Title: Celebrating 100 years of public library service: a historical perspective of the National Library of Guyana
Source: Stabroek News
Date Published: May 14, 2009
The article provides information about the role and work of the National Library of Guyana, which also serves as the public library for Guyana. Also covered are some historical milestones and key developments in the role and work of the National Library as well as some of the challenges faced.
This is the second article in a two-part series that gives a historical perspective of the development of the Public Library Service in Guyana. The first installment looked at the emergence and development of the public library service in Guyana up to 1959. This article will discuss the rural library service, the library as a social and cultural entity, library education, the work of the Public/National Library service as embodied in the Act of 1972 and the challenges facing the National Library as it celebrates 100 years of service to the Guyanese community.