SLYSIG is cooperating with Equal Education in a national campaign for school libraries. Equal Education is a NPO working for quality and equality in South African education. The campaign aims at raising the quality of education above that of the past fifteen years.

As the Library and Information Services (LIS) Transformation Charter[1] has shown, libraries are essential for the delivery of quality education. This campaign continues and aims to ensure that all schools in South Africa have a functioning school library. The slogan is 1 school 1 library 1 librarian.

Walk for School Libraries on 26 March 2010

As part of the campaign, learners, parents, teachers and community members will participate in a peaceful walk in Pretoria during the SA Library Week of LIASA. We will gather from 12:00 noon on 26 March at Church Square. From there we will proceed to the Union Buildings where we intend handing over a Memorandum, calling for a National Policy on School Libraries.

We would like to invite all our LIASA members to join us in our Campaign for School Libraries.

This is our campaign! Please support SLYSIG & Equal Education.

Yours in Quality and Equal Education.

Mona Niemand

Chair: SLYSIG

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