Canadian Library Month Begins Today
This year’s theme, Libraries Connect/Bibliothèques Branchées, is a great reminder of just how essential libraries are in the interconnected world in which we live. Libraries are at the centre of Canadian communities, providing a public space for people to meet, learn, connect and grow. From coast to coast to coast, libraries help direct the flow of information and resources. They are places of endless opportunity and provide Canadians with equitable access to library resources.
Every day, year round, libraries across the country are committed to expanding and developing their resources in order to link patrons with the services they need and foster connections between people, ideas and communities. Print collections, reference services, public programmes, downloadable books, music, movies, Internet access, electronic databases, eReaders, gaming and social media are just some of the services libraries offer to help people find what they need.
Canadian libraries, including public, academic, school and special libraries, make an enormous contribution to the personal, professional, academic and creative growth of Canadians. As well, Library and Archives Canada, the country’s national library, collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage.
Let’s all celebrate Canadian Library Month in October 2012 because… Libraries Connect!
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.