Texas Gov. Abbott Officially Declares October 1-7, Power Up at Your Library Week

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TEXAS – On July 21, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a certificate officially declaring October 1-7, 2017 as Power Up at Your Library Week (Power Up Week). As a part of Power Up Week all types of libraries statewide are invited to showcase innovation, creative programming, and dynamic leadership by organizing events geared to promote technology, innovation, creativity, and literacy in their respective communities.

A dedicated Ideas Shared webpage is available for event planning, and the 2017 Power Up Toolkit offers programming ideas encouraging libraries to partner with dignitaries, stakeholders, community members, staff, students, and networks to promote the power of libraries. Once an event has been established during October 1-7, librarians are encouraged to officially register and complete a short form about their Power Up Week events.

Libraries support learning, research, business and entrepreneurship, innovation, workforce development, community inclusion, and much more. Texas libraries have been at the forefront of helping small business owners and entrepreneurs develop their enterprises. Today’s college and university libraries offer students, faculty, and researchers access to the quality materials needed for innovation. Libraries also provide critical support to help people find jobs, build career skills, and prepare for today’s challenging and changing workforce landscape. Texas libraries provide a forum and means for people to come together, learn, and tackle today’s most difficult social questions while continuing their work promoting literacy and lifelong learning.

Additional Resources:
Powered Libraries website: www.poweredlibraries.org
Power Up at Your Library Week Schedule: http://www.poweredlibraries.org/power-up-week/
Power Up Toolkit
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Poweredlibraries
Twitter: https://twitter.com/poweredlibrary

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About the Campaign
Power Up at Your Library Week is part of the Ideas Powered: It’s What We Do (Powered Libraries) campaign, which seeks to broaden the public awareness of innovative library services to the public. For more information about the Powered Libraries initiative, which was launched by the Texas Library Association in early 2016. Follow the campaign on social media through the hashtag #poweredlibraries or visit www.poweredlibraries.org.

About the Texas Library Association
TLA is the largest state library association in the country with almost 7,000 members who work in public, school, academic, and special libraries and who support educational institutions. TLA offers a wide range of services, including advocacy, continuing education, research, and public relations. To learn more about TLA, visit www.txla.org or call 512-328-1518.

Created on Jul 25, 2017 | Last updated July 26, 2017