What National Library Week Means for the Future of Libraries. Library Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– This week is National Library Week. Libraires are hosting events with speakers all week, but libraries no longer just represent a place to check out books.

One event this week at SU will feature a visiting professor and a member of the Ukrainian Library Association, Dr. Tetiana Hranchak who published a blog post in Syracuse University News highlighting the importance of libraries in Ukraine.

Director of strategic marketing and communications for Syracuse, Cristine Hatem explained what Hranchak said, “She talked about how libraries are bomb shelters, how they’re volunteer centers, how they’re territories of goodness, how they help displaced people, how they’re hubs for digital education, how they’re media literacy training centers, and how they’re sights of remembering cultural and historical knowledge of a place.”

Library week celebrates librarians and the contribution of libraries to society. “Libraries are timeless. We’re places and spaces for people to collaborate on ideas or access the internet. But they’re also available to folks from anywhere, ” Hatem said.

To celebrate the week SU and other libraries across the nation are hosting a variety of events and speakers.

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