Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Invitation to LIASA members for specific sessions at ISASC Conference

****   To RSVP for these sessions,  please e-mail Theresa.deyoung at gmail.com by Thursday 7 March 2013, indicating which sessions/sessions you will be attending.   ***

The ISASA (Independent Schools’ Association of South Africa) Librarians’ Conference 2013 will take place from Tuesday 2nd April 2013 - Friday 5th April 2013 at Bishops (Diocesan College) in Cape Town.

The theme of the conference is “librarians@centreofchange”.

The ISASA Librarians’ Conference Committee has kindly agreed to allow LIASA members to attend some sessions on Wednesday 3 April 2013 and Friday 5 April 2013 for FREE.    Please note that this  does not include lunch/tea on either days.

These are:

1.  Wednesday 3 April 8H30:
Opening session:  The state of school libraries in South Africa / Sandy Zinn

2.  Wednesday 3 April 09H15:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: School libraries at the tipping point / Cathy Oxley (Brisbane Grammar School, Australia)

3.  Wednesday 3 April 10H15:
Keynote address / Helen Zille

4.  Wednesday 3 April 12H15
We can't afford not to - Equal Education's campaign for school libraries / Doron Isaacs

5.  Friday 5 April 09H45
Panel discussion about e-books: Zak de Vries, Nèlleke de Jager and other members of the industry / Coenraad Walters

*  For the full draft conference programme, see

Kind regards
Theresa De Young

Monday, March 04, 2013

LIASA Western Cape in Dialogue: Mentoring

What is Mentorship? How do you become a Mentor? How do you find a Mentor?  What makes a good Mentor?  Do you have a Mentor or are you a Mentor? 

You are invited to a discussion on Mentoring, lead by Mr Claud Woodman, of Legado: Learning, Coaching, Consulting.  

Date:  Tuesday 12 March 2013
Time:  9 am – 11.30 am
Venue:  Bellville Public Library
Cost:   R30 for LIASA members; R50 for non-LIASA members
RSVP by Saturday 9 March 2013  to  Najma Patel  at najma.patel@gmail.com

Mentoring in perspective: (Mr Claud Woodman of Legado: Learning, Coaching, Consulting)
Brainstorming/Discussion around mentorship in librarianship and what we can do    (Tea/Coffee/Muffins served)
Lucky Draws
Vote of thanks

Banking Details:
Payments can be made into the branch banking account.
Bank                                         First National Bank
Account Name                         LIASA W C
Branch                                     Century City (or use generic for EFT payment).
Branch Code                           200909
Account Number                   50251139760

Please use “Mentor” as Reference  and bring proof of payment to the session.

You’ll also have an opportunity to renew your 2013 membership at the special rate of R395 (which expires 31 March 2013).     There is also an opportunity for new members to join at the special rate as well. 

SA Library Week posters and PACLIG calendars will be distributed at the meeting.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Follow a Librarian: social networking and the Library

 LiSLIG Western Cape invites you to;

Follow a librarian: social networking and the library with Prof Louis Fourie
(Department of Information Systems, University of the Western Cape)
Prof. Louis Fourie will discuss how libraries can leverage social networking tools to connect with their patrons and deliver more of the library’s capacity to all patrons at their point of need.  

Prof. Fourie is the chair & head of the Department of Information Systems at the University of the Western Cape. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Stellenbosch in 1991, as well an MBA degree at the Potchefstroom University in 1999. In addition to the above-mentioned two, he holds four other academic qualifications. 

He is involved in various research projects regarding knowledge management, e-government, e-business, e-learning and bridging the digital divide. In 2004, he received the USB Sanlam Award for research and was appointed as the CSSA Western Cape ICT person of the year at the end of 2009. 

His consultation work spans various industries and disciplines, and focuses on the strategic usage of information technology,  information systems, knowledge management, e-business, e-commerce, and the Internet. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Tea will be served at 14:00

SAAO Auditorium
SA Astronomical Observatory,
Observatory Road, Observatory
(next to the River Club)

R40 for LIASA members and R80 for non-members.
Payment to be made at the door.

Thobeka Mvakade at zm@saao.ac.za or (021) 460-9324 by Monday, 4 March 2013.

If you are a LIASA member please provide your membership number.