Friday, March 13, 2015

SABC to celebrate South African Library Week by focusing on the services of the SABC Information Library

Internal Mailer promoting South African Library Week 2015 at the SABC

South African Library Week (SALW) will also be celebrated at the SABC this year, with a specific Library Day planned on Monday 16th March.

The following is copied from an article on the SABC Intranet by Keketso Magwai of Corporate Communications about the importance of the day, as well as the services that are rendered by the SABC Information Library.

"The SABC joins the rest of the country in celebrating one of the most fundamental information hubs, the library. The celebration of the South African Library Week (SALW) this year begins from the 14th to the 21st of March 2015. The week is meant to create awareness and appreciation for the role that the library plays in connecting, informing and educating the society. SALW was initiated by the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) in 1997 as a campaign with the first library week taking place in 2002.
The SABC Library Manager, Ms. Monica Van Deventer states that “First Citizens must be aware that the library has a vast collection of books, magazines, newspaper clippings, magazines and online resources. First Citizens are always welcome to visit the library, not only for academic purposes, but also for work related purposes and personal development. We urge all First Citizens to make use of the Information Library”. She further highlights that the employees can also access the catalogue from the Intranet, in order to get to the catalogue, click on more links on the Intranet and scroll down where the library link will be found and First Citizens will be able to search for resources from their work stations."
The Library Week campaign already kicked off this week with an internal "Did you Know?" mailers going out on the corporate communications informing personnel about the upcoming South African Library Week as well as focusing on the SABC Information Library.

The plans for SALW Day at the SABC includes a musical welcome on Monday to personnel arriving at work. Harp player, Ventura, as well as Suzette Lombard (Music Library Manager) will be playing music from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. The SABC Media Libraries personnel will also hand out leaflets to the personnel at the entrances, and directing them to the Information Library personnel in the foyer as well as in the Library. The plan is to acquaint personnel with navigating the Intranet to the SABC Information Library's information products that are made available to them. There are also three surprise parcels (including books, music CDs, stationary and note pads) to be won by personnel.

Related posts:

South African Library Week 2015 - Did you know? #SALW2015

South African Library Week from 14 - 21 March 2015

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