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| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t miss the forthcoming South African School Librarians’ Conference!

I’d like to remind readers that there are only 85 days until the South African School Librarians’ Conference!
The conference will be hosted by St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown (Makhanda), in the Eastern Cape. The theme is “The Library of the Future”. Join conference delegates who want to transform reading, learning and innovation from 28 June to 02 July 2019 and be part of the global shift in the way libraries shape people, schools, communities and the world.
This conference coincides with the 2019 National Arts Festival and delegates will be given the opportunity to experience a show or two as well as shopping at the Village Green Market.
All information including our draft programme can be found on the following website: https://southafricanschoollibrariansconf19.blog spot.com
Early bird registrations are now closed with 55 delegates making the deadline. Our first 50 delegates will receive a copy of our international keynote speaker Ron Starker’s book Transforming Libraries: A Toolkit for Innovators, Makers, and Seekers (EdTechTeam Press: 2017) worth over R350.
Starker is currently working as a librarian at the Singapore American School. He is the developer of “The Connections Project”, which incorporates an innovation centre into a school library.
He has worked as a counsellor, school psychologist and librarian in public schools in several countries.
General registration for the South African School Librarians’ Conference is open until 31 May 2019. If you have not registered yet, don’t miss the opportunity!
A call for papers has been issued so that delegates who wish to share their research or stories that tie in with the following themes
(find the complete list on our website):
• Promoting reading in the digital age.
• Teaching media and information literacy.
• Innovating within library spaces.
• The 4th Industrial Revolution and the role of
libraries.
Thirteen exhibitors are ready to share their products and expertise with us. They are: Booktalk/Overdrive Digital Resource, Coverseal Library Supplies, Wheelers ePlatform, Us against Them author Xoliseka Matara, Libwin Library Systems, Scholastic, Macmillan Education, Newspaper Direct South Africa (authorised PressReader agent), Terrapin Book Covers, EBSCO Information Services and Balakudu Online Books.
Sincerely
Vuyokazi Jamieson
Head librarian
St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

Category: Autumn 2019

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