Martin Nokoane of the Library Services (PC) attended the 17th Annual LIASA Conference which was held at the Durban ICC, from the 10- 14 October 2016. The theme of the conference was Libraries in Action: Transformation and Development towards 2030.
Not only was Martin attending the conference, he also delivered a paper on the topic: New role for librarians: empowering the community by responding to the social responsibility plea. The paper showcased what was done in 2016 by the NWU Library Services on Potchefstroom Campus in relation to community engagement in our area, thereby making the library visible to the community. Through community engagement the university stop to function as a silo and align itself to the South African slogan: “together we can do more”.
The conference was very informative and LIASA was challenged to also play a role to find solutions to the #fees must fall campaign.