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Strategic outcomes

LIBRARY and information services is responsible for delivering library and information services to the residents of the City of Johannesburg. It plays a key-role in conforming to the developmental role of the City and contributes to the reading, learning and skills development of all its residents and has positioned itself to address the social, economic and cultural challenges facing the City’s communities.

In this regard, library and information services has identified the following medium to long-term outcomes:

  •     Library resources and services which include the provision of relevant information, lending and reference services, collection and facilities development and management and electronic information services
  •     Provision of literacy / numeracy facilities and services with computer based training programmes
  •     Early Childhood Development facilities and services where reading promotion programmes (Ready to Read) and family literacy programmes are prioritised
  •     Educational support services, such as science and technology awareness projects and campaigns (Psyched for Science) and school project support services and facilities as well as reading development programmes (Battle of the Books and Story Skirmish)
  •     Youth empowerment and life skills facilities through the development and implementation of career guidance services, reading development programmes and projects that support livelihood efforts (Business Information Centres)
     


Strategic objective

The aim of libraries and information services is to provide access and exposure so that a culture of reading and learning is promoted.

Literacy is something that has a positive effect throughout South African society and has been identified as being of particular importance.

Children have been earmarked for special attention. The aim is to have comprehensive children’s services in all libraries in disadvantaged areas.

 


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