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South African Library Week 2018

South African Library Week is celebrated from 19 - 25 March 2018.
The theme “Libraries: heart of the Community” re-emphasizes the idea that libraries belong to the community and are central to it. All libraries, whether it is a School, Public, Academic or Special library, are at the heart of their communities, to offer vital resources to address community needs, and are places where the community gathers.

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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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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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