19th LIASA Annual Conference – Programme with Presentations

19th LIASA Annual Conference

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Tuesday 09 October 2018

Session 3: Opening Session

Conference welcome
Mr Mandla Ntombela

Conference address
Mr Fred Khumalo

Opening address and keynote
Mr Nathi Mthethwa

Session 6a:

Towards accessible and inclusive public library services in South Africa
Dr Maned Mhlongo [Abstract]

The impact of a traveling library in Makhado and Thulamela, Limpopo Province
Ms Mercy Mokgele [Abstract]

Enhancing learner support through mobile bus library and partnership in the North Eastern Region of Limpopo
Ms Sarah Mashego [Abstract]

Session 6b: HELIG Round Table

Competencies for Academic Librarians [Abstract]

Session 7a:

Smart statistics = Smart decision making = Social transformation
Ms Koekie Meyer and Ms Rani Padayachee [Abstract]

Technology for social transformation: an observational study on how markers for augmented reality can be implemented at the University of the Western Cape Library Services
Mr Gerald Louw [Abstract]

The LIS sector and the transition to the AI economy: some factors to consider
Ms Nomoya Mahlangu [Abstract]

Session 7b:

Building an online publishing support service: The UWC Library experience
Mr Mark Snyder [Abstract]

Sharing research outputs as a potent transformation source in an inclusive knowledge society
Mr Tyson Mabunda [Abstract]

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Session 9:

Libraries in the Development Agenda
Prof Rocky Ralebipi-Simela, Dr Eddy Maepa [Abstract]

The process of developing the qualification standards for the LIS sector
Dr Naresh Sentoo [Abstract]

Session 13: Conditional Grant report back from the Provinces

Eastern Cape

Free State





North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Session 14: President’s session

Session 15a:

How Mogale City Local Municipality Library Services is promoting community development as agents of change
Dr Nthabisneg Raduvha [Abstract]

Academic Librarians as agents for social change and community development
Mr Robert Pearce [Abstract]

Removing the silo approach to community development projects: the case of CUT Libraries
Mr Moses Nthoroane [Abstract]

Session 15b:

Realising rehabilitation and social inclusion through Prison Library Services in South Africa
Ms Mbalenhle Khumalo [Abstract]

Establishing school libraries: the practices of United States Peace Corps Volunteers in Vhembe District, South Africa
Mr Alugumi Ndou [Abstract]

The role of collaboration and sponsorship in achieving the objectives of a developmental local government through e-learning – a case of the Johannesburg Public Library Services
Ms Nobuntu Mpendulo, Mr Ben Ramela [Abstract]

Session 15c: National Book Week promotion indicators

Session 16a:

Using online information literacy learning as an agent for change: the case of CUT libraries
Mr Jons Moretedi [Abstract]

Uses and gratifications of the internet and library information resources: an integrated model proposal
Dr Gabriel Salubi [Abstract]

Session 16b:

Inclusive Public Library Services: growth and impact of Mini-libraries for the Blind in South Africa
Mr Anele Moko, Ms Linda Ngaleka [Abstract]

How accessible are libraries in South Africa?
Ms Barenise Peffer [Abstract]

Session 16c:

Are some more official than others? Languages represented in the collection of the North-West University Library and Information Service
Mr Siviwe Bangani, Ms Glenda Mokate, Ms Boitumelo Masilo [Abstract]

Reading culture: a case of Central University of Technology
Mr Amos Mkam [Abstract]

Thursday 11 October 2018

Session 17: Plenary session

Inspiring possibilities through knowledge, stories and creativity
Ms Vicki McDonald

Session 18: Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Meeting and Agenda
Minutes of the AGM 2017
Annual Financial Statements for 2017
Projected budget for 2019
Office Bearers Election: Report Part 1

Session 19b: National Policy for Libraries and Information Services

Session 19c:

Barriers to information access as experienced by learners at rural schools
Ms Atline Maluleke [Abstract]

Developing guidelines for cooperation between  public and school libraries in South Africa
Ms Zukiswa Peter [Abstract]

Promoting a culture of reading, writing and publishing in South Africa
Mr Mandla Mona [Abstract]

Session 20: Mzanzi Libraries On-Line: Stories of Change

Free access to information
Mt Frere – Eastern Cape

On-line Registration
Ga-Kgapane – Limpopo

Fetakgomo – Limpopo

Availability of books and access to information
Phokoane – Limpopo

MLO Impact
Thulamela – Limpopo

Poster design
Butterworth – Eastern Cape

User with physical disability – application for jobs
Somuhle – Mpumalanga

Academic / Research
Aganang – Limpopo

Lebowakgomo – Limpopo

Digital inclusion
Emjindini – Mpumalanga

On-line registration
Rietfontein – Northern Cape

Business platform
Germiston – Gauteng

Free State

User with visual impairment
Mbuzini – Mpumalanga

Session 21a:

African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA) advocating libraries for development
Ms Segametsi Molawa [Abstract]

Not just old stuff in boxes: archival collections at the Margaret Smith Library for the National Development Plan
Ms Sally Schramm [Abstract]

Knowledge translation of health research finding into policy formulation in Malawi: A research-based framework for the communication and dissemination in developing countries
Mr Patrick Mapulanga [Abstract]

Session 21b:

Factors influencing librarians’ contribution to research in South African Public Libraries
Ms Momotshabo Boloka [Abstract]

Shaping the future academic librarian in response to the ever changing information services sector
Ms Pyrene Bokwe, Ms Zuki Maya [Abstract]

The role of a blended librarian in an Open and Distance Learning Institution
Ms Cathrine Lekganyane, Ms Mercy Mokgele [Abstract]

Session 22a:

The digital remove discontinuous gazes on the shared heritage of the “Hottentot Venus”
Mr Richard Higgs [Abstract]

The importance of digital literacy in higher education
Mr Mluleki Siguntu [Abstract]

Reconceptualising the social landscape of digital communication in an academic library environment: marketing approach
Ms Marion Williams [Abstract]

Session 22b:

What has library in-service training got to do with furthering the NDP?
Dr Nthabiseng Mosala-Bryant [Abstract]

Creating a responsive curriculum: notes on the development of a Bachelor of Information Science qualification
Dr Lorette Jacobs [Abstract]

Friday 12 October 2018

Session 23: Closing session