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

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!