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Celebrate South African Library Week From 13 – 21 March 2015: “Libraries Connect People to Each Other”

Libraries have always been a safe space where members of a community can get together to read, socialise and reconnect.

The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) recently announced that the annual South African Library Week (SALW) will take place from 14 to 21 March 2015.

South African Library Week 2015

The theme of this year’s SALW is “Connect @ your library”, which “resonates with the belief that libraries connect people to each other”.

The national launch will take place on Friday, 13 March, at the Centre for the Book in Cape Town.

Event Details

The aim of the week is to encourage library practitioners to engage with each other and to raise awareness of the value of libraries as a “one-stop, socially inclusive space”. SALW 2015 is being organised in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and South African Library for the Blind.

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Libraries must take the lead in being active community partners towards developing an informed and educated nation. This means providing access to information about health & hygiene, economic empowerment, poverty eradication and education in desired spaces that foster lifelong learning and knowledge exchange. This is further enhanced by skilled and proficient library staff who connect their communities to relevant and appropriate information & knowledge resources, emerging technologies, as well as dynamic and innovative programmes & services for personal and community development.


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