Library hosts annual week

This week kicks off National Library Week from April 12-18. Every year the librarians and staff host a week full of activities for the library staff and students for all their hard work.

The theme of the celebration this year is “Unlimited possibilities at your library.”

While this is an annual celebration unfortunately did not happen last year at Grambling State University due to an unexpected death of a faulty staff, Maraine Hall, the reference librarian.

“I truly appreciate GSU’s library staff on how they continue to promote the importance and the fundamentals of reading,” said Mariah Lowe, a  music education major. “We have the power to educate ourselves by simply opening a book and reading it. Reading is a beautiful free gift.”

National Library Week is a week of celebration to “show gratitude and appreciation to the librarians and staff for all their help and hard work with the students, other staff members and community,”  said Cecilia Iwala interim director of A.C. Lewis Memorial Library.

“I love our library and the staff that works there.,” said  Khady Camara. “I receive all the help I need every time I go to the library for homework or research. The staff in the library is passionate about their career and helping students.”  

There is also a library contest for undergraduate students. The contest is a test to evaluate the knowledge of the library research resources and service skills.

For more information and requirements, please go to the A.C Memorial Library or contact Iwala at 3368 or

All the following activities will be held in the A.C Memorial Library. Join them for the celebration. For more information, please contact Cecilia Iwala at 3368 or

The week included:

A Proclamation of National Library Week 2015
Free Fine Week: — Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(The Patron that returns 50 or more books that were checked out from the due date of Feb. 28, 2015 or earlier will receive a prize.)
Undergraduates Test of Library Research Knowledge (Contest)
Library Staff Luncheon     
Wednesday was Library Worker’s Appreciation Day and T-Shirt Day

The week concludes with:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Student Activity
2nd Test (Test of Library Research Knowledge) will be held from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Free Fine Week (Books Returned) Ends at 12:30 p.m.