Library Week 2010 to be celebrated from May 10-14

The Roseau Public Library. Photo credit:

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers nationwide.

This year the National Documentation Centre, a special library within Dominica’s Library and Information Service that provides information to inform decision making embraces the theme Come! Explore and Discover and will celebrate its first Library Week from May 10 – 14.

The Centre’s staff will engage in activities such as introductory tours, demonstrations, talks and discussions geared at bringing people into the Centre for sensitization sessions focused on raising awareness and promoting the benefits of its services.

The week will open with an ‘Open day’ in which the Minister for Education and other Senior Managers of the Ministry of Education, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Departments and other Pubic Officers are expected to tour the Centre, meet staff, be informed on functions and services and participate in demonstrative sessions of the Centre’s electronic database.

On Tuesday 11th, dubbed ‘School Tuesday’ the Centre will host students of the Nehemiah Comprehensive.  On Wednesday and Friday officers from special libraries and information units within the public service such as Agricultural Division, Gender Affairs, Forestry, Cultural Division and Legal Affairs, will engage in activities to make them more knowledgeable about the Centre’s functions and services and to assist in improving information service provision.

For “Career Day” Thursday 13th, the Centre takes an audit and looks at the information professional.  Librarians and other library workers from public, academic and special libraries, information and communication units and resource centers island wide will gather to discuss developments within the profession and place emphasis on information sharing and networking.

The National Documentation Centre expects Library Week 2010 will provide an opportunity to inform on its service offerings and serve as a platform to foster an environment for information sharing and learning.

– National Documentation Centre

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  1. ListeningEar
    May 5, 2010

    Wow! Same library. I am happy in a sense that the library has not changed. It brings back so many childhood memories. In the meantime while it still remains at the same location and the same building, my kids can experience a piece of Dominican History while it last.

    Let appreciate what we have and make the best of it.

  2. DA4LYFE
    May 4, 2010

    Roseau library look the same.lolol..We need to upgrade our library in Roseau and make it into museum I’m sure it’s been there for AWHILE now..


  3. de caribbean change
    May 4, 2010

    I would hope that the Government of Dominica, one day, finds the necessary funds to build a state-of-the-art public library at the same location replacing the archaic wooden building. This is the same old library that once housed “WIBS in Dominica”. Come on Mr. PM, DON’T LET ME DOWN. Let’s find the money to build something new and nice and make Roseau the capital of the OECS.

  4. Monti
    May 4, 2010

    The library from the ‘outside’ has not changed a bit – same old library from my school days which was like over 15 years ago. Uhm…. it needs to change with time. I wonder how many school students utilize this facility with internet at their fingertips. Do they have computer rooms or educational classes for all ages etc. Perhaps thats something that the Gov’t or appropriate authority could look into.
    It needs an upgrade…. thats just my 2cents.

    • NIKE
      May 4, 2010

      I felt the same way, but if you realised it has been totally refurbished but the architecture was kept in tack.

      The design helps protect it from hurricane winds, given its close proximity to the sea and keeps it kool. Come to think of it having had so many hurricanes the library never really got damage. For true!!

      But it would be nice to see something bigger in that spot.

    • DA4LYFE
      May 4, 2010

      I concur, but you have to understand mediocrity is the norm in Dominica…so such is life

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