On behalf of the LIASA Representative Council and Executive Committee, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 16th Annual LIASA Conference to be held on September 22-26 2014 at Birchwood Conference Centre, Gauteng with the exciting theme "Celebrating Libraries in 20 years of Democracy: Continuing the Dialogue…"
While we celebrate as a nation 20 years of democracy in South Africa, the library and information services (LIS) sector also celebrates its “coming of age”. This theme serves as an opportunity for every library and librarian to showcase how libraries are true symbols of democracy and how they are:
- making the right to freedom of access to information, as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, a reality
- Enhancing nation building and community development by opening their doors of learning to all
- Desired spaces for connecting people to each other, learning resources, communities, government, the world and the environment
- Advancing literacy through the intellectual and aesthetic development of all ages ... READ MORE