SA celebrates Librarian’s Day

2015-07-23 06:02
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The day also serves as an important day on the library and information workers calendar in South Africa and on this day, librarians country reflect on the critical role they play in nation-building and celebrate these efforts.

PHOTO: supplied The day also serves as an important day on the library and information workers calendar in South Africa and on this day, librarians country reflect on the critical role they play in nation-building and celebrate these efforts.

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THE country celebrated Librarian’s Day last Friday. Celebrating this day also serves as important day in the calendar of Library and Information workers in South Africa.

On this day, librarians reflect on the critical role they play in nation- building and celebrate these efforts.

They are supported by the Library­ and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) that speaks with one strong voice in support of the library and information services profession.

LIASA was launched on 10 July 1997 and is the professional body for LIS in South Africa, uniting and representing institutions and people working in libraries and information services, and millions of users and potential users of libraries in South Africa.

It represents the interests of and promotes the development and image of library and information services in South Africa.

This day also highlights librarianship as a worthwhile professional career, raising awareness about librarians as information specialists, information managers, knowledge managers, resources librarians and research librarians,

Again it also focused on the new roles of librarians among others data­ curators, research specialists, repository managers and agents in the scholarly communication process.

Another focus is on librarians as social activists speaking out against issues such as the burning of libraries and promoting a love of reading through marketing and writing activities and book clubs

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