The Annual Research Symposium meetings are organised by the University of South Africa (UNISA) Library Services and Department of Information Science
DATE: 4 July 2008 (Friday)
VENUE: University of South Africa, Florida Campus, South Africa
Transformation becomes inevitable whenever changes take place in a society that wishes to improve its existing state. Although transformation can be challenging, it prompts us to become creative. If the Library and Information Science community does not accept the challenges offered by the transformation process, it will become the proverbial beast that will cause Library and Information practices to lag behind until they become part of the detritus of lost causes.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Academics, especially those involved in curriculum development, information professionals and anyone interested in the latest trends in access to and use of information.
The programme will consist of invited, oral and poster presentations and a panel discussion on transformation and IT.
Our annual symposium this year will deal with themes that touch on transformation in LIS. You are invited to participate in discussions on the following themes:
1. Transformation and research trends: dictated by preference or projections?
2. Transformation and employment
3. Transformation and curriculum development
4. Transformation and ICT
5. What is the future of hybrid libraries?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Applications to present papers/poster presentations or to participate in a panel discussion from individuals working in any kind of information centre are welcome. Prospective participants should submit a brief CV and an abstract of no more than 300 words to:
Library Research Coordinator
University of South Africa
PO Box 392
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact:
Madely du Preez
Tel: +27 (0)12 4296792
09:00-09:10 Welcome address
09:10-10:10 Keynote speaker: What is transformation
10:30-11:30: Session 1: Transformation and research trends: dictated by preference or projections?
Session 2: Transformation and employment
11:40-12:40: Session 1: Transformation and curriculum development
Session 2: What is the future of hybrid libraries?
13.45-14:15 Keynote speaker: Define ICT
14:15-15:00 Panel discussion: Transformation and ICT
The final programme will be made available soon.
Closing date for registrations is THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2008
The form should be completed in English and returned to:
Unisa Library, PO Box 392, UNISA 0003 South Africa
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