18th LIASA Annual Conference – Programme

Programme – 1st Draft (24 July 2017)

* This is not the final programme.  More accepted papers are still to be added to the programme.

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Saturday 30 September 2017

11:00 – 18:00 EXCO Meeting Prague Boardroom

Sunday 01 October 2017

08:00 – 10:30 EXCO Meeting Prague Boardroom
10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 18:00 Representative Council Meeting Marco Polo

Monday 02 October 2017

08:30 – 10:00 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration (only)
10:00 – 12:00 User Experience Library Carpentry Conference Presentation Skills The Library as Space Writing and Self-publishing Marketing and Advocacy
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break and Networking
13:00 – 17:00 User Experience (Cont) Library Carpentry (Cont) Conference Presentation Skills (Cont) The Library as Space (Cont) Writing and Self-Publishing (Cont) Marketing and Advocacy (Cont)

Tuesday 03 October 2017

08:30 – 09:30 Newcomers and New Members Session Session Chairs Briefing (By invitation only)
09:30 – 10:00 Tea Break and Networking
10:00 – 12:00 Opening Session (Please be seated by 10:00)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break and Networking
13:00 – 15:00 LIASA: Celebrating 20 years of dynamic leadership

Growing older with LIASA: a microcosm of ‘radical transformation’ – Clare Walker

15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break and Networking
15:30 – 16:30 LIS Policy Feedback Changing Technology 

  • Library Services to distance education students: dealing with the challenges
  • A study of the self-reported readiness of undergraduate first-year students at UNISA
  • Honing a digital solution for a digital generation: taking the next step –  a case study


 Changing Faces 

  • Knowledge and skills competence for humanities librarians supporting postgraduate students
  • Evolving librarian: bitten by the techno bug
  • The Librarian’s competency index in an ODL environment: the case of UNISA (TBC)
16:30 – 17:30   Changing Faces

  • Academic integration of libraries at University of Technologies in South Africa
  • The engaged and embedded librarian: creating a healthy future with UKZN students and academics based at the KwaZulu-Natal hospitals
  • Embedding library training into the Research Methodology module of programmes: a case study at the University of the Free State (TBC)
Changing Spaces

  • Collaborative learning spaces: repurposing of the UCT Libraries Learning Lounge (TBC)
  • Reimagining TUT campus libraries – a project unfolding (TBC)
  • Repurposing of library spaces – weeding the collection



MAIG Round Table
17:30 – 21:30 Welcome cocktail, Exhibition opening and Introduction of the Librarian of the Year finalists

Wednesday 04 October 2017      

08:30 – 09:30 User Experiences in the Library  – Andy Priestner
09:30 – 10:00 Tea Break and Networking
10:00 – 11:00 President’s Round Table
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break and Networking
13:00 – 14:00 LIASA: Professional Body for the LIS sector –  the way forward
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break and Networking
15:30 – 16:30 DAC Conditional Grant – a review of the past year Changing Faces

  • The re-imagining of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Library and Information Services (LIS) for the 21st century: the journey
  • Navigating diversity and inclusivity maze at the UFS academic library: a manager’s perspective
  • Unpacking the emerging and alternative LIS roles and functions of the 21st century academic librarian

  • The role of libraries in the National Development Plan – Vision 2030
  • An exploratory study of the impediments to utilisation of public library services for rural community development (TBC)
  • De-colonising the library collection in Zimbabwe: exploring selected municipality libraries in Harare (TBC)





Changing Technology

  • A preliminary analysis on open access publishing at the University of Zululand
  • Rethink sharing, reinvent dissemination: reflections on repositories of institutional knowledge
  • Research Data Management awareness and knowledge among UFS LIS management and information librarians with a view to establish RDM support services at the UFS




HELIG Round Table
16:30 – 17:30 Changing Spaces

  • Re-designing library spaces to meet the needs of millennials: the balance between socialising and collaborative  learning in the North-West University (NWU) Information Commons
  • Space planning in libraries: for students, by students (TBC)
  • The 21st century university library as a place for learning, meeting and sharing experiences







President-Elect’s Round Table Changing Faces and Changing Places

  • Enhancing teaching and learning through interactive Information Literacy tools
  • Factors that influence knowledge management systems to improve transfer in local government: a case study of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
  • Re-envisioning library opening hours: University of the Western Cape Library 24/7 pilot study

Thursday 05 October 2017      

08:30 – 09:30 Plenary Speaker (TBC)
09:30 – 10:00 Tea Break and Networking
10:00 – 13:00 Annual General Meeting
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break and Networking
14:00 – 15:00 Changing Spaces

  • An analysis of Interlending services: a case study of the North West University
  • Impact of the re-envisioned academic library on Interlibrary Loan  services: the case of the Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria
  • Setting sail into uncharted waters








Changing Technology

  • Preparing UCT Libraries for Research Data Services: the role of digital curation in supporting appropriate software technologies and services for RDM
  • From place to space: creating seamless access to e-books at the University of the Free State Library and Information Services (TBC)
  • Impact of internet use on the utilisation of the Library Information Resources








Changing Faces

  • 21st century competencies for librarians’ personal and interpersonal skills required for survival in the library environment
  • Re-envisioning the role of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Library and Information Services in ECD through an information seeking behaviour study
  • Status Quo of staffing in Western Cape public libraries (TBC)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break and Networking
15:30 – 16:30 PACLIG Round Table Changing Faces

  • Branching out: the librarian as educator (TBC)
  • Developing potential library clients from basic education / school level
  • Promoting a reading culture in Zimbabwean rural schools: a case study of Mavhurazi Primary School




Changing Technology

  • Starting new conversations! The role of Twitter in Academic Libraries and Academia (TBC)
  • Essential qualities for success: bibliographic records in the digital world
  • Presentation to be confirmed
16:30 – 17:30 Changing Faces

  • Presentation to be confirmed
  • Evolving roles of academic libraries in Kenya: a case study of Mount Kenya University
  • Presentation to be confirmed
ILLIG Round Table
19:00 – 23:59 Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

Friday 06 October 2017

08:30 – 09:30 Plenary Speaker (TBC)
09:30 – 10:00 Tea Break and Networking
10:00 – 12:00 Closing Session
13:00 – 18:00 Representative Council Meeting