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Library is wealth

Priya Chand
Friday, December 14, 2012

IN a society where technology has a growing impact on how people act, think and share, it is important to work harder at emphasising the importance of libraries.

Speaking at the Fiji Library Association's mini-symposium and annual general meeting in Suva, the Information permanent secretary Sharon Smith-Johns, said despite the work undertaken to emphasise the importance of libraries the world over, more needed to be done.

She said it was exciting to work in a profession in which she could equally contribute towards the growth and development of communities.

"My personal interest in the work that you do is also strengthened by government's own pursuit of making libraries accessible to all citizens. Our commitment is identical to the theme of this conference where knowledge produces empowerment and where empowerment leads to opportunities."

While that role and its importance was fairly understandable to everyone, Ms Smith-Johns said it was less appreciated by some.

"All of us play an important role in shaping the minds of future generations and we must never forget how important that role is and how crucial it is to the development of this country," she said.





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