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

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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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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KwaZulu-Natal Branch Seminar, 12 June 2015

View the invitation by clicking here. Kindly be invited to the LIASA KZN Seminar that is scheduled for Friday 12 June 2015, 08:30 – 15:00 at Bessie Head Library Auditorium, PMB. This invitation is open to LIS workers, students and service providers across the KZN province. Kindly be requested to send your RSVP’s to the

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Mpumalanga Branch Seminar, 11 June 2015

You are kindly invited to the LIASA MP Seminar. Venue: Mzinti Community Hall (Nkomazi Municipal) Date: 11 June 2015 Time: 10:00 The invitation is extended to all library and information workers and service providers across Mpumalanga Province. Please send RSVP to the Chairperson Mr Cyphus Maluleka 073 306 0407 and the Chair-Elect Ms Kholo Sambo 072 240

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IFLA Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) 2015 Satellite Meeting, 11-13 Aug. 2015

The Reference & Information Services Section (RISS) 2015 Satellite Meeting will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from August 11th-13th. The RISS Satellite meeting provides an exciting international forum which addresses all aspects of reference work in all types of libraries. The Gaborone meeting will address the ways in which reference and information services can help connect

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Congratulations to AfLIA Elected Chairpersons from SA!

During the AfLIA 2015: Annual General Meeting, 02 June 2015, the following were elected as Section Chairpersons, who will now also sit on the AfLIA General Council: Academic/Special Libraries – Ujala Satgoor National Associations – Segametsi Molawa National Libraries – Rocky Ralebipi-Simela Public & Community Libraries – Mandla Ntombela LIASA – as one of the

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SCECSAL 2016 Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Digital Transformation and the changing role of Libraries and Information. Centres in the sustainable development of Africa Sub Themes: Emerging technologies and their role (Big data, Cloud computing, Mobile applications, Semantic web, Text mining, Next generation web services etc.) Issues of Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property Rights E-infrastructure development for sustainable development E-governance, E- Agriculture,

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