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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Call for Articles – LIASA-in-Touch September 2015

Dear Colleagues You are invited to contribute to the SEPTEMBER 2015 issue of LIASA-in-Touch. The due date for submission of articles is Friday 17 July 2015.  We welcome articles on the following topics: LIASA Branch and Interest Group activities, especially the upcoming AGM’s and Annual Reports Letters to the Editor concerning the magazine and its

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LIASA signs Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) has signed the Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy issued by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The statement that includes the organizational and personal signatories is found here. Read the LIASA Statement

Women, Information and Libraries SIG Satellite Meeting, 11-12 Aug. 2015

Registration is now open for the satellite meeting to be hosted by the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL) in cooperation with the University of South Africa (UNISA) Library and the UNISA Women’s Forum. Theme: “How can the Library and Information Services profession contribute to the post-2015 sustainable development goals related to women?” The

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Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy

Organizations around the world denounce Elsevier’s new policy that impedes open access and sharing On April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with

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Carnegie Grant awarded to UP Dept. of Information Science

The Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, was awarded a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to offer eight four-week residential continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for qualified librarians from Sub-Saharan Africa, for the period 2014 – 2016. The aims of the programme are to: Empower the next generation of library and

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IFLA Registrations open for pre-conference satellite meeting 12-13 August 2015, Pretoria

The IFLA News Media Section is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the pre-conference satellite meeting planned for 12-13 August 2015 in Pretoria. Venue: Dinokeng Game Reserve Theme: Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of libraries Both printed and online newspapers are critical sources of primary information for library users worldwide. Whether it

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