2016 Presentations

Monday 10 October 2016

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Thursday 13 October 2016

Friday 14 October 2016

17th LIASA Annual Conference Programme

Monday 10 October 2016

Workshop 1: Digital Citizenship: Infrastructure, policies and cyber-security – access, ethics and responsibilities of librarians

Facilitators: Annamarie Goosen and Ina Smith

The literature often refers to digital natives and digital immigrants. Digital immigrants are those that were introduced to digital/computer technology at a later stage in life, while digital natives refer to those librarians and users who were born with a mobile phone in the hand. To be the owner of a digital device does however not necessarily make you a highly competent and responsible digital learner, researcher, librarian or citizen. Without the necessary knowledge on how to use online material in a responsible way, librarians and their users are not able to take advantage of the web and navigate it properly. It also exposes them in many ways, intentionally or unintentionally. And if librarians do not become digital citizens themselves, and fully embrace and integrate technology as part of their daily activities, switching smoothly from one online tool to another, it will result in them not being skilled enough to address the needs of their users, keeping up with the rapid changes in the profession.

Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. It includes nine elements, of which the following: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security. During this highly interactive hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to various tools to help them and their users to fully embrace the technology to support the environment in which they find themselves, and to become responsible downloaders but also uploaders of quality information.

Meet the LIASA Digital Citizens

Workshop 2: Inspiring digital natives to read: the evolution of access to information and the role the library is playing

Facilitator: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Although our everyday lives are surrounded by technology, reading remains an important activity for many reasons. Printed books are still relevant, but in addition to traditional literature, digital resources are more and more used to support reading. A mobile phone or a laptop is just another medium to carry the message contained in a book, and should never be seen as a threat to reading as we know it. It is a medium the children of today are familiar with, and which they use with great ease from a very young age. The LIS Transformation Charter encourages the use of technology in support of the ecosystem approach towards an equal, reading, informed and literate nation. Once a child can read, and know where to find quality reading material, the chances of them becoming lifelong learners are so much higher.

This workshop brings together leaders in digital reading programmes, such as African Story Book, Bookdash, Fundza, the German Library Association, Nalibali and the Goethe Institut mLiteracy Project. The objective of this workshop will be to address ways in which mobile devices can be used to encourage children to read, and to create an awareness among librarians on digital reading material available to encourage children to start doing so from a very young age, and throughout the later years. Many of the digital stories are written by (South) African authors for (South) African children, for readers to easily identify with the events and the characters in the stories. Public/community and school librarians are invited to attend this one day workshop, introducing this new approach to advance reading among the younger citizens in our country.

Workshop 3: Monitoring and evaluation of library resources

Facilitators: Larshan Naicker and Wynand van der Walt

Collection Development and Management remains a key cross-functional activity that depends on sound relationships with the user community and open channels of communication between user services and technical library teams.

Due to the economic downturn, fluctuating exchange rates and 14% VAT on e-resources, academic libraries are currently facing massive financial cutbacks. The resounding impact of this financial cutback has been on the library’s ability to manage its Information Resources budgets and yet still meet the expectation of providing a consistently high level of service. The adoption of a “more with less” mind-set has forced librarians to engage with their user communities and evaluate their subscriptions and collections in a more focused and strategic way.

To remain consistent and a step ahead in providing access to appropriate information and knowledge resources, monitoring and evaluating collections on a regular basis is required. Relevance, usage patterns, and the relatedness to the academic programme are some of the factors to be considered in this evaluation process. This workshop therefore aims to provide a practical user-centred approach in aligning collection development and management activities during this challenging time.

Workshop 4: Community engagement: the importance of networks

Facilitator: Carolyn Williams

To provide a successful and relevant service to your community, the librarian must have knowledge of how to network and where to find resources for networking.  Having a strong network to support your library will enhance the library’s service and the patrons will benefit.  To build trusted relationships in the community the librarians must employ the right communication skills and be familiar with how to locate the library as the trusted community partner.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Newcomers, New members and DAC Grantees session
Annamarie Goosen

Opening Session

Status Report: AfLIA and IFLA-Africa

Sub-plenary: Public Libraries and the development agenda

  • Provincialisation challenges and opportunities
    Lindiwe Magazi

Sub-plenary: Academic Libraries in action: seizing the opportunity

  • Disruption: an opportunity to do things differently
    Ujala Satgoor
  • Being an explorer: seizing opportunities as they arise
    Ina Smith
  • A will to create and promote opportunities: A Director’s perspective
    Vivian Agyei
  • Exposing students to dynamic opportunities
    S Bopape

Poster Session

Exhibition Opening and Welcome cocktail

 Wednesday 12 October 2016

The impact of #feesmustfall on libraries

HELIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 HELIG Executive Committee

SLYSIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 SLYSIG Executive Committee

PACLIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 PACLIG Executive Committee

LiSLIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 LiSLIG Executive Committee

SSIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 SSIG Executive Committee

President’s Round Table

The school library crisis – are the answers blowing in the wind?

  • Introduction of panel / special guest speakers
  • Brief presentations on the key burning issues
  • Questions and Discussion
  • Open mic session – best practice from the floor
  • Conference resolution and closing of the session.

Technology effectiveness in the workplace

Open Publishing: new roles for academic libraries

  • Evaluating the scholarly and judicial impact of peer reviewed South African legal journal
    Solomon Bopape
  • Mapping publication trends by women researchers in the LIS field in South Africa from 2010 – 2015
    Veli Jiyane, W Chilimo and Patrick Ngulube
  • The impact of the ISN process on legal deposit in South Africa: challenges and opportunities
    Magret Kibido, Harry Nkadimeng and K Mojela
  • Scholarly publishing trends at the University of Cape Town: investigating the impact of the open access movement on academics’ publishing habits
    Elizabeth Moll and Jill Claassen
  • Open monographs publishing: a new dawn for African academic libraries in scholarly communications
    Jeremiah Pietersen and Lena Nyahadza

Poster presentations

IGBIS AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 IGBIS Executive Committee

ICTLIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 ICTLIG Executive Committee

RETIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 RETIG Executive Committee

ILLIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Branches
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 ILLIG Executive Committee

MAIG AGM

  • AGM 2015 Minutes
  • Reports:
  • Announcement of 2016 – 2018 MAIG Executive Committee

Libraries and the community: transformation and development

ICT Round Table

  • Introduction of panel and guest speakers
  • Guest presentations
  • Questions and discussions
  • Feedback and suggestions
  • Conference resolution and closing of the session

Evolving user services

In support of research

Towards an Information Literate student

Today’s library professional

Nurturing the next generation professional: Round Table

  • From public to academic librarianship
    Lisa Kistain
  • Leadership skills for new professionals
    Ujala Satgoor

 Thursday 13 October 2016

The South African social media landscape: are you breaking the law?
Emma Sadleir (Attorney & Media Law Specialist) – The speaker was sponsored by Sabinet

Annual General Meeting

Poster presentations

President-Elect’s Round Table

Disruption and Innovation

  • Academic libraries in the midst of the wretched earth: the UFS experience
    Monde Madiba
  • The incarcerated, the visually impaired and the displaced: University of Zimbabwe Library’s 2015 outreach activities in selected communities of Zimbabwe
    Tendai Mataranyika
  • Innovativeness amidst the burning of a multimillion USD Library at Mzuzu University: mayhem, interventions and lessons learned
    Winner Chawinga and Felix Majawa
  • “Open 24 Hours”: Lessons from the North West University Library Service
    S Chizwina, Siviwe Bangani, and Mathew Moyo

DAC Community Library Conditional Grant–Report back

e-Resources

Information Literacy a broader perspective

Directors Meeting with the Council on Higher Education

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Friday 14 October 2016

HELIG Information Literacy Round Table

  • First Year Experience and Information Literacy
  • Responsibility for Information Literacy in postschooling
  • SA information literacy framework

Libraries as desired spaces: design, facilities and services

  • The design, and re-design, of the public library into a contemporary space: a case study of Kuyasa Library and other District 13 libraries
    June Swartz
  • (Re)designing library space: the DUT experience
    Lucille Webster

Adopting Social Media: pros and cons

LIS Education for relevant practice

Technologies, access and copyright

Closing and handover session

  • Awards
  • Book Donations to Schools
  • Outgoing President’s Address
  • Handover to Incoming President
  • Acceptance Speech
  • Introduction of the new Representative Council
  • Photo Collage
  • Closure

 

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