Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scenes from the Western Cape Breakfast

The Western Cape branch held its annual End of the Year Recruitment Breakfast at Durbanville Hills Winery today (Wednesday 30th November 2011).       Our guest speaker was  awesome author S.A. Partridge who shared her thoughts about Young Adult fiction and read a brief extract from her latest book,  Dark Poppy's Demise .

We also took the opportunity to hand over the Western Cape trophy to the Western Cape Librarian of the Year for 2011,  Christelle Lubbe.  And we announced  that the UCT School of Librarianship would remain open and that the PGDIPLIS, Masters and Doctoral Degrees would be on offer from 2012.

Father Christmas's helpers,  Mercia Sias and Jacinta Avontuur, conducted the lucky draws.   Thank you Mercia of World Books, and Red Feather Promotions for the donations.

As Julian Schroeder, Vice Chair of the branch observed during the thank yous,  that members should head back to their libraries, check the Young Adults section for S.A. Partridge's books, and if they weren't there,  to do the right thing and get them!

The breakfast was fully booked with all places taken up on the day!   The food was delicious,  the service excellent and the view priceless.    







Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Western Cape LIASA Breakfast fully booked

Thank you for the overwhelming response for the LIASA Western Cape breakfast.

We are fully booked and can take no more RSVPs - sorry! But you are very welcome to put your name on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

If you have booked and are now unable to attend, please let Najma know ASAP, so that others can be accommodated. The deadline for this is Monday when we need to confirm final numbers with Durbanville Hills Winery. Please note thathttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif "No Shows" will be billed.

Najma is at najma.patel@capetown.gov.za or 021 438 1511.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Breakfast.

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sad News: Veronica Behm-Croucher

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of Veronica Behm-Croucher (Milnerton Library) last Thursday. Veronica served as the children’s librarian at Milnerton Library for many years but she was much more than that to those of us who knew her. No one can forget the passion Veronica brought to children’s work. Her spirit will remain with us forever. We will surely miss her going forward, especially in the arena of children’s work.

Her funeral service takes place on Thursday 13 October at 2pm at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Goede Hoop Street in Bothasig.

Kind Regards

Ingrid Thomson

Monday, October 10, 2011

Western Cape members : Please diarise these dates ...

Two dates to diarise. More details, including costs, will follow later in separate emails.

3rd November 2011: WCHELIG holds its annual colloquium. This time the topic is Information Literacy. This is an opportunity to share experiences and current information literacy practices in higher education institutions in the Western Cape. Venue is UWC Library Auditorium.

30th November 2011: Our annual end of the year breakfast, to be held at Durbanville Hills Winery. Our guest speaker is author Sally Partridge. Menu is a breakfast buffet with hot, cold and sweet offerings.

At both events, there will be opportunities to renew or join LIASA at the Early Bird fee of R375.00 - which will give you membership until the end of 2012.

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson
Chair

Congratulations to Christelle Lubbe

On behalf of the branch and colleagues, we say Congratulations to Christelle Lubbe, our Western Cape Librarian of the Year, who walked away as first runner up at National.

Well deserved! Christelle walks away with R20 000 sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing.

Well done, Christelle!

Regards
Ingrid

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reminder: Membership Campaign 2011

Act now!

There is just one week left to reach the target.

Individual LIASA members could win a Kindle e-reader if you have recruited 10 new members by 15 September 2011 and Branches could qualify for a R3000-00 cash prize if they have increased their membership by 20%.

LIASA NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – 2011

Current LIASA Members

As an individual LIASA Paid-Up member recruit 10 new members by 15 September 2011 and participate in a lucky draw for BIG prizes.

Seize the opportunity!

Recruit! Recruit! Recruit!


All prizes will be presented at the LIASA Annual Conference in to be held in East London from 3 – 7 October 2011.

LIASA Individual Membership Benefits:

* Regular communication via the listserv LIASAOnline and SMS service

* Four issues of the LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional

* South African Journal for Library and Information Science, the academic and accredited professional journal

* Discounted rates for meetings, workshops, seminars and the annual conference

* Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops

* Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards

* Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities

* Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the IFLA membership rate

* Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other LIASA committees

* Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates

* Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities

Monday, September 05, 2011

LIASA Western Cape Branch Librarian of the Year 2011 Announced

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the winner of the LIASA Western Cape Branch Librarian of the Year for 2011 is Christelle Lubbe.

Christelle Lubbe is Chief Librarian at Bellville Public Library. She has been a LIASA member since 2005, and currently serves on PACLIG’s Western Cape branch committee.

She is a passionate public librarian, described by fellow librarians as a “dynamic vibrant bundle of energy that encapsulates the essence of a public librarian.”

She has made a difference where ever she has been - working with Adult Learners at Milnerton Library, where she set up and managed the Milnerton Library Adult Learner Centre (2000) scooping several local and national awards including the LIASA Western Cape Branch Award in 2005. And then her focus changed to developing library staff within the public library sector, which led to her thesis on internal communication in a public library for the Carnegie Library Leadership Academy. She comments that we (as librarians) are developing ways, methods and breakthroughs on a daily basis, but that we don’t record or share this knowledge widely.

This is where Christelle is a role model for other librarians. She has taken the opportunities that LIASA has offered to further develop her leadership skills through the Carnegie Library Leadership Academy, the Research Workshop (her paper will be presented at this year’s conference) and serving on PACLIG in the Western Cape, and shares her knowledge and skills widely.

Christelle will now be competing in the National LIASA Librarian of the Year Award, the winner of which will be announced at the Gala Dinner during Conference 2011.

Congratulations and Well Done, Christelle!

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson
Chair: Western Cape LIASA

Friday, July 29, 2011

Western Cape Branch and Interest Group AGMs

Wednesday 3 August 2011 is an AGM morning for LIASA in the Western Cape, with the holding of the branch AGM as well as that of five of the interest groups.

Venue: UWC Library Auditorium and two other venues within the Library.

Registration 8 30 - 9 am in the library auditorium.

First session: 9 - 9:45 am WCHELIG in the library auditorium

LiSLIG in the library boardroom

SSIG in the Seminar Room on Level 9

Second session: 9:45 - 10.30 PACLIG in the library auditorium

ICTLIG in the library boardroom


Tea and networking 10.30 - 11 am

Branch AGM starts at 11 am in the llibrary auditorium.

We are very excited to inform you that our guest speaker is Rookaya Bawa, from Carnegie, who will talk about Carnegie contributions to the LIS sector in South Africa. This is especially exciting in view of the R10 million grant just made to LIASA to develop a Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship programme.

Then, LIASA President, Naomi Haasbroek, will present the LIASA Strategic Directions as well as share about the 2011 Membership Campaign.

RSVP please to the Branch Secretary, Najma Patel, at najma.patel at capetown.gov.za, 021 438 1511 or fax 021 438 1945 with your name, and an indication of which of the interest group AGM business meetings you'll be attending. Also, please indicate dietary preferences.

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson

Librarian of the Year: Western Cape - call for nominations

We are looking for nominations for the Western Cape LIASA Librarian of the Year.

The Branch Librarian of the Year will then go forward to the national competition where the LIASA Librarian of the Year will be named. The Librarian of the Year is a role model for the Library and Information Services community and a person whose contributions make a lasting impact on the sector.

Branch nominations:- the deadline for Western Cape members to submit nominations to the branch is Friday 12th August 2011.

The nominee should:
• Be a paid-up LIASA member for a minimum of 5(five) consecutive years
• Be knowledgeable about the LIS sector and its resources
• Demonstrate high levels of professionalism
• Currently engaged in LIS sector with a minimum of 5 years in the field.
• Must have a recognized LIS qualification.

Important information about the nomination form:
• The nomination form to be completed and signed by the nominator
• A motivation statement, maximum 200 words signed by the nominator
• The motivation must be accompanied by a profile of the nominee which outlines the nominee’s opinion on the following:
o LIASA’s role in the LIS sector and the future role that the nominee believes LIASA should play.
o As the prestigious award winner, what would the projects/issues be that you would like to see addressed in the LIS sector.

The nomination form is attached, and is also available at http://www.liasa.org.za/sites/default/files/notices/loy_2011_nomination_form.pdf

More information is available at http://www.liasa.org.za/node/577

Previous Western Cape Librarians of the Year are Ingrid Thomson (2010), Nohra Moerat (2009), Naomi Haasbroek (2008), Rose Damon (2007) and Fatima Darries (2006).

Completed forms have to be returned to the Branch Secretary, Najma Patel, via email najma.patel at capetown.gov.za or fax 021 438 1945 by Friday 12 August 2011.

Regards
Ingrid Thomson
Chair: WC

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stellenbosch University 2011 Annual Library Symposium: First announcement

Stellenbosch University 2011 Annual Library Symposium

The Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service takes pleasure in announcing that the Stellenbosch University Annual Library Symposium will resume its usual spot on the academic library calendar this year.

The Symposium has been an important platform for deliberation of library and information service trends and issues, networking and professional development for the last 12 years. This legacy will continue as we, in 2011, turn our attention to the changing research environment in which we as libraries currently find ourselves.

“Today, the research library is at an inflection point”. With this statement, Rick Anderson1 captures a dilemma that has been echoing through the LIS literature in recent years; a dilemma born from various elements characteristic of the contemporary academic research environment.

Emerging new modes of research is one element. Research practice today is increasingly diverse in location, increasingly interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary with great emphasis on collaboration. More diverse and informal modes of communication are used; there is a heavy dependence on information in digital format and researchers have access to vastly improved processing power.2

At the same time, scientific and scholarly publishing is evolving along two distinct paths - one in which large multinational commercial publishers are increasing their dominance in such areas as branded journal titles and access to scientific publication, and the other in which a variety of open access initiatives is emerging2.

Based on the premise that the production and dissemination of knowledge will lead to economic benefits such as the reduction of poverty and unemployment, building research capacity has become a key strategic activity for most higher education institutions in South Africa. Within this context, academic libraries are increasingly called upon to provide the resources and tools to enable their institutions to successfully reach their targets for student and research output, to measure their research and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

This leaves academic libraries with the question: What are the services required from librarians to meet the emerging needs of a new cadre of researchers? And moreover, what skills should we cultivate and develop in meeting the challenge?

1 Anderson, R. (2011). “The Crisis in Research Librarianship” Journal of Academic Librarianship, July 2011 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2011.04.001

2 Houghton, J.W. (2004). “Research practices, evaluation and infrastructure in the digital environment” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 35:3

Date: 17-18 November 2011

Cost: R1500-00 per person (full symposium), R1000-00 per person (17 November), R500-00 per person (18 November)

Venue: JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch University

Enquiries: Naomi Visser, tel.: +27 (21) 808-4425, e-mail: nrv@sun.ac.za

Registration: Details regarding the programme and registration will be made available in forthcoming announcements.

We once again look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch.

LIASA in Touch March 2011 now available online

The LIASA-in-Touch March 2011 issue can now be read electronically on the LIASA website.

The June 2011 issue of the LiT were recently posted to members, and will be available online once the next issue has reached the LIASA members in September 2011.

You can find the December 2010 and the September 2010 editions on the LIASA-in-Touch section located on the Publications tab on the LIASA website (www.liasa.org.za).

Annamarie Goosen
CiCD Project Co-ordinator
A LIASA-Carnegie Project
Tel: 012 324 6096
Fax: 086 694 7272
E-mail: cicd@liasa.org.za

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Invitation from Western Cape Support Staff Interest Group to Workshop

LIASA Western Cape Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG)

Presents A Customer Care Workshop


Presented By Nuroo Davids On 20 JULY 2011 at National Library Centre for the Book

Time 09:00 for 09:30 till 15:00

Cost:
LIASA Members: R100
Non Members: R130
Tea and Lunch will be served

RSVP By 15 July 2011 to
Anolette Manuel Johnson
anolettet@drakenstein.gov.za
(w) 021 - 873 6038

or
Lizel Johnson
lizel@sun.ac.za
(w) 021- 808 4883

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Launch of LIASA 2011 Membership Campaign

We are very pleased to announce the 2011 Membership Campaign for LIASA:

“LIASA Members are Leaders!”

The campaign will be launched in East London on 9 June at the East London Museum at 12:00. The campaign will run from 1 June to 15 September 2011.

As an individual LIASA Paid-Up member recruit 10 new members by 15 September 2011 and participate in a lucky draw for BIG prizes. (Remember to use the correct campaign membership forms to qualify!)

Rewards await your branch when you recruit as many new members as you can!

Add 20% more members to your branch (as it was on 1 June 2011) by 15 September 2011 and your branch will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement and a R3 000.00 cash prize.

As a paid-up LIASA member you join the voice of the LIS profession in South Africa and can enjoy the following benefits:

ü Regular communication via the listserv LIASAOnline and SMS service

ü Four issues of the LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional

ü South African Journal for Library and Information Science, the academic and accredited professional journal

ü Discounted rates for meetings, seminars and the annual conference

ü Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops

ü Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards

ü Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities

ü Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the IFLA membership rate

ü Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other LIASA committees

ü Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates

ü Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities


Naomi Haasbroek
President
Library and Information Association of South Africa
president@liasa.org.za
http://www.liasa.org.za
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LIASANews

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Upcoming LIASA branch and interest group events for June 2011

Here are the forthcoming branch and interest group events for June 2011:

Friday 3rd June WCHELIG: Teaching & Learning Workshop at UWC Library. (FULLY BOOKED!)

Monday 13th June/Tuesday 14th June: Collection Development Workshop at CPUT Bellville. Book online at http://www.liasa.org.za/node/544

Wednesday 15th June: Final follow-up Research Workshop at CPUT Bellville. (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Wednesday 22nd June: SLYSIG Western Cape AGM at Biblionef. 1.30 pm for 2 pm. RSVP to Marianne.elliott at falsebay.org.za

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Collection Development Workshop on 13th/14th June 2011 in Western Cape

Collection Development is the backbone of a library's activities and lies at the heart of what libraries do. With Collection Development we strive to
meet the needs of individuals with the right information at the right time in order to fulfill our mission to build knowledge and to provide input into
developing our nation.

In order to do this well, we have to understand both the potential world of finding the right information at the right time and also to identify the
unique needs of communities of potential library users.

The Western Cape Branch together with the LIASA Acquisitions Interest Group (LACIG) and LIASA-CICD invite you to attend a two-day workshop on Collection Development.

When: 13- 14 June 2011
Where: Library Conference Centre, CPUT Bellville Campus
Fees: LIASA Paid-up Members for 2011: R800
Non-members : R1 100

The program includes topics such as:
* Tools for the selection process
* Criteria for selection
* Determining gaps in your stock
* Selection policies
* And much more
To register, please go online to http://www.liasa.org.za/node/544

Closing date for registration is 10th June, 2011.

For more information, please contact either Ingrid Thomson (ingrid.thomson at uct.ac.za) or Annemarie Hattingh (cicd @ liasa.org.za)


Ingrid Thomson
Chair: Western Cape

Monday, May 23, 2011

Reminder: Ellen Tise - LIASA Leadership Grant to Attend IFLA 2011

Ellen Tise – LIASA Leadership Grant


LIASA has pleasure in announcing the second year of awarding the Ellen Tise – LIASA Leadership Grant. This grant will be awarded in honour of Ellen Tise during her term of office as President of IFLA.

LIASA is proud of Ellen Tise's leadership and want to give a young aspiring leader an opportunity to attend IFLA and learn from this great role model. This grant is awarded in support of Ellen's IFLA presidency as well as acknowledgement of her contributions to the LIS sector in South Africa and abroad.

It is with great pleasure that LIASA invites applications from LIS professionals with leadership potential and presently serving on executive committees of LIASA Branches, Interest Groups and Representative Council.

The grant will cover IFLA registration, airfare to and accommodation in Puerto Rico for the duration of the IFLA conference as well as US Visa application fees.

Please complete the online application form or download a form to be faxed to 086 694 7272 or emailed to grants@liasa.org.za by 31 May 2011. Forms can also be requested from the LIASA National Office.

The successful applicant will be informed by 13 June 2011 to facilitate visa applications.

Terms and Conditions:

· Only paid-up LIASA members in Branch and Interest Group executive committees will be considered.

· Preference will be given to candidates with more than 2 years continuous LIASA membership.

· Applicant must not have registered to attend IFLA 2011 conference already.

· Preference will be given to applicants who have not attended an IFLA conference before.

· Applicant must already be in possession of a valid passport.

· Reports on the conference and subsequent projects identified by the EXCO will have to be submitted to the LIASA President according to dates that will be communicated to the candidate.

· No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants. The selection committee’s decision is final.

Naomi Haasbroek
Fax: 0866116096
Mobile: 0828959931
E-mail: naomi@tlabs.ac.za

President-Elect
Library & Information Association of South Africa P O Box 1598 Pretoria 0001

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

LIASA Western Cape activities in May 2011

There are a number of exciting branch and interest group activities arranged for May.

Further details (including RSVP details) about the activities will follow shortly (or have already been circulated), but you may want to diarise these dates:-

* Tuesday 10th May: LiSLIG event: Dave Duarte will be speaking on "Latest Trends in Social Media" at Vodacom Century City. 2 pm for 2.30 pm.

* Thursday 12th May: PACLIG has a practical session on dealing with staff rosters at the Bellville Public Library.

* Friday 13th May: The follow-up Research Workshop Day at CPUT Bellville. This is by invitation for those who attended the first Research Workshop in November 2010.

* Tuesday 24th May: ICTLIG: Technology Petting Zoo at the new electronic classroom at the Stellenbosch University Library's Learning Commons.

* Friday 3rd June WCHELIG: Teaching & Learning Workshop at UWC Library.

Please watch your email for further updates.

LiSLIG Western Cape: Dave Duarte on "Latest Trends in Social Media"

LiSLIG Western Cape presents;
LATEST TRENDS IN SOCIAL MEDIA
by Dave Duarte (Digital Business Specialist)

Dave Duarte is an entrepreneur, educator and professional speaker specialising in digital media and marketing. He works with organizations globally to help them adapt to digitally driven change.

He has worked with universities around the world, and currently directs courses and lectures for the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Dave is Managing Director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy and CEO of Huddlemind. He serves on the Board of Directors for the South African Blog Awards; is co-founder of 27dinners; and Fellow for Creative Commons SA.

Dave is a natural teacher with an infectious enthusiasm. He’s previous talk was well received and attended by many. Don’t miss his engaging talk!

DATE/TIME
Tuesday , 10 May 2011
14:00 for 14:30
(refreshments will be served from 14:00)

VENUE
Vodacom Century City
082 Century Boulevard
Century City

COST
R50 for LIASA members and R100 for non-members.

RSVP
Margie Struthers at mstruthers@ccr.uct.ac.za or (021) 689-1005 by Friday, 6 May 2011 .
If you are a LIASA member please provide your membership number.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Help and Advice for a Library Makeover

Help or advice needed, please, for a library makeover!

The Holy Cross Children's Home in Parow Valley is looking for assistance and advice in getting their library made-over. The Home is a place of refuge for children aged from 3 - 18 years.

If you would like more information, or would like to get involved, or have some advice and suggestions , then please contact

Michaela Heidemann at michaelaheidemann at gmail.com or 079 9284543.

Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

South African Library Week 2011 celebrations around the country

South African Library Week 19-26 March 2011: “Read in your Language @ your library”

Read all about the SALW2011 celebrations across the country by visiting the SALW2011 page on the LIASA website at:

http://www.liasa.org.za/node/518

You are invited to share your Library Week activities with everyone by sending your programmes and highlights to cicd@liasa.org.za for posting to the LIASA website.

Let us all use this opportunity to promote the important role of libraries in our communities and in the national developmental agenda. It is a time to celebrate and focus the spotlight on libraries and librarians.

Enjoy South African Library Week!!



Naomi Haasbroek
President
Library and Information Association of South Africa

Renew LIASA membership by 31 March

Another friendly reminder that the grace period for renewals for 2011 is expiring on 31 March 2011. After this date, all communication to unpaid members via the listserv will cease and the SAJLIS and LIASA-in-Touch will not be be sent out to you until you have renewed for 2011.

The membership fees for 2011 are as follows:

Membership category

Individual membership
R375

Full time students / pensioner, etc.

R215

International Individual membership
US$110

Africa Individual membership
US$55

SA Institutional membership
R1650

International Institutional membership
US$220

Africa Institutional membership
US$100

There are a number of payments reflecting in the bank account that we are unable to match to members. Should you have paid and have not yet received your receipt or 2011 membership card please contact the LIASA office urgently and forward the proof of payment to admin@liasa.org.za to avoid losing your benefits.

Remember that you can now renew online at: http://register.liasa.org.za/. Please check and update all your personal details online, submit the form and make payment by internet transfer or direct deposit. Please send a copy of your proof of payment with the reference number you will receive to admin@liasa.org.za to complete your renewal. Your renewal will only be updated in the database once we have been able to match your payment in our bank statement.

Please make sure that your membership does not expire as you will lose valuable benefits in the process. Do remember that some awards and grants require continuous membership for you to qualify and you do not want to miss out on those!!

Just a reminder of the benefits of being a LIASA member:

-Regular communication via the listserv LIASAOnline or SMS service

-Four issues of the LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional

-SAJLIS, the academic and accredited professional journal

-Discounted rates for meetings, workshops, seminars, Annual LIASA Conference

-Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops

-Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards

-Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities

-Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the membership rate

-Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other committees of LIASA

-Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates

-Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities at discounted rates

We would very much like to retain you as a member, so do ensure continued membership by renewing your membership for 2011 without delay!


Raspby Ramugondo
LIASA EXCO Convenor: Membership

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SA Library Week launch: reminder

A reminder that the national launch of SA Library Week takes place at the Centre for the Book (Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town) on Saturday 19th March at 9.30 am with the programme starting at 10 am.

Here is a link to the programme
http://www.liasa.org.za/sites/default/files/events/salw_2011_launch_programme.pdf

Hope to see you all at the launch!

Please let us know about planned SALW celebrations in your own libraries by either posting information to SALW 2011: Activities around the country
http://www.liasa.org.za/node/518 through the "Add a Comment" feature or by emailing information to cicd@liasa.org.za.


Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

SA Library Week posters

The SALW posters will shortly be available for distribution. Stocks are limited.

Posters will be distributed to the public and community libraries in Cape Town and the Western Cape through COTC, as well as to CPUT, UWC, UCT and Stellenbosch. A batch of posters will also be sent to Edulis for distribution to schools.

So it is not necessary for members from these libraries to respond to this email.

For the other institutions and libraries: please let me know (by email) as soon as possible, how many posters your institution would like and what arrangements you can make for collecting these.

Here is a pdf image of the poster.
http://www.liasa.org.za/sites/default/files/events/SALW%202011%20web.pdf

There will be more emails regarding the National Launch of SA Library Week which takes place next Saturday, 19th March, at the Centre for the Book.


Kind regards
Ingrid Thomson
Chair

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Western Cape Awards Library winners

On behalf of LIASA Western Cape, I would like to congratulate the libraries who were recognised and honoured at the Western Cape Annual Cultural Awards just announced.

The Most Community-Involved Library Award went to Wellington Library.

This library serves a diverse community, from toddlers to students, and also hosts the aged. The library has close relations with the surrounding schools and also most of the students from the Western Cape University of Technology make use of the facilities provided here. The library staff assist learners with acquiring research skills. They have established satellite libraries in the farm areas in order to assist those that cannot come to town.

Best Youth Services went to Rocklands Library.

This has become a learning centre of the community through their sustainable programmes that have increased the literacy rate of the youth tremendously. The library also strives to eradicate anti-social behaviour by forming awareness programmes around topics such as crime and drugs. They further equip yout with debating skills through their established debating forums, and provide weekly educational workshops for them. They have also established chess clubs with the aim of enhancing the intellectual capacity of the youth through the game.

Best Childrens' Services went to the Langenhoven Memorial Library in Outshoorn.

The Langenhoven Memorial Library ensured that they have books and magazines that are able to equip the learners with the necessary but relevant information. The outreach team visits 27 schools on a quarterly basis and provides learners with awareness topics such as environmental issues while promoting a culture of reading. Annually they host a competition in association with the WCED for learners in the foundation phase.

Here is the full list of categories, nominees and awardees, and citations. http://www.capegateway.gov.za/other/2011/2/categories_nominees_and_winners.pdf

Kind Regards
Ingrid Thomson
Chair: Western Cape

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Western Cape Arts, Culture, Heritage, Library and Archives Services Awards 2010/11

** Closing date is Friday 7th January 2011 **

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries and Archives Services in the Western Cape.
These awards are open to any individuals, organisation or group whose efforts have made a difference to the communities within the Western Cape. The awards also seek to honour those whose work contributes to strengthening the platform upon which the Western Cape can position itself as the creative centre of the nation and abroad.

Overall criteria for nominations:

Commitment to the developmental needs of the community
Projects should have a focus on nation-building, youth development and women's empowerment in the arts, culture, heritage, language, libraries and archives field
Nominees should have extensive knowledge of and experience in Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries and Archives

Please identify and nominate a deserving candidate according to the criteria; that individual should be recognised for the work he or she does . Indicate the category relevant to the nominee as stipulated in the attached category list.

http://www.capegateway.gov.za/other/2010/11/eng_nomination_form.pdf


Nominations can be handed to:
Ayanda Tobi
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
3rd Floor Protea Assurance Building
Greenmarket Square Cape Town

or posted to:

Private Bag X9067
Cape Town
8000

Faxed copies are also acceptable, to be marked for attention:
Ayanda Tobi
Fax: 021 483 9711
086 748 1018

Enquiries:
Ayanda Tobi
Tel: 021 483 9684
Email: Atobi@pgwc.gov.za