South African Library Week: 15 – 22 March 2014

Theme: Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: check in @ your library

South African Library Week (SALW) 2014 is being celebrated from 17-23 March 2014 with the theme Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: check in @ your library

In 2014 South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and this theme serves as an opportunity to focus attention on:

  • Celebrating the role of libraries in strengthening South African democracy
  • Highlighting how libraries are making the right to freedom of access to information, as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, a reality
  • Enhancing nation building and community development by opening the doors of learning to all
  • Showcasing libraries as desired spaces for:
         *  connecting people to each other, learning resources, communities, government, the world and the environment  
         *  advancing literacy through the intellectual and aesthetic development of all ages
         *  providing access to global knowledge and information in different formats to advance research and create new knowledge         
         *  fostering a spirit of enquiry and desire for lifelong learning
         *  challenging one’s own beliefs and inculcating a respect for diverse beliefs, opinions and views  all
         *  contributing towards the development of an informed nation, and South Africa becoming an information society

More information

Chipo Msengezi                        ITOCA

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