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GAELIC Celebration Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

*Congratulations to: Dr B Mbambo-Thata on being elected as the 2010 Unisa Woman of the Year

* To all staff members who wrote exams. Let’s hope they went well.

The GAELIC Strategic Plan

Well the GAELIC Summer Camp 2010 has come and gone and we had a really good time with lots of networking and discovery of new ideas or different ways to do thing. Read all about it and access the presentations here.

Once again thanks to all who participated by presenting or attending this event and thanks again to the National Library of South Africa (Pretoria Campus) for the use of their facilities.


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GAELIC Celebration

Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

*Congratulations to:

Colleagues elected to the incoming LIASA Gauteng North Committee for 2010/11:

Modisa Khosie (Medunsa) – Dep. Chairperson

Harry Nkadimeng (NLSA) – Treasurer

Mmakgoshi Reetseng (UP) – PRO

Patrick Sekhabi (NLSA) – Membership

Elsabe Olivier (UP) Additional members:


*The following candidates from the GAELIC libraries have been selected to attend

Third Carnegie Library Leadership Academy (CLLA)

–  Ms Marieta Buys (North West University – Ferdinand Postma Library)

–  Ms Eunice Lesejane (Unisa)

–  Mr Simon Lesejane (University of the Witwatersrand)

–  Mr Danie Malan (University of Pretoria Library Services – Merensky Library)

–  Ms Mittah Masilela (University of Limpopo – Medunsa Campus Library)

–  Ms Refilwe Matatiele (University of Pretoria Library Services – Merensky Library)

–  Mr Victor Mbuqe (Unisa)

–  Ms Maggie Moropane (University of Pretoria Library Services – Education Library)

–  Ms Rebecca Senyolo (University of the Witwatersrand)

–  Ms Julene Vermeulen (University of Pretoria Library Services – Merensky Library)

Congratulations to all

*Librarian of the Year

Denise Rosemary Nicholson, (Copyright Services Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) was voted the LIASA Gauteng South Branch Librarian of the Year and then LIASA LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR.  Well done Denise

*Elsabe Olivier (UP) has been elected as the South African representative on the Board of Directors of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

*Rebecca Senyolo, Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for being awarded the first Ellen Tise Leadership Grant by LIASA. This new grant is named after the IFLA president, 2009/11 and recognizes active involvement in LIASA on any level.  Read more>>>>> thanks to Chatter Box

*Matseliso (Tseli) Moshoeshoe-Chadzingwa, Librarian National University of Lesotho was welcomed as a new board member on the eIFL Advisory Board



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GAELIC Celebrations

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

Congratulations!!  to our GAELIC colleagues who have been selected to be part of the first Carnegie Library Leadership Train-the-Trainer Programme:

Modisa Khosie (University of Limpopo Medunsa Library)

Annah Matodzi (University of Venda Library)

Jacob Mothutsi (University of Pretoria Library Services Mamelodi Branch Library)

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Kays graduation

After giving us a wonderful presentation of her life as a librarian, Kay  Raseroka flew off                      to the Canada to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta                                     Read more about it  >>>

Read her address>>>>


Well done Belinda Boucher (Electronic Content Librarian) of Tshwane University of          Technology for being appointed to assist the Academy of Science of South Africa                    with   their investigation into the electronic information needs of academic staff,                     students and    researchers. The results of this study will inform the Department of                      Science and     Technology   (DST) of relevant databases which may be considered for special licensing  support. Read more >>>>>


Read the Limpopo Leader for information about exciting things happening at the University of                   Limpopo and especially about the Student mentoring programme (p. 19+)

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GAELIC Celebration

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 18, 2010

Nelson Mandela papers published

The William Cullen Library which houses the historical papers and manuscripts at the    University of the Witwatersrand announced that the Nelson Mandela Papers had been  published. Michele Pickover, GAELIC’s Objective 3 Operational Manager and curator of this  section, says the papers were originally given by Nelson Mandela to Geoff Budlender. The  collection consist of nine documents (including some original notes written by Mandela)  that have been digitised and are available for download from the Historical Papers research  website.  Read more >>> or access the Rivonia Trial Collection

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Kay Raseroka gave her final presentation to the GAELIC group on the 24th May with a presentation entitled “Kay looks back”    The slides from this will be on the GAELIC web shortly. GAELIC presented her with a platter to remember us by.

Go well Kay!

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GAELIC Celebrations

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

  • Targeting Talent programme at Wits received a much-welcomed boost when international literacy organisation Room to Read donated 636 books to its cause.
  • Adam Habib of UJ comments about the challenge of journal costs to the universities.  Nov 2009
  • Read the UP library newsletter for an overview of all the exciting things happening at the University of Pretoria library

(Please let us know of other member newsletters which we can highlight)

  • Congratulations to Erika Rood who is to be the Assistant to the current IFLA President Ms Ellen Tise for the duration of her term until 2011. Erika’s is the Training Librarian at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and a member of one of the GAELIC strategic Teams

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GAELIC Celebrations

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 7, 2010

Congratulations go to Kay Raseroka, the Library Director of a GAELIC member institution, the University of Botswana who is to receive honorary degree from the University of Alberta. Read more >>>
Kay served as the first African president of IFLA. She founded Botswana’s Children’s Information Trust, and she has devoted more than 35 years to promoting the importance of oral learning in indigenous communities.

The University of South Africa’s (Unisa) Department of Information Science hosted an alumni    lunch in Pretoria on Thursday 25 March 2010 to honour the Department’s Alumnus of the Year     for 2009 – Mrs Denise Nicholson, Wits Copyright Services Librarian, who obtained her      HDipLIS at Unisa and a BA with two WIPO/UNISA Copyright modules.

Congratulations to the staff of the GAELIC Libraries who were selected to attend the 2nd Carnegie Library Leadership Academy (CLLA). David Mahlangu (UP: Merensky Library), Khomotso Maphopha (UniLim), Annah Matodzi (UniVen),  Tebogo Mogakane (UP: Merensky Library), Mercy Mokgele (Unisa: Polokwane),  Jacob Mothutsi (UP:  Mamelodi Branch Library), Nkisheng Mphahlele (TUT) Violet Nemalili (UniVen), and Suzy Nyakale (UP:  Medical Library).  Well done to all!

Wits University – Wits Portal on Open Access, Access to Knowledge (A2K) and Scholarly Communication Read about it>>>

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