South African Library Week 2017: 18 - 25 March 2017 - "My Library, Your Library"

SALW 2017

South African Library Week 2017 is around the corner ...

SALW 2017 will be celebrated from 18 - 25 March 2017.

See what is happening around the country and share with us what you have planned for SALW 2017.

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Industry Vacancies

The LIS is a dynamic environment, and so are the people working within this environment. One of the key reasons why people should consider changing jobs is to enhance their careers. At the same time, one needs to be constantly exposed to new environments, and also bring new perspectives to existing environments for innovation to occur.

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LIASA Professional Body Status

LIASA is the SAQA approved professional body for librarians in South Africa. Visit this page for answers to frequently asked questions.

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LIASA Librarian of the Year announced!

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

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Meet the LIASA Conference Digital Citizens!

On 10 October 2016 a workshop was presented on librarians becoming digital citizens. This workshop formed part of the series of workshops presented as part of the 17th Annual LIASA Conference. Librarians from various sub-systems were introduced to a variety of online tools, including webinars using Big Blue Button, meetings and screen sharing using Google

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LIASA-in-Touch Call for Articles, 21 October 2016

Dear Colleagues You are now invited to contribute to the DECEMBER  2016 issue of LIASA-in-Touch. The due date for submission of articles is Friday 21 October 2016.  We welcome articles on the following topics: LIASA Conference 2016 LIASA AGM Librarian of the Year 2016 LIASA Branch and Interest Group AGM’s Literacy Day programmes National Book

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Burning of the UKZN Howard College Law Library

Dear Colleagues The burning of the UKZN Howard College Law Library (and so many others in our country) so upsetting. Please read one of many articles/see photos at Please think of Mrs Joyce Myeza (Campus Librarian, and former HELIG Chair (2012-2014) and HELIG Additional Member (2014-2016)) and colleagues in this difficult and challenging times,

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Now published! South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science Issue 82(1)

The South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science would like to announce the publication of its 2016 mid-year issue. Papers may be accessed at  Congratulations to the authors and gratitude to the reviewers for making this issue possible. This  issue includes contributions covering academic libraries, public libraries and information and knowledge dissemination strategies

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