The Hunter J. Francois Library of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), celebrated National Library Week from April 3-9, under the theme “Connect with Your Library”. The theme promotes the idea that libraries provide opportunities for persons to connect with each other, utilize technology, access information, share ideas, and explore the vast array of information available.
The theme is an explicit call to action; an invitation for everyone to join, visit and support their libraries. In joining this call, on 13th May 2022, during the culmination ceremony of the week of activities, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Saint Lucia Office made a book donation of 32 books on a cross-section of literature ranging from Japanese history and development to Japanese culture, fiction and wellbeing. Mr. Cletus Springer, Chair of the SALCC Board, expressed his sincere gratitude and deep appreciation for the donation of the books by JICA. SALCC Librarian, Kathy Birch McDiarmed, noted that resources such as this donation further expand the scope of the offerings of the Library and are essential in its service delivery to enhance students’ academic success.
Mr. Hiroyasu Tonokawa, Chief Representative of JICA Saint Lucia addressed attendees of the work of JICA in Saint Lucia and his excitement about JICA’s collaborations with the SALCC.
JICA Saint Lucia has made a commitment to support institutions that foster educational development in Saint Lucia and looks forward to a continued and mutually beneficial relationship with the SALCC.