The LIASA Western Cape Branch Librarian of the Year for 2008 was awarded to Naomi Haasbroek. Naomi has served in many capacities in the LIASA structures since it's inception. She has twice served as LIASA WC Branch Chair, she has served as the Deputy President for 1 term as well as being the current National Secretary. She is also LIASA Conference Programme Chair. Throughout her terms of office, Naomi has always displayed a sense of professionalism that has been an inspiration to many of her colleagues in the association. She has always shown willingness to lead when called upon and has been a role model for many in the association as well.
On a professional level, Naomi is the Head of Library & Information Services at Ithemba Labs and has also played a leadership role in her workplace by means of a mentorship programme instituted at her workplace.
Naomi is also nominated, unopposed, for the position of President-Elect in the forthcoming elections.
Congratulations Naomi on your award as WC Librarian of the Year.