For release: April 11, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843
Behind the checkout desk, libraries are complex organizations that, to function smoothly,
depend on the work of many people doing many different types of work. Because most
of those people are seldom seen, or acknowledged, the University of Memphis will give
them their day in the spotlight tomorrow, April 12th, which is National Library Workers
Day, during National Library Week.
The recognition ceremony will run from 10:45 to 11:40 a.m. in the rotunda of the Ned
R. McWherter Library on the U of M campus.
Speakers will include Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell,
U of M Provost Ralph Faudree, and Dr. Sylverna Ford, dean of University Libraries,
and Student Government Association President Hunter Lang.
Key times during the event are:
11 a.m. Group photo of all U of M library workers
11:15 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Ford
11:20 a.m. Lang on the importance of libraries for students
11:25 a.m. Dr. Faudree on the importance of libraries for faculty
11:30 a.m. Mayor Wharton on the importance of libraries to communities
11:35 a.m. Mayor Luttrell on the importance of library employees
11:40 a.m. Tours of the McWherter Library
Details are available from James Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 901-678-1634.