The Projects of Saint-Jérôme : animation on a large scale

The Science section of Saint-Jérôme (University library of Aix-Marseille) has adopted a cultural integration policy inside the university and locally, finding a natural extension of its usual library actions in animation. The section is working with associations for scientific popularization, often introducing exhibitions and participating in various actions (symposiums, periodicals). For the author, such a trend comes within the framework of a policy : the university libraries should be a gathering place, a forum for subjects, which allows meetings and exchanges with academics, researchers and teachers in all disciplines. They should be opened to the non-academic public, in order to play a part which complements the municipal libraries. The staff is welcoming that policy and wishing to be more and more involved in it.