Chester Fritz Library Updates

News and notes from UND's Chester Fritz Library

April 12-18 is National Library Week

DSC_3495-02cThe week of April 12-18 is National Library Week. The CFL staff is celebrating the week with several events. We invite you to join us.

On Tuesday, April 14 is National Library Workers Day. This is a day to recognize the contributions of all library workers. At 10:30 am Library Staff will be serving cake in the lobby. Come meet some of the many library workers, students, professionals, and full-time staff who provide you with library services.

“Library Use and Student Success” is the title of a presentation on Wednesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library. Shane Nackerud, a librarian and technology lead at the University of Minnesota, will present research findings which show a positive correlation between student use of library resources, student retention, and ultimate success in graduation. Mr. Nackerud will offer suggestions that can be applied to UND’s own retention initiatives.

Celebrate Young Adult Literature Day on Thursday, April 16. This day is aimed at raising awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s young adults. Library staff will be in the lobby from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to provide reading advice and demonstrate how to use NoveList to find recommended books. Visit our Young Adult and Popular reading Collection located in the Reading Room and read a book.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.