Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Calling all Members working in library acquisitions or technical services ...

Do you work behind the scenes, in library acquisitions and collection
and technical services?

If so, then you may be in line for the YBP Library Services/Lindsay &
Croft Award.

R10 000 is once again up for grabs with the call for nominations for
the annual award from YBP Library Services and its UK arm, Lindsay &
Croft, in South Africa under the auspices of LIASA: LIASA Acquisitions
Interest Group (LACIG).

These awards are designed to recognize the contribution of members of
the profession who work, often behind the scenes, in collection and
technical services (library acquisitions), and to promote leadership,
innovation, research, publication and practice in collection services.
It has been said that these are the folk whose labours go largely
unremarked, and "who make library administrators look good".

Nominations close 30th June 2007, so don’t delay. The winner will be
announced at the LIASA Annual General Meeting in Durban 17 August 2007.

To be nominated, you need to be a paid-up individual member of LIASA or
a paid-up LACIG member for the past two years.

The winner will need to prepare a comprehensive report which may be
published in LIASA-in-Touch and Acquisitions-in-Touch and make a
presentation at the next LIASA Conference in 2008 (to be held in Cape
Town). The winner will have to pay his/her own costs to attend the

The full call for nominations can be found on the LIASA webpage at http://www.liasa.org.za/news/YBP_L&C_award_call.doc or from the National Office or the branches.

The nomination form is at
http://www.liasa.org.za/news/YBP_L&C_award_nomination_form.doc The nomination needs to include the nominee’s CV with full work address, a motivation from the nominee and a motivation from the nominator.

Post, email or fax forms to Busi Dlamini, Chairperson: Awards
Committee, Gauteng Department of Education,
P.O. Box 97 NATURENA, 2064 Tel: (+27 11) 355- 0763 Fax: (+27 11)
355 - 0766 busid at gpg.gov.za