National Library Week 2022: Connect with Your Library

Molly Shannon is quoted as the chair for national library week
March 28, 2022

About National Library Week
April 3-9, 2022 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas and classes, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other.

To celebrate this year’s theme of connecting with your library, we are highlighting assistance our librarians provide. NDSU Librarians have expertise that allows them to connect with the campus community and support their research needs.

Meet with your Librarian
NDSU students, faculty, and staff have access to a librarian who specializes in their field. Your librarian can provide personalized research assistance, direct you to the best resources, and help you evaluate them. They can meet with you in person or remotely, via zoom, phone, or email. Check out the list of librarians to see who fits your field of study, and reach out with a question or to set up an appointment!

Reference Desk
The Reference Desk is located in the Main Library, near the computer clusters. Staff support is available during Reference Desk hours to answer any questions you may have to help you succeed.

Chat Service
Need help right away? Our popular chat service is available on our website to assist you from anywhere. Get quick answers to questions about library resources, access to materials, or even just about operating hours. The Ask a Librarian chat box is located on the bottom right corner of the Libraries' website. The chat service is available during Reference Desk hours

Other Services
For an overview of other library services, please visit here.


In honor of National Library Week and staying connected, NDSU Libraries will be giving away prizes including NDSU Bookstore gift cards, JBL headphones, a JBL speaker, portable chargers, a YETI® tumbler, and more! Giveaways will be done both at the Main Library and on Instagram during National Library Week. Follow us on Instagram @ndsulibrary and stop by the Main Library for a chance to win April 4-8, 2022. 


On Instagram:

  • There will be one giveaway, open Monday, April 4 at 9am until Friday, April 8 at 12pm.
  • Limit two Instagram entries per person–one for a comment and one for tagging a friend on the post.
  • A winner will be selected at random and notified via Instagram direct message from NDSU Libraries on April 8.

At the Main Library:

  • There will be three giveaways, open Monday, April 4 at 9am until Friday, April 8 at 12pm. 
  • Stop by the table in the Main Library and fill out an entry form. 
  • Limit one entry per student, per prize.
  • Winners will be selected at random and notified via email on April 8. 

Other rules:
Must be a current NDSU student to qualify. Must have a valid NDSU student email address and student ID number. Winners must be able to pick up and sign for their prize at the Main Library Circulation Desk by April 22, 2022.