Tuesday, March 18, 2008

KARM 2008 Conference 6-8 May 2008 - Normal registration closes in 14 days

Reminder: Normal Registration closes in two weeks.

Second Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management Conference (KARM 2008)
The Ranch Protea Hotel, Polokwane, South Africa
6-8 May 2008

Hosted as a partnership between LIASA Limpopo and Pd'e. LIASA members enjoy a 7.5% discount on the registration fee (The discount excludes airport transfers and the post-conference tour).

Early Bird - Closed
Normal - 1 Jan - 28 March 2008
Late - 29 March - 25 April 2008

(Accommodation not included - please make own arrangements)
Conference Only (Excludes social events) = R3 150
Full Conference = R3 450

(Accommodation not included - please make own arrangements)
Conference Only (Excludes social events) = R3 650
Full Conference = R3 950

Mr Tshepo Constable - UNISA
Mr Mpho Ngoepe - Auditor-General, SA
Ms Prisca Marova - National Archives of Zimbabwe
Mr Onemus Nyaude - NyadireTeachers College
Ms Marina Hiscock - Multichoice
Dr Josianne Roma-Reardon - Health Systems Trust
Mr SR Chizwina - UNISA
Mrs MC Mabena - Tshwane Community Libraries
Ms Ina Smith - University of Pretoria
Ms Ria Groenewald - University of Pretoria
Dr Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha - UNISA
Ms Veli Jiyane - UNISA
Mr Xolani Dube - National Dept of Housing
Ms Xoliswa Matroko - CSIR
Ms Noxolo Mniki - CSIR
Ms Martie van Deventer - CSIR
Mr Ngoako Marutha- Dept of Social Development, Limpopo

1. Marketing your archives - Prof Karen Harris, University of Pretoria Archives (15 min - 30 max)

2. Appraisal of records: key to efficient and effective management of organisational records
- Prof Patrick Ngulube, UNISA (Formally University of KwaZulu Natal) (20 min - 30 max)

3. Crossing the divide between information and knowledge professional
- Dr Deonie Botha, Kumba Iron Ore (10 min-15 max)

4. Knowledge management through stories - Dr Peter Tobin, Peter Tobin Consultancy (20 min - 30 max)

5. Customer care - Staff Training SA (15 min - 20 max)

6. Conflict resolution - Staff Training SA (15 min - 20 max)

(min = minimum number of delegates that must register by 31 March 2008 for workshop to continue)
(max = maximum number of delegates that can be accommodated in the workshop)

Gala Dinner at the Ranch Hotel
Lion Tour at the Ranch Lion Park
Braai at the Ranch Hotel

Preliminary Itinerary:
Visit the Limpopo Provincial Archives, the Polokwane Municipal Library and Museum, the University of Limpopo: Turfloop Campus Library and the Heritage Site of Chief Makgoba. Have lunch in Magoebaskloof.
Cost of Tour = R650

For more information, registration forms and info sheets, please email Elaine at info@abcads.ws or call her on 079 617 6708 or visit the website: www.pdesa.co.za which was updated yesterday (we apologise for any inconvenience experienced with bad links.)

Esther Josias
PRO: LIASA Limpopo

LIASA: http://www.liasa.org.za
SA Library Week - 17-22 March 2008 - www.liasa.org.za

Esther Josias
Cataloguing Department
University of Limpopo
Fax: (015) 268 2198
Tel.: (015) 268 3396


I would like to take this opportunity to share with you what the Free State Provincial Library & Information Service (the Library & Archive Services Directorate of the Free State Department of Sport, Arts and Culture) is doing for SA Library Week 2008:

For 2008, we will have no central event - instead we have provided our 163 public libraries and depots with promotional packages and guidelines, enabling them to host a series of activities at their libraries from 17 - 20 March 2008.

Herewith a taste of activities that were included in the package:

Activity 1: World Map
In line with the "From local to global" part of the theme, libraries were provided with materials to make a World Map to display in their libraries, indicating South Africa (local) and all the countries with their flags and capitals (global) that participated in the 2006 Soccer World Cup.

Activity 2: Soccer Quiz
We provided libraries with materials and guidelines to host a Soccer Quiz on an adult and juvenile level. We provided them with a Quiz booklet with questions on subjects like Soccer Rules, Soccer Heroes & Legends, Particiapting ccountries, General soccer questions etc.

Acticity 3: Colouring-in Jersey
We provided libraries with an information booklet on PSL Soccer clubs as well as templates of the club jerseys for colouring-in purposes. Afterwards, library workers can display all the coloured-in jerseys.

Activity 4: My soccer hero/legend
We provided libraries with an information booklet on (inter)national soccer heroes and legends, as well as guidelines on how to involve a group of children in a "show & tell" session where they can bring a photo or drawing of their soccer hero to the library and share with the group why that person is their hero. The child sticks the photo / drawing onto a Wall of Fame and the library worker reads biographical information from the booklet to the children to support their general knowledge with facts.

Activity 5: On the soccer field with your library
We provided libraries with a soccer bibliography of books available in FS public libraries, a poster and booklet with information on what FIFA is, a template of a soccer player and template of a soccer ball containing the 2008 SA Library Week theme to enable libraries to make a soccer display for Library Week.

We hope that through the above-mentioned activities, we will not only raise the awareness of library users about soccer and the up-coming 2010 World Cup event (applying the SA Library Week theme : "From local to global @ your library"), but also make them aware of the soccer-related information materials available at their local library - the same goes for information on the history and geography of countires that may participate in the World Cup.

For any information on our programme, you are welcome to contact:

Ms Asanda Xinwa
Tel: 051 407 2842
E-mail: asanda@sac.fs.gov.za

Yours sincerely

Adri Smuts
Development Manager & Editor : Free State Libraries
Library & Archive Services Directorate
Department of Sport, Arts & Culture
Private Bag X 20606

Tel : +27 051 407 2832
Fax : +27 051 407 2852

[Igbis] Cataloguing and Classification Basics Workshop



Date: 15-17 April 2008

Time: 15-16 April 08:30-15:30; 17 April 09:00-13:00

Venue: Unisa Main Campus (Pretoria), Theo van Wijk Building. For 15 & 16 April, Room 08-94 (50 seats); 17 April, Room 04-112 (18 seats only)

Cost: R350-00 per person per day for 15 and 16 April, and R300.00 per person for 17 April. Food and drink for your own pocket.

Banking details: Unisa, ABSA 010000114, branch code 630345; ensure that you write 240500 in the reference area.

Who should attend? All in need of basic cataloguing and classification skills.

Bookings: Marlene Burger burgem@unisa.ac.za Tel 012 4296585 or Madely du Preez preezm@unisa.ac.za Tel 012 4296792


15 April: Basic Cataloguing (bring AACR2R with you)

16 April: Basic Classification (bring DDC22 with you)

17 April: Basic MARC 21

Presenters: M Burger, M du Preez, AC. van Wyk.

Report on ICTs and Higher Education in Africa Available

We have copies of a report on ICTs and Higher Education in Africa to give away. The web versions are at http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/projects#PHEA.

If any of your members would like copies of the print version, they can contact me and I will post the report to them,

Thank you

Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz,
Director, Centre for Educational Technology (CET)
University of Cape Town
Ph: 27 (0)21 650 5036

Details of UCT Masters in Education (ICT) in 2008 at http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/masters

Positions available: Dept. of Library Services, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Applications are invited from suitable persons for the following available positions at the Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria:

1. Head: Faculty Library for Economic and Management Sciences
More info: http://www.up.ac.za/personnel/employment/2008032513E.html
Closing date: 25 March 2008
Inquiries: Ms Hilda Kriel
E-mail: hilda.kriel@up.ac.za

2. Information Assistant: Older Journal Collection
More info: http://www.up.ac.za/jobs/eng/positions.html
Closing date: 27 March 2008
Inquiries: Ms Salomie Stolz
E-mail: salomie.stolz@up.ac.za

3. Senior Information Assistant
More info: http://www.up.ac.za/jobs/eng/positions.html
Closing date: 27 March 2008
Inquiries: Ms Salomie Stolz
E-mail: salomie.stolz@up.ac.za

Should you require further information, please contact the persons listed for each position.

Ms Ujala Satgoor
Deputy Director: Specialist Units Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel. No.: + 27 12 420 2565
Fax: + 27 12 362 5182
Email: ujala.satgoor@up.ac.za
Website: www.ais.up.ac.za

Gauteng south branch celebrating SALW

Gauteng South Branch has partnered with Randfontein Municipal Council in celebrating the SALW.

There will be storytelling, and poetry reading by learners from primary and high schools.

Exhibitors will be displaying library books

Book donations will be given to participating schools

Prizes galore. Contact Clement Daniels 011 411-0066for directions:

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

9h30 for 10-00 – 12h00

Mohlakeng Hall, Randfontein

Contact Clement Daniels 011 411-0066 for directions

Busi Dlamini
GSB - Chair

Monday, March 17, 2008

Appointment of new National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS): 1 January 2008

In accordance with the National Council for Library and Information Services Act, 2001 (No. 6 of 2001), the Minister of Arts and Culture has appointed the following persons to the new National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS)for the term 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010:

Prof M D R Ralebipi-Simela
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Central University of Technology, Free State (Bloemfontein)

Ms N I Gxwati
Chief Education Specialist, Free State Dept. of Education, Bloemfontein

Mr G H Haffajee
Businessman, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Mr F Hendrikz
Director: Blindlib, Grahamstown

Dr M M Makhura
Development Bank of Southern Africa

Ms M M R Mathivha
Deputy Director, Office on the Status of the Disabled People, The Presidency, Pretoria

Ms S Molawa
Director, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria

Prof M C Nassimbeni
Head of Dept. Information and Library Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Mr D H Schroeder
Executive Director: PASA (Publishers' Association of SA), Cape Town

Mr P Sewdass
Regional Manager Library Services, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Germiston

Ms M van Wyk
Library Coordinator, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Vanderbijlpark

Ms L E Webster
Library Manager, Durban University of Technology, Durban

Dr G A Dominy
National Archivist, Dept. of Arts and Culture

Dr N Nduna-Watson
Dept. of Education, Pretoria

Mr J Tsebe
National Librarian, National Library of SA, Pretoria

Mr T Matthee
Drakenstein Municipality, Paarl & President of LIASA

Kindly contact:
Ms Joey van Zyl
Secretary: NCLIS
Dept. of Arts and Culture
Tel. (012) 441-3354
Fax: 086-529-5774
E-mail: joey.vanzyl@dac.gov.za

LIASA Limpopo 2008 Activities

Herewith, receive information about LIASA Limpopo 2008 activities that are not to be missed. Please diarise so that you don't double book yourself.

17-22 March is SA Library Week - National Celebrations kick off on 15 March in the Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger Park - No Branch event is planned.

Conferences and Workshops
6-8 May - Second Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management Conference (KARM 2008)
- The Conference offers paper and several training workshops
- Visit: www.pdesa.co.za for more information (7.5% discount for LIASA members)

3-4 June - Management and Leadership Workshop (reduced fee for LIASA members - prices and venues will be announced - maximum 25 delegates)

16-17 July - Interlibrary Loans Workshop (reduced fee for LIASA members - prices and venues will be announced - maximum 25 delegates)

5-6 August - Authority Control Workshop (reduced fee for LIASA members - prices and venues will be announced - maximum 25 delegates)

Branch Meetings
7 March - Nirvana Library
6/7/8 May - Polokwane (venue will be announced, but it coincides with the KARM Conference)
5 Sept - AGM (venue will be announced)

Exco Meetings
4 Feb
7 April
23 June

The National LIASA Conference takes place in Cape Town from 6-10 Oct, but the National Schools and Youth Libraries Interest Group meets on 4 Oct in Cape Town.

Branch Newsletter
Please send us your contributions. Anyone promoted, resigned, transferred, graduated??? - We want to know. We also welcome pictures in Jpeg format. Advertising rates will be announced shortly.

Issue One
- Deadline for submission = Tues 15 April
- Publication = Wed 30 April

Issue Two
- Deadline for submission = Mon 2 June
- Publication = Tues 17 June

Issue Three
- Deadline for submission = Mon 4 Aug
- Publication = Tues 19 Aug

Issue Four
- Deadline for submission = Mon 6 Oct
- Publication = Tues 21 Oct

Congratulations to Mr Koot Jacobs on his election as Branch Treasurer!

Not a LIASA member and want to join? Have not paid your LIASA 2008 membership yet? Visit: http://www.liasa.org.za/join_liasa/membership.php to join LIASA or renew your membership.

I leave you with this quote by Cicero:

'To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.'

Esther Josias
Public Relations Officer
LIASA Limpopo Branch
Tel. (015) 268 3396
Fax. 086 617 2017
E-mail: estherj@ul.ac.za

Stellenbosch Library Week Programme

We at Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service have pleasure in inviting you to attend any of our Library Week events as listed below.
More information as well as maps & directions are available on our website at www.sun.ac.za/library.
We look forward to welcoming you and wish all other libraries a successful Library Week.


Publishers exhibition
The academic publishers/book distributors: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Blue Weaver, Combined Academic Publishers, Wits University Press, UKZN Press en HSRC Press as well as Knowledge Resources present an exhibition of their latest publications.
JS Gericke Library, Lower level, 17-20 Mar, 09:00 - 15:30

Discover e-books
Discover the Library's comprehensive collection of e-books and learn to use it effectively. The training session is presented by Joanne Arendse.
JS Gericke Library, Auditorium, Mon 17 Mar, 13:00 - 13:30

Book launch
The launch of the book Christian in Public: Aims, Methodologies and Issues in Public Theology from the Beyers Naudé Centre Series on Public Theology by SUN MeDIA. The book contains essays by some of the most important figures in public theology, including Dirkie Smit, Ernst Conradie, Nico Koopman and Len Hansen. All are welcome to attend the launch.
JS Gericke Library, Africana room, Mon 17 Mar, 16:00

Book discussion (Ontsnap van depressie)
Prof Piet Oosthuizen, Psychiatry Department, talks about his book "Ontsnap van depressie" which was published last year and provoked substantial interest.
Health Sciences Library, Tu 18 Mar, Lecture hall 3, 12:45 - 13:45

>From Proposal To Publication: Getting your manuscript published with local academic publishers
An interactive presentation by Karen Bruns of the HSRC Press.
JS Gericke Library, Auditorium, Tu 18 Mar, 13:00 - 14:00

Die verrassende Etienne Leroux (Prof John Kannemeyer)
Prof John Kannemeyer, well-known South African literary historian and biographer, delivers a talk on Etienne Leroux.
JS Gericke Library, Africana room, Wed 19 Mar, 13:00

Individual training sessions are presented to teach you how to help yourself in the Library - renew and reserve books and request interlibrary loans by means of the Library's website.
JS Gericke Library, Upper level, 17-20 Mar, 09:00 - 16:00

A multimedia exhibition on the role of Libraries in South Africa, including a video presentation of Albie Sachs keynote address at the 2007 IFLA conference.
(JS Gericke Library)

A fines remission for books that are returned late.
(JS Gericke Library and branch libraries).

Contact persons: Lucia Schoombee, tel.: (021) 808-2125 or Naomi Visser, tel.: (021) 808-4425

The Internet for teacher-librarians

The University of the Western Cape's Department of Library & information Science will be offering a short course, The Internet for teacher-Librarians, from Tuesday 25 March until Saturday, 29 March 2008.

Teachers and school librarians are the ideal participants for this course. No previous knowledge of the Internet is necessary, but basic computer literacy is required. This is an accredited course in the Advanced certificate in Education (ACE): School Librarianship.

Content of the course:
* A brief history of the Internet
* The digital divide
* An overview of the World Wide Web
* Tools for searching the Web
* The invisible Web
* Web search strategies
* Checklists for evaluating web sites
* Plagiarism and the Web
* Information overload

The cost of the course is R1200. Costs include teas and course material but exclude lunches. Various cafeterias on campus offer light meals at reasonable prices.

Please apply early as we accept limited numbers. The closing date for registration and payment is Monday, 17 March 2008.

For further enquiries regarding registration and payment details,
please contact Sonia Stroud - sstroud@uwc.ac.za 021 959 2137 or 021 959 3659(f)

In the event of unforseen circumstances, the UWC Department of LIS reserves the right to cancel any course.