CUPE Quebec’s Library Workers Committee launched a video to highlight members who work in municipal, school, college and university libraries.

Whether they are librarians, documentation technicians or clerks, these people do important work, but this work is not well known to the general public or other members of CUPE Quebec.

Technological advances have definitively transformed the way libraries function, and the tasks of library workers.

Libraries have become places that promote literacy, an essential skill for accessing the labour market. In addition, they help break the cycle of poverty and isolation by - among other things - providing free Internet access for the less fortunate.

Today, libraries are threatened by numerous budget cuts and automation. More and more library workers are facing precarious employment.

At the 2017 CUPE Quebec convention a resolution was passed to create an ad hoc committee to publicize the reality of staff working in different types of libraries.

To access the CUPE Library Workers Committee video, CLICK HERE. (video is in French only)