Celebrating African Librarianship
1124 days ago
The Gauteng and Environs Library Consortium (GAELIC) with assistance from the Wits Library will be hosting a talk by the retiring Director of the Library at the University of Botswana, Kay Raseroka, in Senate House Basement 3, East Campus on Monday, 24 May 2010, 14:00 - 15:30. The title of her talk is "Kay remembers".
After 39 years as a librarian, Kay Raseroka is retiring from her post as Director of the Library at the University of Botswana in June 2010. In honour of a life dedicated to African Librarianship and the specific challenges of preserving oral resources, GAELIC has invited Kay to give a presentation on her memories and experiences. This is a not to be missed experience.
Kay was elected as the first International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) President from Africa in 2003, a position she held until 2005. Among some of Kay's numerous achievements, she founded the Botswana Children's Information Trust and she has devoted more than 35 years to promoting the importance of oral learning in indigenous communities. In recognition of her achievements, she will be receiving the title of Honorary Doctor of Laws of the University of Alberta (USA) on 7 June 2010. In announcing the award, Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Alberta, said: "On behalf of the university senate, it gives me great pleasure to announce an outstanding slate of leading minds and talented people whose service to society inspires our community." Kay will be one of the 12 recipients of the University of Alberta's highest honor. Among these are two other librarians, Hugh Anson-Cartwright from Canada and James Neal from the USA.
Source: LIASA Representative Council and the Executive Committee (29/04/2010)
About the Digital World
1128 days ago
Prof Hilton Judin from Architecture will share his views and experience in the digital world with RUSH (Read Understand SHare) - a reading circle for Wits professional and candidate librarians.
Date: 21 May 2010 Friday
Venue: WWL Conference Room
Topic: The changing world of the library in the 21st Century; digital publication and reading.
Information Literacy Conversations
1135 days ago
The Library Education and Training unit will be hosting Julie Brittain (Head of the British Library of Development Studies, Sussex University) and Siobhan Duvigneau(Information Literacy Co-ordinator)tomorrow, 11 May 2010 in the ECR, Wartenweiler Library at 14:30 pm. The discussion will focus on the information literacy programme at Wits. The two read about the programme and wish to find out more about it and discuss the approaches / practices Wits has adopted. The Education and Training team is looking forward to this exciting meeting.
The Importance of the Literature Review - in research
1139 days ago
Prof. Elly Grossman will present a session entitled The Importance of the Literature Review - in research where she will share her insights into the Literature Review process, as a researcher and postgraduate supervisor.
Date: Thursday, 27 May 2010
Time: 9:00 - 11:00
Venue: Electronic Classroom, 1st floor, Wartenweiler Library, East Campus
RSVP: Thuli Dhalmini on Thuli.Dhlamini@wits.ac.za or (011) 717-1954 or Janet Zambri on Janet.Zambri@wits.ac.za or (011) 717-1953
LIBRARY CLOSURE: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, APRIL-MAY 2010
1153 days ago
ALL LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
Freedom Day: Tuesday 27 April 2010
Workers' Day: Saturday 1 May 2010
New database: Bibliography of the History of Art
1156 days ago
Bibliography of the History of Art
Provided by the Getty Research Institute, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes articles from over 1,200 journals and focuses on scholarly writing about the history of western art.
Journals Included in BHA (PDF, 308K)
It is important to note that the BHA includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal, so many of the journals on this list are covered partially, as only some of their articles are within BHA's scope.
YOU are invited to join us in a session called "The Importance of the Literature Review - in research". Prof Elly Grossman will share her insights into the Literature Review process, as a researcher and postgraduate supervisor. Please join us on Thursday 27th May 2010 from 9:00am - 11:00am in the ECR Wartenweiler Library for a worthwhile voyage of discovery.
Digitisation of Wits theses and dissertations
1169 days ago
The University of the Witwatersrand Library is in the process of digitising the print collection of doctoral theses and masters dissertations in the Library. Alumni of the University who have any concerns about their works being digitised should please contact the University Librarian.