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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The video clip that was made by Independent Media at Ms Mercia Sias, Librarian of the Year Runner Up 2016’s Library for South African Library Week can be viewed here. It went into print in Saturday Star this weekend, and will be in Daily Voice and Isolezwe on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Click on
The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) offers our sincerest congratulations to you being elected as IFLA President Elect for 2017- 2019 and subsequently as President for the term 2019-2021. We appreciate your hard work and commitment to serving IFLA. We wish you all the best and look forward to working with you.
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
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