According to the promotional material from the American Library Association there are more public libraries in the United States than McDonald's. Public library cardholders outnumber Amazon customers 5 to 1. Yet we spend more than three times as much on salty snacks as we do on public libraries and seven times as much money on home video games as on school library materials for children.
And Tuesday the 20th is National Library Workers Day. The message is "Libraries Work Because We Do"
Thompson-Gale, a major print and online reference publisher, is offering free access to some 24 of their normally very expensive databases for this one week. This includes LegalTracTM. So bubble up all the arcane reference questions that you have been storing and start searching.Posted by library at April 18, 2004 09:48 AM