by Neval Auguste
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College recently held a ceremony to announce the completion and the official opening of the Derek Walcott Library.
As part of the proceedings, Librarian at the Hunter J. François Library and Master of Ceremonies, Kathy Birch-McDiamed, spoke of how the two Nobel Laureates utilized all of the services that libraries had to offer.
She pointed out the connection between their achievements and the academic establishments, thus encouraging individuals to use the opportunities afforded to them by libraries.
“They became Nobel Laureates by utilizing those libraries. Let us preserve and protect that legacy through these very important institutions we call libraries. Libraries are critical in consolidating that very legacy we speak of today,” she said.
The Derek Walcott Library houses a collection of books and literary pieces written by and about Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott.
Most of the pieces were from his own personal collection and were donated to the school by his partner, Sigrid Nama. The library is situated on the grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
SOURCE: Government Information Service