March 27, 2017

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation

From the CBC:

Saskatoon is now home to what is believed to be the first library space in the province permanently dedicated to reconciliation.2016-11-21_12-59-332016-11-21_12-59-51

Today, Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library will launch the Read for Reconciliation area. The space will include a full set of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports, as well as numerous books about Canada’s history of residential schools.
Eugene Arcand, a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Indian Residential School Survivor Committee, thinks the area could be precedent-setting.

“It feels great,” Arcand told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning. “It’s an incredible gesture of reconciliation.”

The idea for the space sprouted when Arcand donated his set of commission reports to the library and suggested a corner dedicated to reconciliation.

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Learn More, Visit the Read for Reconciliation Webpage

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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