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Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy

14 March 2014 No Comment

South African Library Week (SALW) 2014 will be 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.
Libraries are desired spaces for connecting people to each other, learning resources, communities, government, the world and the environment.
This theme also speaks to Social media which is widely used by libraries globally for marketing, communication with various user groups and outreach.
The theme provides us with an opportunity to reach out to those who are unaware of how libraries have embraced technology to enhance access and learning.
So, to the “Born Frees,” born in 1994 and voting for the first time in the 2014 national elections, and all those who belong to Generation C (connected digital natives & techno-savvy), it is definitely cool to check in @ your library!
In celebrating this theme, library workers across South Africa have been requested to identify the top twenty South African books published during these 20 years that reflect South African life by South Africans.
It must be written by a South African author in one of our official languages and must be published for the first time between 1994 and 2014.
The Librarian’s Choice should be available to all when they “check in” at their libraries!
For a list of your nearest library visit the website www.tshwane.gov.za.

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