National School Librarian Day:
Celebrated on April 4th every year. The day is to honor the work of school librarian. A Trained librarian is equal to a search engine. Even a search engine may provide irrelevant answers, not the Librarian.
Why School Librarian Day?
The day is to honor the work of school librarian. A Trained librarian is equal to a search engine. Even a search engine may provide irrelevant answers, not the Librarian.
According to Neil Gaiman, a famous author says, “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian brings you back the right one”.
In Unites State, A master degree in Library Science is inevitable to become a professional school librarian.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National School Librarian Day:
If Possible, go to your school library and have some words with your librarian.you can celebrate this day also by giving a surprise gift to your school librarian.just take a selfie with him or her and post using this hashtag #MyLibrarianandMe, #SchoolLibrarianDay, #NationalSchoolLibrarianDay on Social media.Become a reader today so that you may become a Leader tomorrow.and librarians can only spread the joy of Reading.so let us promote the role of librarianship by sharing our views on the social media.The most important thing is, The Librarian needs to be kind.
Interesting Facts About School Librarian Day:
The duties of a librarian depends on the size of the library.Normally Archival Materials will be monitored by separate librarian called “Archivists”.
“American Library Association” and the “Young Adult Library Services Association” are the two most notable associations in United State.Libraries may join these associations.Recently the United States has implemented Patriot Act and The children Internet Protection Act over libraries which were criticized by some of the librarians following by raising their objections for these commissions.
A survey has estimated that 83% of the librarians were women as of 2015 and 26% were part-time workers as of 2010 in the United States.
The Gallaudet University library is meant for people with physical inabilities.It was founded in the year 1876.It consisted more than two lakh deaf-related books.Hybrid classification is in place for to Categorize the books and its location so that can be easily accessed by the librarians and Users as Well.
History of School Librarian Day:
The Origin of this Day is uncertain. However, sources claimed that librarianship was in practice right from the 8th century. In Around the 8th century, Ashurbanipal, a King create a library and appointed a keeper. Thus, introducing librarianship as a profession.
In 323 BC, After the death of Alexander the Great, Ptolemy I created a library called “The Great Library of Alexandria” which becomes a house for Greek Literatures and Notable Librarians like Zenodotus, Aristarchus, Aristophanes, Callimachus, Eratosthenes, Appollonius, and Demetrius were the custodians of this great library.
During the Roman Period, Aristocrats had private libraries at home. Though scholars were involved in circulating their books, There was not a specific role as Librarian.
During the fall of Roman Empire, Monasteries kept the libraries alive where monks used to copy books. Anastasias, a monk, was entitled with the role of the librarian as a reward for translating Greek literacies and also certain security features like chaining the desk, organizing the book in alphabetical order and checklists were introduced.
In the 14th Century, universities employed librarians gradually in schools. However, employment role librarian was introduced only in the 18th century.
Nowadays, Libraries were monitored with the help of electronic equipment.The librarians have a list of books which are in circulations with library cards being issued to the students.