International SAOIM Conference

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17 Staff members of the Potchefstroom Campus Library had the opportunity to attend the SAOIM 2016 Conference at the CSIR on 8 and 9 June. Themes were informative and ranged from The 21st century information professional, to the use of social media, strategies for coping with new technologies and mobile information literacy training. Potch Campus Librarian for Undergraduate Support, Sonja van der Westhuizen delivered a very relevant paper regarding embedding information literacy in the lives of undergraduate students.

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By doing this, new students will be aided and equipped with information literacy skills that will improve their abilities to use the library resources optimally. Not only can this orientation assist with their studies, but it can have a large contribution to their life long learning. She laid special emphasis on reaching the future researchers (undergraduates) in a language that they will understand, and also by incorporating into the learning process technologies they are already familiar with.

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