A new space dedicated to business and employment services opened today in the foyer of Gorey Library and Civic Centre as part of national Work Matters at the Library Service.
The official opening was performed by Cllr Pip Breen, deputising on behalf of An Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Keith Doyle, who said that “Work Matters at the Library is a national service available from all 330 public libraries.
“The library service supporting businesses and employment in communities is one of the central themes in the present public library strategy, ‘Our Public Libraries 2022’, whereby libraries Are identified as having a key role in supporting people seeking employment, a career change and becoming entrepreneurs,” stated Cllr Breen.
He added that the service offers four key elements; Infrastructure, Information, Expertise and Events.
Wexford County Council Public Library Service participated in two pilot phases from September 2015 to April 2017. Cllr Breen said; “These two pilots identified a clear need for provision of these services via the public library, investigated who would most benefit from these services and established the core service offering.”
In conclusion, Cllr Breen, speaking on behalf of Wexford County Council, said: “I would like to encourage you to continue to come here often, use the facility and avail of the research expertise of library staff. Gorey Library and the network of branch libraries throughout the county have friendly welcoming staff, who are information professionals that can help with your information needs and point you in the direction of local support services for business and employment.”
Following the launch and some refreshments Mintel Ireland presented a Work Matters talk on ‘Events Tourism in Ireland’ in Gorey Library and made a similar presentation tonight in Wexford Library.
Dearbhla Ni Laighin, Executive Librarian and Manager of Gorey Library, made everybody welcome and acted as master of ceremonies for the pleasant afternoon event.