18th LIASA Annual Conference 2017 "Re-envisioning the role of Library and Information Services"

SALW 2017

South African Library Week 2017 is around the corner ...

SALW 2017 will be celebrated from 18 - 25 March 2017.

See what is happening around the country and share with us what you have planned for SALW 2017.

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Industry Vacancies

The LIS is a dynamic environment, and so are the people working within this environment. One of the key reasons why people should consider changing jobs is to enhance their careers. At the same time, one needs to be constantly exposed to new environments, and also bring new perspectives to existing environments for innovation to occur.

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LIASA Professional Body Status

LIASA is the SAQA approved professional body for librarians in South Africa. Visit this page for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Passover Greetings

Dear Colleagues The 11th of April 2017 heralds the start of one of the most important Jewish festivals: Passover or Pesach in Hebrew, and is considered one of the most important observances in Judaism which celebrates the exodus of the ancient Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. The “passing over” refers to the way in

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LIASA-in-Touch Editor

Dear LIASA colleagues We express our sincerest thanks to outgoing editor of the LIASA-in-Touch (LIT) magazine Ms Nohra Moerat, who has managed this key part of the Association’s communication infrastructure with great professionalism, attention to detail and the highest dedication. She brought to bear her professional experience as well as insights from her terms of

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IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation Grants

IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation Grants                  It is our great pleasure to announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017 has made available funds to provide support for 20 delegates to attend IFLA WLIC 2017 by waiving their registration fee. Priority is given to those applicants: who are a first time

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Final Reminder: Call for Input (deadline 11 Jan 2017): Competency Framework: Librarian – Municipal Staff Regulations (Government Gazette no. 40293 of 23 Sep 2016)

Call for Input Due date: 11 January 2017 The Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the Municipal Staff Regulations (Government Gazette no. 40293 of 23 Sep 2016), include a Competency Framework for the positions of Library Assistant, Librarian, Junior-, Senior- and Principal Librarians: http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/40293_23-9_NationalGovernment.pdf) The competency frameworks are attached as Annexure A (as from page

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South African Book Fair 2017

Hot of the Press National Book Week (NBW) is the most recognized brand for reading promotion initiatives in the country, based on extensive market research into book reading in 2016*. Its primary aim is to promote reading to new, underserved markets. The South African Book Fair (SABF) will now be incorporated into NBW, leading to

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Reminder: Early Bird fee for 2017 Membership

  Please be reminded to renew your membership and take advantage of the cheapest fee. As an  Early Bird you receive a 5% discount on 2017 membership fees by paying the 2016 price. This offer is available only up to 31 December 2016. Be a ‘proudly LIASA 2017’ member and register/Renew your membership online through this link. Payment rates:  (Note: Payment

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