Friday, December 19, 2014

SABC Media Libraries supports Woodside Sanctuary in their Christmas appeal

Loné Botha with one of the eldest residents, Heidi

The SABC Media Libraries have been involved with Woodside Sanctuary for a number of years.
See the stories on our blog: Woodside

The SABC Media Libraries responded to their  Christmas appeal for 2014  by digging into their own pockets for a small donation. The thought was: Better late than never!

The SABC Media Libraries appeal to anyone to also consider Woodside Sanctuary when wanting to spread a little bit of the Christmas spirit!

Season’s Greetings, Friends!
We’ve all heard that it is better to give than to receive. To know that you are helping to make someone’s life just a little bit easier or helping to make someone happy is an indescribable feeling.

So as we close out 2014 we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who kindly contributed their time and support to the running of our specialised facility.

So while you are busy buying and making gifts for your loved ones this Festive Season, please remember there are so many people in need. While most of us take for granted having a merry Christmas, some among us can only pray and dream about it.

Christmas is a special time for our residents and we would like to appeal to you again to help us end the year on a high note by ensuring that those in our care have a very happy Festive Season. We would like to arrange that each child receives a small gift on Christmas day and that we have a special Christmas Lunch that they can all enjoy.

Our ability to help depends upon your kindness, so this Christmas as you contemplate your gift list, won’t you please consider including Woodside Sanctuary

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Libraries Change Lives - inspirational video



An inspirational video about the worth of libraries, by Public Libraries 2020 (Building stronger EU communities)
"There is a lot coming our way these days, and many of us could use some help -- but did you know help is already here?"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Report back on the 16th Annual LIASA Conference - Abel Thulare

Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre 22-26 September 2014
Abel Thulare, Information Librarian 

Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)

LIASA Conference Theme: "Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy: continuing the dialogue"

This year’s conference theme was to call to action national building and social cohesion of life to the common South African story. Everyone plays a part in the shared South African experience.


The LIASA Representative Council & Executive Committee together with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) signed the Lyon Declaration with the United Nations which is guided by Human Rights. This declaration focuses mainly on poverty alleviation, HIV/Aids and focus on youth regarding access to education. Women and girls have the right of access to information in order to eradicate poverty. Information professionals manage data to provide accurate information to all sectors of government and society.Also cultural heritage preservation, more especially in the public sector. The focus should be on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to become pivotal in bridging the gap of technology, especially in rural communities. The declaration was signed by NLSA & LIASA and handed over to the United Nations.


Monday, December 1, 2014