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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NEW CALL: Learning opportunity for African public librarians EIFL is inviting African public librarians aged under 35 to apply to take part in a two-year initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Eastern Europe. Find out more, http://bit.ly/2hXFpJK.
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
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
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
You are now invited to contribute to the MARCH 2017 issue of LIASA-in-Touch. The due date for submission of articles is Friday 20 January 2017. We welcome articles on the following topics: Meet your new EXCO LIASA Branch and Interest Group Committees 2016 – 2018 Branch Year-end Events Librarian of the Year 2016 Open
MAIG is LIASA’s Marketing and Advocacy Interest Group. MAIG strives to unite library and information workers interested in marketing and advocacy and wants to exchange new ideas and experiences among members at national and regional workshops, meetings and conferences. The new MAIG Committee for 2016 – 2018 invites you to participate in this questionnaire by
The LIASA President’s Awarded for the Best Branch is annually awarded to the Branch that has been most active, and played an active role in promoting the objectives of LIASA. This year the winners: Free State Branch The award for the most improved branch goes to the KwaZulu-Natal Branch.
The Librarian of the Year Award was announced during the Gala Dinner at the LIASA Conference on 13 October 2016. The Librarian of the Year is a role model for the Library and Information Services community and a person whose contributions make a lasting impact on the sector. This accolade is granted by peers in recognition
Congratulations to the newly elected LIASA Executive Committee! President: Mandla Ntombela President-Elect: Nikki Crowster PRO: Senovia Welman Treasurer: Danie Malan Secretary: Vacant The above results were announced during the LIASA AGM held on 13 October 2016. We are looking forward to them taking LIASA even further forward.