Wednesday, July 11, 2007

REVISED: NRF/LIASA Grant to attend WLIC/IFLA 73rd Conference in Durban


Grants to attend the World Library & Information Congress 73rd IFLA Conference, Durban Sponsored by the National Research Foundation

We take pleasure to announce the availability of grants for South African librarians and library staff to attend the 73rd IFLA Conference in Durban from the 18-23 August 2007.

The grant will cover registration fees, travel and accommodation if residing outside KwaZulu Natal.

Closing Date for applications: 16 July 2007


. Must be employed in a library or if unemployed, should have an LIS qualification
. Must be a paid up individual member of LIASA
. Application form must be supported by Head of Institution,
acknowledging leave will be granted to the candidate for purposes of attending IFLA (employed librarians);
. Candidates will be expected to enter into an agreement with LIASA accepting the conditions of the grant and undertaking to refund all monies if he/she is not attending the Congress;
. Successful candidates must submit a written report to LIASA by
December 2007.

Documentation required:

. Signed application form
. Brief recent CV
. Certified copy of identity document
. Proof of employment (if applicable) and membership of LIASA

A person not providing all the required documentation will be disqualified.

For further information or details please contact the LIASA National Office at + 27 12 337-6129 or e-mail: or fax + 27 12 337-6108

Mail applications to LIASA National Office, PO Box 1598. Pretoria, 0001,South Africa in envelope clearly marked NRF/LIASA GRANT APPLICATIONS