Monday, December 07, 2009

LIASA Western Cape End-of-Year Recruitment Breakfast 2009


Bronwen and Julian at the registration table



Guest speaker Lukhanyo Mangona


Nohra Moerat accepting the award for the Western Cape Branch Librarian of the Year in second place



Fish Hoek and Masiphumelele Library Team has won the 2009 LIASA: WC Branch Award. Congratulations to Lyn Steyn and her team for the wonderful work that they do in the community.










Attendees enjoying the breakfast

Thursday, November 05, 2009

WCHELIG/ICTLIG Mini-Symposium -17 November 2009

Please diarise the morning of Tuesday, 17th November 2009 for the WCHELIG/ICTLIG Mini-Symposium to be held in the Conference Rooms in the New Library Building at CPUT (Bellville Campus).

It will be an opportunity to hear presentations including from the LIASA Conference, as well as from the Internet Librarian Conference (just held in London). It will be a good opportunity to network and share what is happening in our libraries. And of course, to celebrate the end of a very full academic year!

More details about the event will follow shortly.

Kind regards

Ingrid Thomson
WCHELIG Chair

Tel: +27 21 650 3703 Fax: +27 21 689 7569
Email: Ingrid.Thomson@uct.ac.za

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LIASA BREAKFAST ON 02/12/2009

Please be advised as follows:

Western Cape breakfast will be on 02 December 2009. I am sure you do not want to miss this day, so diaries this date now. Venue, and contribution amount towards this prestigious event will follow soon. Same day chair will be handing over the trophy and certificate to Nohra for her achievement in the Library of the Year competition. Please come to renew your membership and bring along a colleague, to join.

Lulama Langeni
Tel.: 021 371 3360
Fax: 021 371 3333
Cell: 084 874 3828
e-mail: lulama.langeni@capetown.gov.za
Website: www.capetown.gov.za
LIaSA: Western Cape: P R O

Library Congress in Medellin, Colombia

Hi my dear friends,

In the library net where I work, we are organizing an international Congress about libraries in country areas, we are very interested in an organization or NGO or a person specialized in that kind of library work. Could you help me with the contacts. The Congress will be on November 11 to 13.

Thank you.
Sandra Rua [mailto:sorara@yahoo.com]

LIASA Membership Fees for 2010

At the LIASA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Thursday October 01, 2009, the following fees for 2010 were approved:

Individual membership
R350

Full time students/pensioner
R200

International individual
$100

Africa individual
$50

SA Institutional
R1500

International institutional
$200

Africa institutional
$90


***EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP FEE***

As in past years, individual members have the opportunity to renew their 2010 membership at the 2009 fee of R275. This "early bird" membership renewal will be accepted until December 31 2009. Make use of this offer to renew your membership to LIASA.

Should you miss this opportunity you will then pay the full fee of R350.00 for 2010. Membership forms are available on the LIASA website: http://www.liasa.org.za/join_liasa/memforms.php


BENEFITS

Professional Identity; Networking; Publications (LiT & SAJLIS); Access to LIASAonline listserve; Quality subsidised training; Discounted conference, training, workshop and meeting fees; Awards; and Grants

THINGS TO NOTE WHEN RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP:

1. Please use the following bank details:

ACCOUNT NAME: LIASA
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
BRANCH: BROOKLYN 251-345
CHEQUE A/C NUMBER: 5325 1066 743

2. In the reference box of the deposit slip, clearly print your first name and surname.
3. Fax proof of payment to 012-323 1033
Should you have any queries please contact Francien Maritz on 012 323 4912

Ujala Satgoor
LIASA EXCO: Membership

Stellenbosch University Library 2010 Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting

The Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service has been host to a very successful Annual Symposium since 1998 which has become an important event on the national library calendar. In honour of Ms Ellen Tise's IFLA presidency it has been decided to amalgamate this symposium with the first IFLA Presidential Meeting.

The next Symposium will therefore be presented as the Stellenbosch University Library 2010 Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting and will take place from 18 to 19 February 2010.

Having already earned a good reputation over the past ten years, the amalgamation of the Symposium with the IFLA Presidential Meeting creates an even more distinguished platform for deliberation on library and information issues of global interest, as well as for networking and professional development.

The theme of the Symposium is Knowing is not enough: engaging in the Knowledge Economy which will explore the role of libraries in the knowledge economy. One of the famous quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Knowing is not enough; we must apply" is used in the title to signify a need for libraries to actively pursue its pivotal role in the knowledge economy, pathing the way for growth, innovation and prosperity by driving access to knowledge. The latter which coincides with the presidential theme.

The Stellenbosch University's prestigious Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), a place often referred to as a ‘Creative Space For The Mind’, has been chosen as the venue for the Symposium.

I kindly invite you to join us at this unique event and look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch.

For more information, please consult the Symposium website (http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/Sym2010/) which will continuously be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Lucia Schoombee
SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

LIASA WESTERN CAPE BRANCH AWARD NOMINATIONS

LIASA WESTERN CAPE BRANCH AWARD 2009

The Western Cape Branch of LIASA is calling for nominations for the 2009 Branch Award.

The LIASA Western Cape Branch Award recognizes an individual librarian or library team from any library (public, school, academic or special library) who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in marketing, promoting and advocating for a single library or libraries in the Western Cape.

There are innovative and imaginative programmes, projects and events happening across the Western Cape in all our libraries. This award is aimed at recognizing and honouring the librarians for their creativity in promoting, marketing and advocating in their libraries through these activities.

So regardless of the size or type of library you are in, if your library has had a special programme or project or event in the past year, where you have made a difference, raised the profile of your library – we want to hear about it!

What type of programmes or projects would be considered? We are looking for programmes or projects which include the promotion and expansion or outreach of library services to the community where it did not exist before or in response to community needs. These could include:-

· support for educational programmes

· library programmes including promotion of library resources

· literacy, literature and reading programmes

· community outreach

· building or strengthening of local political, fiscal and public support

Criteria

All nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:-

· how innovative and imaginative the marketing was

· the obstacles and challenges faced, the partnerships developed

· how creatively resources were used

· the results obtained (outcomes)

· how the library is using these results

· sustainability

Only programmes or projects carried out from January to December 2008 are eligible. Previously nominated individuals or library programmes are eligible to be nominated again provided that they have not won the Award.

Who may be nominated?

If an individual librarian is nominated, he/she should be a current paid-up (2009) individual LIASA member. In the case of a library team being nominated, at least one member of the library team should be a current paid-up (2009) individual member.

Who may nominate?

Current paid-up (2009) Western Cape individual members may nominate individuals or library teams. Each entry must be accompanied by a written motivation from the nominator.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will comprise the Chair of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA; the Public Relations Officer of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA; the convenor or a representative from each of the following Western Cape interest groups:- the Public and Community Libraries (PACLIG); Special Libraries (LiSLIG), Higher Education (WCHELIG) and School Libraries and Youth Services (SLYSIG); Rheina Epstein, donor; and an independent marketing specialist.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

What do you need to do to enter?

1. You must be a current paid-up (2009) member of LIASA or at least one member of your team needs to a current paid-up member.

2. You or your library team must be nominated by a current paid-up (2009) member of LIASA. Each nomination must be accompanied by a written motivation.

3. Only programmes or projects carried out from January to December 2008 (the previous year) are eligible.

4. Together with the proposer’s written motivation, you need to submit a portfolio which includes:-

• A written description of the programme expanding on the planning and execution, obstacles and challenges faced, the resources used and the results obtained

• Statistical information about the library, including the community served, circulation figures and staffing must be included as this will be helpful in giving context to the written submission

• Supporting material such as brochures, testimonials, press clippings, flyers and photographs should be included to substantiate the nomination. (These will not be returned as they will be used in other advocacy or marketing activities by the Branch and relevant interest groups.)

The individual or representative of the team that has been nominated should be available to provide further information either through interviews or site visits.

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms for the 2009 LIASA Western Cape Branch Award will be made available via the branch website at http://www.liasa.org.za/branches/wcape.php or through the Western Cape branch newsletter or via the branch blog at http://

www.westerncapeliasa.blogspot.com. Nomination forms are also available from any branch or branch interest group committee members.

Closing Date

All nominations and supporting material must be received by 30 October 2009.

Announcement of Winner

Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the branch’s end-of-the-year Showcase event where the winner of the 2009 LIASA Western Cape Branch Award will be announced. (In the case of a team, a representative will be invited to the function.)

Need more info? Contact the current branch Chair or branch PRO.

Lulama Langeni
Tel. : 021 371 3360
Fax : 021 371 3333
Cell : 084 874 3828

e-mail : lulama.langeni@capetown.gov.za
Website : www.capetown.gov.za
LIaSA: Western Cape: P R O

BRANCH ACHIEVEMENTS DURING CONFERENCE 2009

Once again we have made it. Let us continue working united and aiming at achieving excellence in Western Cape.

The Western Cape Branch is proud to announce that the Western Cape Branch has yet again won the President's Award for Best Branch. This will have been the third occasion that the Branch has won this award. My sincere thanks to the members of the Branch for making this possible since it will not have happened without the loyalty of members to the Branch.

The Western Cape Branch Librarian of the Year, Nohra Moerat, was also chosen as second place candidate in this prestigious award. She has won a R20 000 prize awarded by EBSCO. Congratulations Nohra on your achievement.


Best Regards

Lulama Langeni

LIASA Librarian of the Year 2009

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winner of the LIASA Librarian of the Year 2009 award. At a glamorous gala dinner in Bloemfontein on 1 October, Busi Dlamini (Gauteng South) walked off with the first prize of R30 000-00 and a trophy sponsored by UKS. The second prize of R20 000-00 and a trophy, sponsored by EBSCO went to Nohra Moerat (Western Cape). The third place was awarded to Raspby Ramugondo (Free State). She received R10 000-00 and a trophy sponsored by SABINET.

LIASA congratulates these winners of this prestigious award on an outstanding achievement. The increased sponsorship for the award for the LIASA Librarian of the Year is an acknowledgement of the status of this award in the profession. This resulted in an increase in the number of nominations for this year’s competition. This is also an indication of the quality and performance of LIASA members.

LIASA also congratulates the branch winners on their excellent performance and thank them for their valuable contribution to the profession.

In congratulating the winners, the Sponsors confirmed their support for LIASA and expressed the wish to continue partnering with LIASA to ensure the ongoing development of the profession. LIASA acknowledge with pride and gratitude the support of our three sponsors for this prestigious award: UKS, EBSCO and SABINET.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

LIASA Western Cape Librarian of the Year

LIASA Western Cape Branch is proud to announce that its Librarian of the Year candidate is Nohra Moerat.

Having worked in public libraries before, both at a local and provincial level, Nohra is currently the GM: Group Libraries & Archives at E-TV. During her career Nohra has shown both innovativeness as well as dedication to promoting the use and value of the library. She has both formally trained staff as well as mentored staff during her career.

As a staunch supporter of the Library Association, Nohra has also played a vital role in the development of LIASA from its infancy to present day. Nohra formed part of the team that organised the first Western Cape Conference in 1999, having been responsible for the publicity and media surrounding the Conference. She was then co-opted as Branch PRO and eventually elected National PRO of LIASA, a role she carried out over 2 terms of office. In this role Nohra initiated the formal recognition of SA Library Week with the National Department of Arts & Culture and managed the national launch of SA Library Week in various centres around South Africa. Nohra also arranged Authors and Writers sessions at the 2001-2004 LIASA Conferences. Nohra has also been the editor of LIASA-in-Touch between 2003-2007 and formed part of the Editorial Management Board of the SA Journal for Libraries and Information Science (SAJLIS).

It is for these reasons that the Western Cape endorses its nomination of this outstanding Librarian of excellence.

Kind regards.
Lulama Langeni
P R O Western Cape

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LIASA Conference 2009: Early bird registration

The LIASA Conference 2009’s early bird registration will come to an end on 15 August.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have further enquiries:

E-mail: conference2009@liasa.org.za
Tel: 0861-921-921
Fax: 051-406-1795

Kind regards,
Dora Ackerman

Grant applications for LIASA Conference

Grant applications to attend the LIASA Conference 2009 in Bloemfontein close on Saturday 15 August. Hurry, or you will miss out!

Application forms can be downloaded from the website at http://www.liasa.org.za or requested from the LIASA Office on 021 328 2010 or liasa@liasa.org.za.

Please complete the forms and return to grants@liasa.org.za or by fax to: 012 323 1033.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsorship from the Department of Arts and Culture.


Naomi Haasbroek
President-Elect
Library and Information Association of South Africa
Http://www.liasa.org.za

HEAD: Library and Information Services
iThemba LABS
P O Box 722
Somerset West
7129

Tel: +27 21 843 1000
Tel: +27 21 843 1259 (Direct
Fax: 0866116096 or +27 21 843 3525
Mobile: 0828959931
E-Mail: naomi@tlabs.ac.za
http://www.tlabs.ac.za

Postponement of LIASA:WC AGM

Due to various calls for an alternative date as well as to accomodate other LIASA processes, the LIASA:WC AGM scheduled for Thursday, 13 August 2009 will be postponed to Friday, 4 September 2009.
The new date is unfortunately the only one that accomodates our Keynote Speaker and will hopefully not inconvenience many members. This new date will also allow us to conclude on the LIASA Librarian of the Year competition process for the Western Cape and thus allowing us to announce the Western Cape winner at the AGM.
Further details regarding the venue will be communicated at a later stage.
We apologise for any incovenience caused.

Regards,
Nazeem Hardy
(Chair- LIASA:WC)

Library Marketing & Research Officer
Directorate: Community Services
Department: Library & Information Services
City of Cape Town
22nd Floor
Tower Block
Civic Centre

Tel: +27 21 400-3933
Fax: +27 21 400-4076
Mobile: 084 8888 408
E-mail: Nazeem.hardy@capetown.gov.za
Website: www.capetown.gov.za

Thursday, July 09, 2009

LIASA WC Branch Award - Call for Nominations

LIASA WESTERN CAPE BRANCH AWARD 2009

The Western Cape Branch of LIASA is calling for nominations for the 2009 Branch Award.

The LIASA Western Cape Branch Award recognizes an individual librarian or library team from any library (public, school, academic or special library) who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in marketing, promoting and advocating for a single library or libraries in the Western Cape.

There are innovative and imaginative programmes, projects and events happening across the Western Cape in all our libraries. This award is aimed at recognizing and honouring the librarians for their creativity in promoting, marketing and advocating in their libraries through these activities.

So regardless of the size or type of library you are in, if your library has had a special programme or project or event in the past year, where you have made a difference, raised the profile of your library – we want to hear about it!

What type of programmes or projects would be considered?

We are looking for programmes or projects which include the promotion and expansion or outreach of library services to the community where it did not exist before or in response to community needs. These could include:-

support for educational programmes
library programmes including promotion of library resources
literacy, literature and reading programmes
community outreach
building or strengthening of local political, fiscal and public support

Criteria

All nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:-

how innovative and imaginative the marketing was
the obstacles and challenges faced, the partnerships developed
how creatively resources were used
the results obtained (outcomes)
how the library is using these results
sustainability

Only programmes or projects carried out from January to December 2008 are eligible.

Who may be nominated?

If an individual librarian is nominated, he/she should be a current paid-up (2009) individual LIASA member. In the case of a library team being nominated, at least one member of the library team should be a current paid-up (2009) individual member.

Who may nominate?

Current paid-up (2009) Western Cape individual members may nominated individuals or library teams. Each entry must be accompanied by a written motivation from the nominator.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will comprise the Chair of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA; the Public Relations Officer of the Western Cape Branch of LIASA; the convenor or a representative from each of the following Western Cape interest groups:- the Public and Community Libraries (PACLIG); Special Libraries (LiSLIG), Higher Education (WCHELIG) and School Libraries and Youth Services (SLYSIG); Rheina Epstein, donor; and an independent marketing specialist.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

What do you need to do to enter?

You must be a current paid-up (2009) member of LIASA or at least one member of your team needs to a current paid-up member.
You or your library team must be nominated by a current paid-up (2009) member of LIASA. Each nomination must be accompanied by a written motivation.
Only programmes or projects carried out from January to December 2008 (the previous year) are eligible.
Together with the proposer’s written motivation, you need to submit a portfolio which includes:-
A written description of the programme expanding on the planning and execution, obstacles and challenges faced, the resources used and the results obtained
Statistical information about the library, including the community served, circulation figures and staffing must be included as this will be helpful in giving context to the written submission
Supporting material such as brochures, testimonials, press clippings, flyers and photographs should be included to substantiate the nomination. (These will not be returned as they will be used in other advocacy or marketing activities by the Branch and relevant interest groups.)
The individual or representative of the team that has been nominated should be available to provide further information either through interviews or site visits.

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms for the 2009 LIASA Western Cape Branch Award will be made available via the branch website at http://www.liasa.org.za/branches/wcape.php or through the Western Cape branch newsletter or via the branch blog at http://www.westerncapeliasa.blogspot.com or from any branch or branch interest group committee members.

Closing Date

All nominations and supporting material must be received by 30 October 2009.

Announcement of Winner

Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the branch’s end-of-the-year Showcase event where the winner of the 2009 LIASA Western Cape Branch Award will be announced. (In the case of a team, a representative will be invited to the function.)

Need more info? Contact the current branch Chair or branch PRO

EXAMPLE OF NOMINATION FORM:

2009 LIASA WESTERN CAPE BRANCH AWARD NOMINATION FORM

* Closing Date for Nominations is 30 September 2009 *

DETAILS OF NOMINEE:


Name: ………………………………………………………………………………

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………..

Tel no.: …………………………….

Cell no.: ……………………………

Email: ……………………………………………………………………………….

Library/Institution: ………………………………………………………………..

LIASA membership no: ……………………

Date of joining: ……………………………..

I/We hereby accept the nomination.


Signature(s) of nominee(s):



DETAILS OF LIBRARY TEAM (if applicable)

Name
LIASA Membership No

DETAILS OF PROPOSER:

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………

Address: …………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………….

Tel no.: ………………………………

Cell no.: …………………………….

Email: ………………………………………………………………………………

Library/Institution: ………………………………………………………………..

LIASA membership no: ………………………

Date of joining: ………………………………

Signature of proposer:


For office use only

PACLIG Annual General Meeting

Library and Information Association of South Africa Western Cape

PACLIG
(Public and Community Libraries Interest Group)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Arthur Atwell will discuss

E-BOOKS AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2009

Venue: Central Library

Time: 9.00am for 9.30am

Refreshments will be served

RSVP: Kathleen.laishley@capetown.gov.za or on 021-4671577. Booking essential.

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

Latest Newsletter now available

The latest branch newsletter (Western Cape News) is now available at the following link on LIASA’s website:

http://www.liasa.org.za/branches/wcape/LIASA_WC_Newsletter_June2009.pdf

Friday, June 12, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Cape Town Book Fair 2009

Where Cape Town
When 2009/06/13 10:00 am to 2009/06/16 10:00 am
Venue Cape Town International Convention Centre

Join over 50 000 bibliophiles of all persuasions this June. The Cape Town Book Fair is an exciting, vibrant meeting place that brings together readers, writers and publishers in meaningful exchanges of concepts. This year the focus will be on literature from each corner of Africa. Migration, Cultural Diversity, African Scholarship all contribute to the fascinating evolving African literary landscape.

Whether your passion is crime writing, political thrillers, green issues, children's books, romance, graphic novels or a host of other genres you are sure to find it at the book fair. You will also get a chance to meet your favourite authors, listen to new voices, attend book releases and chill out with thousands of people who share a love of reading.

Got kids? Take your kids along and fall in love with books together. In Africa our children are our wealth and our stories have unlimited richness. See you there!

Contact Person
Contact Details info@capetownbookfair.co.za
Event website www.capetownbookfair.com

WC LIASA Genealogy Presentation - Riaan Cruywagen reveals his Roots

Am forwarding the message below for your information and also as a way to advertise the Genealogy presentation to be held at Central Library in Cape Town on Wednesday 10th June. Our presenters are Heather MacAlister of Ancestry 24 and Sandy Shell of the African Studies Library at UCT.

There is still some space at the presentation - just email Bronwen.Abrahams@capetown.gov.za to RSVP. There is a R20 charge for LIASA members, while non-members pay R50.

The 1st episode of the SA version of "Who do you think you are?" featured Nthati Moshesh. Nthathi happens to be the great, great grand-daughter of King Moshoeshoe, the first king of Basotho, and in this episode, she crosses the border into Lesotho to speak to historians and family members, and travels to understand her ancestry. Will she decide to change her name back to Moshoeshoe or will she remain Moshesh? But why is her surname now different? What happened along the annals of history?

And for those who have access to DSTV, the BBC series is being repeated on BBC Knowledge.

Regards

Ingrid Thomson

Family History/Genealogy Presentation forLibraries

Do these sound like familiar questions across the reference desk?

"I want to do some research on my family. Where do I start?"
"My child needs to do some research on our family for a history project."
"I''ve been watching that new TV series called "Who do you think you are?" * where Nthati Moshesh (from Scandal!) traced her family history. I want to do the same."

* aired on SABC2 at 9 pm starting Sunday 31st May, shows SA celebrities tracing their roots. For more info http://www.ancestry24.co.za/DailyTopic2.aspx?Article=153

Heather McAlister of Ancestry24 and Sandy Shell, Head of the African Studies Library at UCT will be talking to library staff about family history research, how to go about it, and what to advise our patrons on how and where to find the information they need.

When: Wednesday 10th June 2009
Time: 11 am (Tea from 10.30 am)
Venue: Central Library, Cape Town

Costs: R20 for LIASA members; R50 for non-LIASA members

RSVP: Bronwen Abrahams on 21 397 3175/6 or via email Bronwen.abrahams@capetown.gov.za.
by Monday 8th June 2009.

Monday, March 02, 2009

LIASA SALW Invite 2009

You are cordially invited to THE LAUNCH OF SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY WEEK 2009 at Luhlaza High School, Khayelitsha on Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 12H30 -14H00. Guest Speakers include Ms.Sindi Lingela (Deputy Director General For Institutional Development and Co-ordination) and Prof. Genevieve Hart (Department of Library & Information Science, University of the Western Cape)

RSVP's to Fadeela Davids at fadeela6@webmail.co.za by Friday, 6 March 2009.

Regards,
Nazeem Hardy
(CHAIR - LIASA: WC)

Library Marketing & Research Officer
Directorate: Community Services
Department: Library & Information Services
City of Cape Town
22nd Floor
Tower Block
Civic Centre

Tel: +27 21 400-3933
Fax: +27 21 400-4076
Mobile: 084 8888 408
E-mail: Nazeem.hardy@capetown.gov.za
Website: www.capetown.gov.za

Monday, January 05, 2009

LIASA WC Newsletter - December edition

The latest LIASA Western Cape News is now available on LIASA's website. Please follow the link below:

http://www.liasa.org.za/branches/wcape/Westcape_newsletter_Dec2008.pdf


Kind regards
MariƩ Roux
Bestuursinligting en Gehalteversekering
Biblioteek- & Inligtingsdiens / Library & Information Service
Universiteit Stellenbosch / University of Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 (021) 808 2623
Faks: +27 (021) 808 3723
mr@sun.ac.za
http://www.sun.ac.za/library