 19 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for all you do!”

 

National Spokesperson

Andy Weir

Andy Weir, author of the New York Times best-seller “The Martian,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2017 celebration of School Library Month.

“In high school, I was the stereotypical nerdy, unpopular kid,” said Weir. “I got bullied a lot, in no small part because I was a smart aleck. The school library became my sanctuary. It was the one place I could go without encountering the bullies who would harass and belittle me. I’d read random encyclopedia entries—an early version of a ‘Wikipedia Wander.’ Libraries provide more than just knowledge. They provide a venue for learning and contemplation. I wouldn’t be who I am without that little school library and the shelter it provided me.”

NEW! Watch and share a new PSA from Andy.

Permanent link to this article: http://staff.spsk12.net/2017/04/05/today-is-media-specialists-appreciation-day/

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