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South African Libraries Spotlight...
we want you to speak at the OCLC Meeting!

The lightning talks are now confirmed!

We are pleased to announce that we have now recieved all submissions and delegates will be able to enjoy presentations from the following individuals:

  • Anne-Lise Fourie, Biodiversity Heritage Library Africa
  • Nazeem Hardy, City of Cape Town Library & Information Services Department
  • Denyse Knipe, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Mpho Regina Masienyane, Lintle Community Awakening (Lintle)

How will the lightning talk sessions work?

The session will take place during the afternoon of 24 February 2014 from 3pm. Four proposals have been selected to present during this session. The audience will be given the opportunity to vote at the end of the session on the basis of two criteria: content and delivery. The final key note speaker will address the conference whilst voting is verified and the winner is confirmed. The final key note speaker, John Tsebe will present the prize to the winner before the close of day one.

If you have any queries regarding the Lightning Talk session please contact Nicolette on the email above or telephone +44 (0)121 456 7725




If you are a librarian working in a library in South Africa, then this opportunity might interest  you.  On 24 and 25 February 2014, OCLC are holding their Annual EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Africa, in Cape Town.  They are inviting librarians from South Africa to submit their proposal for a lightning talk (5 minutes), on the subject of “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”

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