Queens Library and the National Library & Archives of Québec signed an agreement of interlibrary cooperation on October 30, 2010. The agreement will pave the way for the two libraries to share information that will improve library services, assist each other in purchasing international materials, assist each other in providing their communities with services and information in their respective languages.
The agreement was signed by Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante; Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Chair and CEO and Hélène Roussel, Directrice générale, the National Library & Archives of Québec. Monique Charbonneau, Education Adviser at the Québec Government Office in New York, also attended the signing ceremony.
In signing the agreement, Dr. Berthiaume said, "I am very pleased to collaborate with Queens Library, an institution recognized for its innovative approaches in terms of services for new immigrants and teens."
"Innovative partnerships locally and around the world help Queens Library enrich customers' lives. We will be working cooperatively with our colleagues in Québec to enhance the flow of information and materials for library users in both Québec and New York," said Thomas W. Galante.
Queens Library already had cooperative agreements in place with the Shanghai Library, National Library of China, National Library of Korea, The Bibliothèque Publique d'Information, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Mayakovsky Public Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Integrated Care Society in Cairo, Egypt. They have proven to be valuable in providing information to Queens Library's diverse, multicultural customers and also in sharing ideas and "best practices" information with other libraries.
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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec