Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WCHELIG AGM: 25 July

Just a final reminder that the WCHELIG AGM is to be held at CPUT Cape Town campus library, 3rd floor meeting room at 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 July.

Nikki Crowster will address the topic : The Librarian as an intellectual

Agenda

Tea on arrival
Welcome and introduction of speaker (WCHELIG chair)
Guest speaker: Nikki Crowster

Thank speaker

Presentation of chair report (Chair)
Presentation of financial report (Treasurer)
Election of new Committee

Closing

Regards

The WCHELIG Committee

Exhibition space still available at the 10th LIASA Annual Conference (South Africa)

Exhibition space is selling out fast for the 10th LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa) Annual Conference, but there are still some spaces left.

The exhibition area is the main focus point during tea and lunch breaks, providing you with maximum exposure to the expected 800 delegates. The registration and information office will also be in this area, which means that delegates will be moving through this area from Monday until Friday.

Those of you that have not yet joined us and who have not yet availed yourself of this wonderful opportunity to increase your exposure to the Library and Information Services community in South Africa can still register.

Network SA - Professional Conference and Event Organisers, have taken over all matters pertaining to the administration of Exhibition. Please contact Brenda Mengel for any further inquiries. Her email: brenda@networksa.com or fax 086 518 1852

Further information is available on the LIASA website at . http://www.liasa.org.za/conferences/conference2008/LIASA_Conf2008_Invitation_to_Exhibitors.pdf

The registration form is available at:
http://www.liasa.org.za/conferences/conference2008/LIASA_Conf2008_Exhibitors_Reg_Form.pdf

Information about sponsorship opportunities can be found at:
http://www.liasa.org.za/conferences/conference2008/LIASA_Conference2008_sponsorship_opportunities.pdf

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson
National Public Relations Officer

Nominations sought for Librarian of the Year 2008

Nominations for the Librarian of the year 2008 has been called for.

Imagine being awarded Librarian of the year 2008 at the Gala Dinner
during the conference at the CTICC as a Western Cape Member on your own
ground.

The deadline is 01 August 2008.

This is an opportunity for you to give recognition to librarians who are impacting positively in the community they serve as librarians.
Please speak to the criteria in the motivation statement.

The recognition of Branch Librarian of the Year is the first part of a process that is completed with the selection of a Librarian of the year 2008. Previous LIASA Western Cape Branch Winners were: Fatima Darries, 2006, and Rose Damon 2007.

More details below.

Please send your nominations to Fatima Darries at DarriesFa@cput.ac.za

or on fax number 021 460 3879.

Information about LIASA Institutional Membership

The current membership fee for institutional membership is R1000.00 for South African members

Benefits of Institutional Membership

Why your organisation should become an institutional member:

* Only Institutions may apply for Institutional membership of LIASA.

* A paid-up Institutional member may register up to five (5) of its
employees for the Annual Conference at the rate applicable to an individual member.

* The staff members of a member institution do not automatically become members of LIASA.

* Institutional members are entitled to discount advertising in the LIASA-In-Touch. LIASA also provides online communication through its listserv LIASAOnline and its website at www.liasa.org.za.

* The member institution is entitled to send one representative to the
AGM and that individual may vote on behalf of the institutional member.

* Institutional members are entitled to receive the publications Journal of South African Libraries and Information Science and LIASA-in-Touch.

Forms are available at:
http://www.liasa.org.za/join_liasa/memforms.php#institutional

Ingrid Thomson
National Public Relations Officer
Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)
P O Box 34181

Reminder about Early Bird Registration for LIASA Annual Conference

A reminder that the Early Bird Registration for the 10th Annual LIASA Conference closes on 31 July 2008.

It is possible to register online, or download the registration form from the LIASA Website at http://www.liasa.org.za . A registration form will also be included with the June/July LIASA-in-Touch which will shortly be in your postbox.

Information currently on the LIASA Website:-
* Registration fees and deadlines
* Exhibitor Information
* Exhibitor registration form
* Sponsorship opportunities
* Programmes (a draft preliminary conference programme, plus a number of interest groups' programmes and pre/post conference programmes)
* Accommodation

Contact Network SA, the Conference Organisers, for information on accommodation and registration at fax number 086 631 7138 or conference2008@liasa.org.za

Kind Regards
Ingrid Thomson
National PR

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

LIASA Western Cape Branch AGM

LIASA Western Cape Branch Members

You are invited to attend the 2008 Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA.

Please r.s.v.p. by Wednesday 30 July 2008 to Fatima Darries at Darriesfa@cput.ac.za or fax 021 460 3699.
You may also call to r.s.v.p. at tel. nr. 021 460 3879 as from 14 July 2008.

Date: Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Venue: Goodwood Public Library Hall (Directions to venue will be communicated at a later stage)
Time : 08H 30 for 09H00

Agenda

09:00 Guest speaker: Valdi van Reenen – Le Roux from Institute of Justice and Reconciliation
09:45 Questions and discussion
10:00 Business meeting
* Welcome and apologies
* Minutes of 2007 AGM
* Chair’s report for 2007/2008
* Treasurer’s Report
Questions and discussion

10:45 Tea

11:15 Announcements

11:30 09 Election results
Chair’s acceptance
12:00 Closure


Fatima Darries
Acting Faculty of Business Informatics Librarian
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
P.O. Box 652
CAPE TOWN
8000
Tel. +27 +21 460 3879
Fax. +27 +21 460 3699
New email address as of January 2005: darriesfa@cput.ac.za

Communique from President Tommy Matthee: National Elections 2008

As you are probably aware, this is an election year for LIASA for the new term of office starting October 2008 - 2010.

The purpose of this email is to update members on the national election process thus far.

The call for nominations for President-Elect, National Secretary, Treasurer and National Public Relations Officer was circulated on the web page, listserv and through LIASA-in-Touch. Members who are elected to these positions join incoming President Rachel More to lead LIASA into its second decade.

The closing date for nominations was Sunday 15 June 2008. For nominations to be valid, it had to be received in the National Office by that date.

The following nominations were received before or on the 15 June 2008 :

President-Elect : Mrs Naomi Haasbroek
National Treasurer : Mrs Karin Kitching
National Secretary : Mrs Naomi Haasbroek
National Public Relations Officer : Mrs Rebecca Senyolo.

In addition to these nomination we received two late nominations ( 17 and 18 June 2008): ie

Secretary : Dr Judy Henning
PRO : Mr Mandla Ntombela

Subsequently we have had the following developments :

Mrs Haasbroek withdrew her nomination for the position as National Secretary and
Mrs Kitching was compelled to withdraw her nomination as National Treasurer as a result of work commitments.

Given the above and in line with our election procedures as stipulated in our constitution we can conclude that :

* Since we only receive one valid nomination at the closing date ( Sunday 15 June 2008) for the positions of President Elect and PRO, the colleagues Mrs Haasbroek and Mrs Rebecca Senyolo are duly elected unopposed in these positions;
* As a result of the withdrawal of Mrs Haasbroek and Mrs Kitching from the respective positions of National Secretary and Treasurer, these positions remain vacant
* A second call for nominations be invited for amongst LIASA members to fill these two vacant positions.

We congratulate Naomi Haasbroek as the incoming President-Elect, and Rebecca Senyolo as the incoming National Public Relations Officer.

We are herewith issuing a new call for nominations for the following portfolios:-

* National Treasurer
* National Secretary

The closing date for nominations to be received in the National Office is Friday 15 August 2008.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the LIASA website at http://www.liasa.org.za and will be circulated in the June/July 2008 LIASA-in-Touch.

Kind Regards
Tommy Matthee
President of LIASA

Invitation to WCHELIG AGM

The WCHELIG committee invites you to our AGM on the afternoon of the 25th July, at CPUT, Cape Town branch. We plan to have a speaker and make this an interesting meeting. Please diarize this event. More details will following within the next few days.

Anyone who is interested to serve on the new committee, is most welcome to send their details directly to the chair, Audrey Patrick at patricka@cput.ac.za.

We hope to see as many of our colleagues as possible.

Best wishes

The WCHELIG Committee

Congratulations to Mandela Scholarship Recipient Anita Shaw

Congratulations to Anita Shaw on receiving a scholarship from the Mandela Scholarship Fund for postgraduate studies at the University of Sussex. Anita has been accepted for a MA in Social Development and begins her studies in October this year.

The Mandela Scholarship Fund was set up in 1973 at the initiative of the Sussex Student Union and staff. The scholarships are aimed particularly at students who wish to study a development-related discipline, or to take a course that is unavailable in their own country.

Anita says that she saw the invitation to apply on the LIASAOnline listserv and in her application, wrote extensively about the role public libraries play in the development of communities in South Africa.

Anita is currently at the Grassy Park Public Library in Cape Town.

Good Luck Anita!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

LIASA Western Cape Branch AGM

You are invited to attend the 2008 Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA.

Please r.s.v.p. by Wednesday 30 July 2008 to Fatima Darries at Darriesfa@cput.ac.za or fax 021 460 3699.
You may also call to r.s.v.p. at tel. nr. 021 460 3879 as from 14 July 2008.

Date: Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Venue: Goodwood Public Library Hall (Directions to venue will be communicated at a later stage)
Time : 08H 30 for 09H00

Agenda

09:00 Guest speaker: Valdi van Reenen – Le Roux from Institute of Justice and Reconciliation
09:45 Questions and discussion
10:00 Business meeting
* Welcome and apologies
* Minutes of 2007 AGM
* Chair’s report for 2007/2008
* Treasurer’s Report
* Questions and discussion

10:45 Tea

11:15 Announcements

11:30 09 Election results
Chair’s acceptance
12:00 Closure

Monday, July 07, 2008

International Publishers Association Congress on its way to Africa for the first time

Cape Town & Western Cape wins bid

THE International Publishers Association’s (IPA) Publishers Congress will for the first time ever be held in Africa in 2012. The announcement that Cape Town and the Western Cape in South Africa won the bid to host this prestigious congress, was made in the city on Friday, 13 June 2008 - on the eve of this year’s Cape Town Book Fair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a business unit of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, the official tourism destination marketing organisation for Cape Town and the Western Cape, assisted the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) in securing the bid. The congress will be held at the CTICC from 11 to 14 June 2012.

Says Calvyn Gilfellan, Chief Executive of Cape Town Routes Unlimited: “Cape Town and the Western Cape is extremely proud to have beaten competitors such as India, Russia and Bosnia Herzegovina to secure the 29th IPA Publishers Congress. Not only will the congress bring 1 000 delegates and an estimated economic impact of R12.5 million to our destination, but it will also assist us in addressing seasonality - drawing more tourists to Cape Town and the Western Cape during its winter months and traditional low season. It just once again illustrates the power and potential business tourism (meetings, incentive travel, conferences and events) has to sustain tourism.”

In the 2006/2007 financial year, the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau and its tourism partners submitted 30 bids for conferences, congresses and events with a potential economic value of more than R590 million. To date 10 of these bids have been secured with an economic value of R240 million.

The IPA Congress flag was handed over to Cape Town, PASA, South Africa and Africa by IPA President Ana MarĂ­a Cabanellas at last month’s IPA Publishers Congress in Seoul, Korea. She says: “The 29th IPA Publishers Congress will be a unique opportunity to understand the South African publishing industry and the African book market as a whole.” *

Brian Wafawarowa, Chair of the African Publishers Network (APNET), concurs: “Every region that has won the bid to host the IPA congress has utilised the rare opportunity to emphasise the centrality of the book to national economic and social development. With the Cape Town Book Fair becoming the premier book fair in Africa, the hosting of the 2012 IPA congress by South Africa will have a positive impact on the book sector on the continent.”

IPA organises an international Publishers Congress or Copyright Symposium every two years alternately, in co-operation with one of its member associations. Previous IPA congresses were held in Seoul, Korea in 2008, in Berlin, Germany in 2004, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2000 and in Barcelona, Spain in 1996.

“The success of the Cape Town bid is a success for Africa,” says Dudley Schroeder, Executive Director of PASA. ”It was a proud moment when the IPA Congress flag was handed to me to bring home to Cape Town. As this is the first IPA Publishers Congress to be held on African soil, the flag is a reminder of the great responsibility that has been entrusted to us.

“In 2012, the IPA Publishers Congress will be held back-to-back with the Cape Town Book Fair, which has already established itself as a rallying point for African publishers. Many delegates to the IPA Publishers Congress will attend both events and will also have an interest in exploring our beautiful city, province and country. The IPA Publishers Congress programme will focus on networks between publishers and creating two-way exchanges between the African continent and the rest of the world,” says Schroeder.

Dirk Elzinga, managing director of the CTICC, adds: “The IPA Congress has never been held in Africa before and Cape Town’s win sets a very important precedent. Publishers from more than 50 countries will be represented at this congress and the economic spin-off for Cape Town is huge. Together with the very popular Cape Town Book Fair at the CTICC, it will present significant opportunities for local business and tourism in the Western Cape.”

Media Enquiries: Riana Geldenhuys on cell: 082 460 5554 or email: rianag@tourismcapetown.co.ca


EDITOR’S NOTE:

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is the global non-governmental organisation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing worldwide. Established in 1896, IPA's mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness for publishing as a force for cultural and political advancement worldwide. IPA currently has 65 member associations in 53 countries. *

* Information retrieved from http://www.internationalpublishers.org/ on 12 June 2008

PACLIG AGM

PACLIG
(Public and Community Libraries Interest Group)

invites you to their AGM

Date: Wednesday 16 July 2008

Venue: Central Library, City Hall, Darling St, Cape Town

Time: 9.30am-12.00pm

Agenda

Welcome

Laughter Yoga presented by Marcia Raymond

Chair’s report and Treasurer’s report

Election

Refreshments

Sneak peek at the new Central Library

RSVP: Kathleen.laishley@capetown.gov.za or Kathleen on 021-4671577/8


There will be an opportunity to join LIASA or to renew your membership

Online registration for LIASA Conference is now open

Online registration is now open. Please go to:
http://www.liasa.org.za/
and click on the “online registration” link on the homepage.
Please note that the early bird deadline has been extended to 31 July
2008.
For more information or registration enquiries, please contact conference2008@liasa.org.za.

Naomi Haasbroek
On behalf of the Conference Organising Team