Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The International Librarians Network: new round begins September 2014

Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? 
Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. 

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. The next round of this popular program will commence in September 2014.

Applications for the next round of partnerships will open in July 2014 and close at midnight on Wednesday 20th of August 2014. Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure your inclusion.

The ILN is open to anyone working in the library and information industry around the world. The program remains free and the only requirements to participate are an internet connection, fluent English skills, an hour each week and a desire to build professional connections and learn from colleagues.

Get involved now!

Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.

Karen du Toit is the country coordinator for International Librarians Network in South Africa. She has signed up for the third round.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Photos of SABC Media Libraries doing 67 minutes at Woodside Sanctuary on Mandela day #Do67Minutes

From SABC Media Libraries doing 67 minutes at Woodside Sanctuary on Mandela day #Do67Minutes #MandelaDay
From SABC Media Libraries doing 67 minutes at Woodside Sanctuary on Mandela day #Do67Minutes #MandelaDay
From SABC Media Libraries doing 67 minutes at Woodside Sanctuary on Mandela day #Do67Minutes #MandelaDay

The SABC Media Libraries asked to be involved with their special charity at Woodside Sanctuary, a residential home for children with profound intellectual disabilities. Woodside accommodated the SABC Media Libraries by asking them to help over lunch-time. The personnel had to help with cake decorating, and helping to feed the children. It was again an eye-opening experience, and the children loved the extra attention and hugs.

The rest of the photos are here: SABC Media Libraries doing 67 minutes

Winter Appeal 2014
Dear Friends

Woodside is facing an uphill battle to meet our operational costs in an incredibly difficult fundraising climate.
We currently provide full-time residential care to 100 residents with profound intellectual disability. Thirty of our residents have no means of support and the Sanctuary has to carry the entire cost of their accommodation.

Our operating budget for the year is R11 958 187.00. In order to meet our budgeted deficit of R642 408.00 the Fundraising Department will need to raise an amount of R3 532 385.00. Failure to do this will result in a bigger loss for the period.

Without the incredible support from our friends such as you; we could simply not do what we do. Our ability to continue to help depends upon your continued kindness.

Our wards are big and they get really cold in Winter, so we graciously ask that if you are in a position to support, that you please consider making a contribution towards the purchase of warm blankets, tracksuits, children's and adults’ jerseys, pyjamas, dressing gowns, socks and slippers.

This winter please help us keep our residents warm!

All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated!
We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your support
Contact Person:Mrs. Kirsten Williams
Public Relations and Fundraising Manager
Email: ksmith2@mweb.co.za 
Send donations to:Woodside Sanctuary
Standard Bank
Melville Branch:  006105
Account No: 201098784

Related posts:

- SABC Media Libraries' 67 minutes at Woodside 

- SABC Media Libraries hand over gift voucher to Woodside Sanctuary, made possible by Jungle One Hour Projects

- Mandela Day 2014 in the SABC Media Libraries

Blog post by Karen du Toit, and photos by Karen du Toit and Patrick Jack, SABC Media Libraries.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mandela Day 2014 in the SABC Media Libraries

Follow SABC's board Nelson Mandela Day in the SABC Media Libraries on Pinterest.

This is a special time of the year for the SABC Media Libraries when Mandela month and Mandela Day on 18 July come around.

The SABC Media Libraries have large collections of books, newspaper and magazine articles (SABC Information Library), as well as audio material on Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (SABC Radio Archives). The Libraries and Archives are getting a great number of requests for information on the Great Man, as well as requests for audio to be used in broadcasts for Mandela Day by the SABC radio and television producers and journalists.

The SABC has a number of projects planned to celebrate Madiba month, while the SABC Media Libraries will also do their 67 minutes (#Do67Minutes) at Woodside Sanctuary again this year.

Justice Leshilo, Reference Librarian in the SABC Information Library, did an interview on Channel Africa last week about creating awareness about Nelson Mandela.

The SABC Information Library has been been sharing some of their collections on Facebook:

The SABC Record Library shared the following:

The SABC Radio Archives also shared this on Facebook:

Post by SABC Radio Archives.

The SABC Media Libraries will be doing their 67 minutes on Friday.

The SABC Media Libraries will be doing their 67 minutes on Friday.

Check out some suggestions on the SABC website and SABC Facebook on how to get involved.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Justice Leshilo interview on Channel Africa - about creating awareness about Nelson Mandela #MandelaDay

Sheila Bell interviewing Information Librarian Justice Leshilo on One on One on Channel Africa.
The focus is on Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in creating awareness for Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July 2014.

Justice Leshilo talks about his life and career as Information Librarian, as well as the impact the life of Nelson Mandela has had on his life.

His research about Mandela the Man in the Information Library is part a yearly initiative for Mandela month, culminating in Mandela Day. The SABC Information Library has many books, magazine articles and newspaper articles about Nelson Mandela. It is part of the preparation being ready for news and actuality journalists and producers compiling programmes about Nelson Mandela.