The first Provincial Public Library Sector Plan for Saskatchewan has been completed. This is a significant step forward for the government, which in 2018 proposed significant cuts to library funding. After the public railed against the proposed cuts at the time, the government reversed course and admitted the cuts were a mistake.
This current plan was developed with input from Saskatchewan's 11 public library systems, totaling over 300 branches. The plan will help libraries and the Ministry of Education work together to meet Saskatchewan residents' needs now and in the future.
The Plan consists of five main priorities:
Set up library systems that support current services and encourage expansion.
Prepare for technological changes that will make library services better and give residents more resources.
Work with Indigenous peoples to help build library services and programs that are fair.
Contribute to the literacy development of all Saskatchewan citizens.
Develop infrastructure to create accessible and welcoming community spaces.
The Public Library Sector Plan was developed with input from Saskatchewan residents and Saskatchewan public library systems. The Public Library Sector Plan can be found at the following link: https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/api/v1/products/115607/formats/131272/download
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