World Book Day 2010

LIASA participated in World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 April in Bloemfontein by invitation from the NLSA.

The Centre for the Book unit of the National Library of SA organised a two-day event in Bloemfontein.   A Door-to-Door campaign was held in
Botshabelo on Thursday where CFB staff distributed a total of 3000 books to schools and individuals.

A Spelling Bee Competition formed part of the formal programme on Friday 23 April where learners from local schools participated and tested their
spelling skills.   Various learners also read poetry and other pieces in which they expressed what reading means to them.

The Keynote address was delivered by the Minister of Basic Education,  the Honourable Mrs Angie Motshekga.

Ms Naomi Haasbroek made a presentation on LIASA’s “Every Child a Book” Campaign at this event.

LIASA congratulates the National Library of SA and the Centre for the Book on a very successful day where the importance of books and reading was promoted to the community.

The Library of Congress have published a new set of photos in their Flickr Commons account…

[Copenhagen, Helsingborg, Sweden] (LOC), originally uploaded by The Library of Congress.

The 169 glorious and majestic views of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in Photochrom Travel Views are part of a much larger collection that they will be sharing on Flickr as they move from the top of the world on down. It gives a magnificent then & now perspective… Click on the image to open the album.

New National Council for Library and Information Services

The Department of Arts and Culture has announced that in accordance with the National Council for Library and Information Services Act, 2001 (No. 6 of 2001), the Minister of Arts and Culture has appointed the following persons to the new National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS) for the term 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010. Sabinet would like to congratulate them with their appointments and wish them well with the important role that they will fulfil.


Prof M D R Ralebipi-Simela
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Central University of Technology, Free State (Bloemfontein)

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