Canadian Library Week – October 17-24

UNB Libraries is celebrating Canadian Library Week 2005 from October 17-24.

The idea for a week dedicated to library and information services in Canada was developed by provincial and territorial library partners from across the country to help raise awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in our local communities.

This year’s theme “Lifelong Libraries: Discover Us” focuses on the lifelong contribution all libraries make to both individuals in a community and the community itself.

For an individual, libraries help provide a broad range of information and ideas regardless of one’s age, religion, social status, race, gender or language. Libraries connect directly with the 21 million Canadians who are members and regular users of at least one library.

University libraries also make a significant contribution to furthering knowledge by providing highly specialized resources which are vital to the research interests of all students and faculty.

On a larger scale, the progress Canadian libraries are making toward maintaining the history and culture of our communities, our nation and civilization is immeasurable.

Further information about the Canadian Library Association and its programs and services is available on the CLA web site: www.cla.ca.

Drop by and join in the week-long celebration at any Canadian library!