7 February 2010

Fourth announcement: Stellenbosch Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting 2010

By Lindi Nhlapo

With just over two weeks to go and with only a few available places remaining, this is the final reminder for interested parties to register for the Stellenbosch  Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting 2010.  Registrations for the event will close on Friday, 5 February 2010.
 
Knowing is not enough: engaging in the knowledge economy is the topic for discussion at this unique event which is the amalgamation of the Annual Stellenbosch Library Symposium and the 2010 IFLA Presidential Meeting.  The symposium will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) from 18 to19 February 2010 and the cost is R1500-00 per person.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, will present the main  keynote address at this event with another keynote address being presented by the Senior Director of the Library and Information Service, Ms Ellen Tise. As we are all aware, Ms Tise is the current President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). There will also be an address by the immediate past President, Prof. dr. Claudia Lux,  director of the Berlin Central Library and previous chairperson of the German Library Association.
 
The Symposium Committee is proud to announce sixteen distinguished speakers from ten countries who have accepted invitations to share their knowledge and experience at this unique event. A list of these speakers are available on the Symposium website (http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/sym2010/programme.htm).
 
Knowledge, new and old, is a significant driver for growth, wealth creation and employment. In the developing world it must be viewed as the catalyst for the stimulation of economies and development with positive spin-offs such as reduction in poverty and illiteracy,  and the elimination of dreaded diseases. 
Please join us for this prestigious opportunity to deliberate this challenge, as well as other library and information issues of global interest.
 
For more information pertaining to the symposium, or to register, visit the website: www.lib.sun.ac.za/sym2010/ or contact: Lucia Schoombee, tel.: 021 808-2125 or email: lcs1@sun.ac.za.

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