18th LIASA Annual Conference 2017 "Re-envisioning the role of Library and Information Services"

SA Librarians' Day 2017

LIASAs anniversary, 10 July, was declared a special day dedicated to celebrate librarians. All LIS sectors are encouraged to celebrate the day in their special way.
The day is also used to raise awareness of the profession through various platforms, and the value added by librarians towards optimal access to relevant information, thus developing an informed nation.

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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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Passing of Felix Ubogu on 4 June 2015

8 June 2015 The Library & Information Association of South Africa, LIASA is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Felix Ubogu the Wits University’s Librarian on Thursday the 4th June 2015. LIASA would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and the entire Library and Information Services (LIS) sector.

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Higher Education Libraries Interest Group Notice of Annual General Meeting, 19 June 2015

All are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Library and Information Association of South Africa Higher Education Libraries Interest Group, which will take place as follows: Date: Friday, 19 June 2015 Time: 09:00-10:30 (please arrive at 08:45) Venue: http://webinarliasa.org.za/ (Requirements: good quality Internet, sound/speakers, microphone, webcam (optional)) Help tutorial to use LIASA Webinar:

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Interlending (IL) Interest Group Workshop, 2 July 2015

Date: 02 July 2015 Venue: National Library of South Africa (Auditorium 2nd Floor) Time: 9:00 – 13:00 Registration starts from 8:00. Programme Welcome by National Library of South Africa Draft Southern African ILL Code of Best Practice – Roselle Jansen van Vuuren  (National Library of South Africa) Challenges and Tricks of the Trade in ILL – Discussions – Freeman Zulu

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Eastern Cape Branch HELIG Workshop, 26 June 2015

You are cordially invited to a workshop hosted by the Higher Education Library Interest Group (HELIG) Eastern Cape Branch. The purpose of this workshop is to share knowledge on Libguides /Subject guides amongst Higher Education Institutions. Date: 26 June 2015 Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Venue: Rhodes University Xstrata training Room, Level 2 Cost: R30.00 for

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IFLA Satellite Conference: The Role of Libraries and Information Centers in Supporting National Development, 11-12 August 2015

The IFLA Social Science Libraries Standing Committee in collaboration with Namibia Information Workers Association, Namibia Library and Archives Services and Human Rights and Documentation Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Namibia, invites all delegates who submitted abstracts for papers and those who only want to attend and participate in a conference on the above theme.

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