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SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY WEEK (SALW) 17-23 MARCH 2014
Wits University Library is joining in with the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) in celebrating Libraries in 20 years of Democracy: CHECK IN @ YOUR LIBRARY.
As part of these celebrations, the Library will be hosting different lunchtime events in the Electronic Classroom, 1st Floor, Wartenweiler Library from 1:00 – 2:00 during Library week. You are all invited.
17 March - Searching the EBSCO Host database
18 March - Becoming proficient with the ProQuest database
19 March - How to access dissertations and past exam papers
20 March - Do you know about the “How to Guides” and the Science Direct database?
21 March - LibGuides – a treasure trove of information for your studies
Join us for an interesting session on 20 March from 9:00am – 10:00am called Getting to Know your Research Community…David Hornsby will share some of his research experiences.
According to Ujala Satgoor, (LIASA President), Librarians across the country will be hosting special programmes during this week to highlight the services and resources available in their facilities. Members of the public are encouraged to visit their libraries during this period and participate in these activities. A selection of these programmes from around the country will be available on the LIASA website, http://www.liasa.org.za.
Did you know that South Africa has:
ï· 5 Legal Deposit Libraries
ï· Library of Parliament
ï· 23 Higher Education libraries
ï· 1993 public libraries (1612 provincial/381 metro)
ï· Approx 3000 school libraries
ï· Corporate libraries; law libraries and special libraries which include Research Council Libraries; Government libraries; Prison libraries; and other related information centres.
This national web of libraries gives access to information and knowledge from all types of libraries around the country and is creating opportunity for the ongoing nurturing of a dynamic, networked and connected society.