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It's National Library Week and today is National Library Outreach Day!

by Liz Teoli-Thomason on 2024-04-10T07:45:00-07:00 in Education, Library & College Resources, News, Research Skills, Social Sciences, Writing, Communication, & Literature | 0 Comments

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National Library Outreach Day

National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day) celebrates library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are. Whether it's a bookmobile stop at the local elementary school, services provided to community homes, or library pop-ups at community gatherings, these services are essential to the community. Each year, National Library Outreach Day is celebrated on Wednesday of National Library Week. In 2024, National Library Outreach Day will be April 10. 

National Library Outreach Day is an opportunity for library advocates to make their support known—through thanking library staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders.

National Library Outreach Day is coordinated by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

-American Library Association

red arrow and circle outlining where to find the chat feature on the library website and within Canvas

Library outreach at a Community College looks different than it may at a public library. We may not operate a bookmobile, but we offer a variety of services beyond traditional library services. For example, did you know that we offer a digital chat service? You can reach library staff via the library website, your Canvas course shell, or text (541-835-8146, standard text-messaging rates apply)! After hours? The library participates in a 24/7 statewide cooperative chat, Answerland, to provide service when we're not at the library.

We also offer library instruction sessions in your classroom! UCC professors can use the Library Instruction Request form to book a classroom session with me, the Library Director. Sessions can be customized to each class and cover any number of topics.


Are there other ways that you think the UCC Library can provide Outreach to UCC students? Let us know by filling out the Library Suggestions/Feedback form here or in the building!



Liz Teoli-Thomason | Library Director
Umpqua Community College

(she, her, hers)



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