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

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;
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!

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

Vodacom Century City
082 Century Boulevard
Century City

R50 for LIASA members and R100 for non-members.

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.