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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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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Masiphumelele Public Library (Cape Town, South Africa) presented a poster at the first-ever AfLIA conference, in Accra, Ghana

Masiphumelele Public Library (Cape Town, South Africa) presented a poster at the first-ever AfLIA conference, in Accra, Ghana, at the weekend. The poster shows how the library contributes to community development by supporting education of children and adults; and offering free ICT access, skills training and careers counselling for young job seekers. Over 150 librarians

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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 attached advertisement for more details. Library and Information Studies Centre, University

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Public Libraries at the Crossroads, 13-14 Aug. 2015

Public library services around the world have reached the cross-roads. Collection formats and community needs continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Technology plays a major role providing people with access to information; bringing library staff out from behind the desk to engage with users and delivering programs and activities, to suit the local community.

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Systematic–Public Library of the Year Award 2015

The prize is awarded by the Danish Agency for Culture as a part of the Model Programme for Public Libraries with IT company Systematic as sponsor. Therefore the award is named ‘Systematic – Public Library of the Year Award’. The target group is public libraries, i.e. municipality libraries. Applications can be made by individual municipalities.

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