The publication of the LIS competency index by Jaya Raju is the outcome of an NRF-funded project aimed at developing a national LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa.
LIS students were this year given the task of re-curating the sculpture Saartjie Baartman by Willie Bester that currently occupies the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library at UCT. The result is a virtual space that directly confronts issues of curation and those of the digital realm, bringing the students themselves (and hopefully consumers of the virtual exhibition) into dialogue with social realities as well as with the constraints and affordances of the virtual media.
LISC mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor Deon Kesting, who held the first Chair of Librarianship at the University of Cape Town,
Dr Connie Bitso presented a plenary paper – Using WhatsApp to sustain functional school libraries in Khayelitsha at the 22nd Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL XXII) at the Royal Swazi Sun, eZulwini, Swaziland, 25 -29 April 2016.