Tuesday, February 21, 2006

How the Library Has Changed Your Life...

The Butler Libraries and Woman’s Day magazine Want to Know:

How the Library Has Changed Your Life

Libraries can change lives. They are places of lifelong learning and opportunity that can help people discover the world. This spring, the library at Butler, the American Library Association and Woman’s Day magazine want to know how the library has changed the lives of the people in our community.

From now until May 10, anyone who has a story to tell about how the library has changed his or her life can send it to womansday@ala.org. Four of the stories will be featured in an upcoming issue of Woman’s Day. The story must be 700 words or less.

The initiative is part of a program sponsored by the American Library Association and Woman’s Day magazine called “Put it in Writing @ your library,” a part of The Campaign for America’s Libraries. The Campaign is a multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign designed to promote the value of public, school, academic and special libraries and librarians in the 21st century.

I suspect there are a lot of stories out there from the thousands of graduates and students here at Butler, whether in El Dorado, Andover, Rose Hill, or any other site where Butler and the library join forces to bring books, resources, and information to our people.

Send them your thoughts, and let me know your story here, too. Thanks,

Micaela

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