Registration for the 19th LIASA Annual Conference is now open.

2018 LIASA Elections

2018 is an election year. If you have paid your LIASA membership fees by 31 May 2018, please confirm that your name is on the Voters' Roll.

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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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Media Advisory on SA Librarians’ Day, 10 July 2015

Click here for printer friendly version.  The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is celebrating SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARIANS’ DAY on 10 July 2015. Librarianship is a dynamic profession and is a key contributor to the development of citizens and their communities. It speaks to the intrinsic requirement of building an informed and knowledgeable

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Best LIASA Branch Award Nominations 2015

All Branch Chairs are invited to submit their annual reports, which is part of the nomination process for the President’s Award for the Best Branch. Please submit your reports by 17 July 2015 to: Zuki Maya Tel.: +27(0)40 602 2541/2612 or +27(0)83 539 6024 Email: or Click here to access the Branch Report Template.

UCT Occasional Courses for 2015 (Digital Curation and Research Data Management)

The Library and Information Studies Centre at the University of Cape Town will shortly be offering master’s level courses in Digital Curation and Research Data Management that are ideal for persons and/or organisations seeking continuing professional development in these new skills areas. Kindly see advertisement for more details. Library and Information Studies Centre, University of

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Gauteng South Annual General Meeting, 30 July 2015

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Library and Information Association of South Africa, Gauteng South Branch will be held as follows: Date: 30 July 2015 Venue: Mathew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance in Vrededorp Time: 9:00 until 13:00  Agenda  Session One  Opening and Welcome Attendance and Apologies Confirmation of agenda Minutes

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Apply to become part of the International Librarians Network (ILN) Programme

Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in mid-August 2015.…/applications-now-open-for-the-nex…/

UWC /CHELSA Seminar on Library Trends , 14 August 2015

On behalf of CHELSA and UWC you are invited to a Seminar  that will be held at the University of the Western Cape Library Auditorium on 14 August 2015. Click here to view the invitation.  The seminar is targeting all higher education librarians, research councils, researchers, library science schools, students,  special libraries, private sector librarians and anyone

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Invitation: HELIG Webinar on Library User Experience, 27th July 2015

User experience is everywhere. From your library’s website to the signage by the lifts, to the furniture –   everything contributes to the overall user experience of our patrons.    Every decision affects how people experience your library.    Join HELIG in a webinar with Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches, authors of the book “Useful, usable, desirable : applying user

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Workshop AV Collections for Non-Specialist Librarians, 18 August 2015

An IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section workshop.  When: 18 August 2015 Where: Waterfront Film Studios, 1 Port Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Speaker: Howard Besser (Director of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation master’s degree program, and long-time library science professor, author, and speaker) will be the speaker during the workshop. Registration: Registration for IFLA

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