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.