Celebrating Library Week In Saskatchewan

Learning Minister Andrew Thomson helped launch Library Week 2005 today at the
Legislative Library. The focus is Libraries Online, a promotional campaign
highlighting online services provided by Saskatchewan libraries.

“Libraries support cultural development and provide equitable access to global
information and knowledge,” Thomson said. “We see this in the services made
available by innovative partnerships in Saskatchewan’s library community to
improve access to library resources through online services.”

Library Week 2005 is being celebrated Oct. 17th–23rd with various public
activities in libraries across the province that demonstrate the quality of
Saskatchewan libraries. This year’s theme is Rediscover Saskatchewan @ your
library, to commemorate Saskatchewan’s Centennial and to emphasize the
promotional campaign for online services. Online magazines, journals,
newspapers, library catalogues and the “Ask a Librarian” service are available
from online, allowing users to access library resources from the convenience
of their home or workplace.

“Saskatchewan libraries play an important role in literacy development and
strong literacy skills are the foundation of lifelong learning,” Thomson said.
“Literacy skills make it possible for people to participate successfully in
the labour market and to create a better quality of life for themselves and
their families.”