LIASA 2021 Virtual Conference

The theme, LIBRARIES MATTER! - REFLECTING ON A YEAR OF CHANGE, paves the way for us to reflect on the current state of libraries and librarianship, and the envisioned future for the sector, while setting down steps on how this evolution should happen.

Libraries have faced massive changes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic forced Government to implement various levels of lockdown. The impact on our services is at present still not fully comprehensible as libraries across South Africa, and indeed the world, are still attempting to get back to a measure of their former selves. Inequalities that have plagued us for decades played out exponentially in this regard making it harder for some communities to bounce back to offer services of an acceptable standard. The ability therefore to provide library services during the lockdown period has also varied, not only between sectors of the profession, but also within sectors, dependent on the Province, Municipality or institution in which a library operates.

LIASA Conference 2021 gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, best practices, challenges and innovative solutions towards a LIS sector and LIASA that can demonstrate why Libraries Matter despite the massive changes wrought on our profession.

Date: 27 September 2021 to 30 September 2021
Time: 09:00 - 15:00
Venue: Online
Cost: R1,000 - R3,500

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