Lives Change @McDermott Library
Staff Gears Up for Annual Celebration

Eugene McDermott Library is celebrating National Library Week April 14-18. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance endorsed by the American Library Association (ALA) and celebrated by libraries across the country each April. The week of events gives institutions a perfect opportunity to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. This year’s theme is "Lives Change @McDermott Library." Through several events, McDermott Library is encouraging students, staff and faculty to read, learn something new and change their lives.

A full schedule of events is planned throughout National Library Week. Monday through Friday, students can participate in a scavenger hunt that begins on Facebook. Students have to follow the clues to learn bits of information about the library and its departments. The first three people who post selfies (with a Library employee) to McDermott’s Facebook page win a prize every day. Also on Monday, librarians will be on the mall from noon to 2pm, greeting students and taking pictures with them.

Starting Wednesday, students, staff and faculty can attend two new workshops to help them improve their research and study skills. A session titled “Job Search” is schedule Wednesday at 4pm in MC 2.524. Librarians will teach invaluable tools to help start the journey to employment. Thursday’s workshop teaches library users how to use e-books and e-readers. To register for a workshop, go to and select the workshop you’d like to attend.