Libraries NI and The University of the Third Age have announced the signing of a partnership agreement.
Irene Knox, Chief Executive, Libraries NI, said:
“Libraries NI is delighted to have formed a partnership with the University of the Third Age which will widen access to learning and information and hopefully encourage and increase library use. Lifelong learning has been a guiding principle of our library service and we share this ethos with University of the Third Age”
Libraries NI has entered this agreement to support its role in information provision, to increase library use and to raise the profile of libraries as learning environments.
U3A NI Region is enthusiastic about working closely with Libraries NI to advance the concept of lifelong learning in the particular area of non-formal education as well as in formal and informal learning.
These shared goals have made creating a partnership agreement a natural and mutually beneficial progression.
Included in the photo at the signing of the partnership agreement, in the newly refurbished Ormeau Road Library:
- William Devlin, U3A Region, Designated Representative
- Valerie Nicholson, Adult Learning Services Manager, Libraries NI
- Helen Osborn, Director of Library Services, Libraries NI.