"Directions" is a ready reference tool aimed at studentsand researchers, business and professional people, and anyone with aninterest in discovering the range of resources and services offeredby Manitoba's more than 170 libraries and information centers.
The directory section gives a brief description of every public,academic and special library in Manitoba, including information abouttypes of materials collected, special collections and services, andaccessibility to the public.
The second part of "Directions" features originalarticles, photographs and maps that explore the past, present andfuture of libraries and information centres in Manitoba.
About the authors
Donna Strike is an adult educator and writer whose background includes careers as a professional librarian in public and academic libraries and as an instructor at university and community colleges.
Carol Shields was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1935 and moved to Canada, at the age of 22, after studying at the University of Exeter in England and the University of Ottawa. She was the author of over 20 books, including plays, poetry, essays, short fiction, novels, a work of criticism on Susanna Moodie, and a biography of Jane Austen. Her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries won the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the American Book Critics' Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. It was also a runner up for the Booker Prize, bringing her an international following. Larry's Party (also available from BTC Audiobooks) won England's Orange Prize, given to the best book by a woman writer in the English-speaking world. Carol Shields died in July 2003 in Victoria after a long struggle with cancer.