CoJ Libraries support the class of 2023: Back-to-school campaign

by Gabriel Mashabela – Senior Librarian Noordgesig Library The month of January, every year is regarded as a Back-to-School month in South Africa. This is the time when all learners of all grades, from grade R to Grade 12 across the country are gearing up for a new academic year. They all prepare to start… Continue reading CoJ Libraries support the class of 2023: Back-to-school campaign

Weltevreden Park Library’s outreach with STINT NGO.

by Gwyneth Perry November is Thanksgiving month and Weltevreden Park Library decided to reach out to women in need by holding a collection drive. The aim was to collect dignity packs from members of the community, to be given out at the end of November. The library is collaborating with STINT, which stands for Supporting… Continue reading Weltevreden Park Library’s outreach with STINT NGO.

Region C Libraries celebrate Open Access Week and Cyber Security Month

By Gwyneth Perry -Senior Librarian International Open Access Week is an event held globally, to demonstrate the importance of open and accessible research findings and to ensure equitable knowledge sharing within the information community. Region C Libraries hosted a virtual program for Open Access Week and Cyber Security Month, on Wednesday the 26th of October.… Continue reading Region C Libraries celebrate Open Access Week and Cyber Security Month

Mobireadathon Reading Competition Pilot2 finals held at Randburg Library

By Tebogo Msimango: Senior Librarian eLearning services Randburg library was buzzing with excitement for 20 learners and staff who were part of the first mobile literacy and reading development programme for high schools. Mobireadathon is a reading development programme aimed at introducing high school youth to reading and writing tools available on mobile devices. It… Continue reading Mobireadathon Reading Competition Pilot2 finals held at Randburg Library

NOORDGESIG LIBRARY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY AND ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY

NOORDGESIG LIBRARY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY AND ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY. by Gabriel Mashabela 08 SEPTEMBER is celebrated worldwide as International Literacy Day (ILD). Interestingly Noordgesig library on this day 08 September 2022 celebrates its one (1) year anniversary. The Noordgesig library was officially opened on 08 September 2021 by the then executive mayor Jolidee Matongo.… Continue reading NOORDGESIG LIBRARY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY AND ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Region C celebrates International Literacy Day!

Region C celebrates International Literacy Day! Gwyneth Perry- Senior Librarian, Weltevreden Library Knowledge is power! Literacy is one of the most important abilities available to humanity. Without the ability to read, write and understand, the future of society becomes stunted. Region C Libraries celebrated this important day on the calendar by holding two events in… Continue reading Region C celebrates International Literacy Day!

The first Mobi-Readathon takes flight!

by Gwyneth Perry : Senior Librarian Weltevreden Library   The City of Johannesburg Library collaborated with the Eldorado Park-based NGO, PUSH (Persevere until something happens) in the first Mobi-Readathon presented by the City. Two stories were published on the FUNZA APP and children from various high schools, who are patrons of the PUSH NGO were… Continue reading The first Mobi-Readathon takes flight!

Joburg Libraries use IoT (Internet-of-Things) to encourage reading culture.

by Gabriel Mashabela : Senior Librarian Noordegig Library     “Libraries have the reputation of always being at the forefront when it comes to adopting and using new technologies (Bansal, Arora & Suri; 2018)”. This indicates that libraries have always strived to adopt new technologies to improve library services and users’ experiences. The adoption of… Continue reading Joburg Libraries use IoT (Internet-of-Things) to encourage reading culture.

CODING IN LIBRARIES:

Johannesburg Libraries introduce Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) tailored programmes. by Gabriel Mashabela- Noordgesig Library “Libraries will be advocates for and facilitators of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where people create their own devices and objects” (Ahmat and Hanipah, 2018). This was concluded during a July 2017 special Global Vision discussion commissioned by The International Federation of… Continue reading CODING IN LIBRARIES:

City of Johannesburg libraries, embrace digital platforms.

By Gabriel Mashabela- Noordgesig Library   City of Johannesburg (COJ) libraries are always exploring new ways to create, nurture and promote the culture of reading. Since the Covdi19 pandemic, COJ libraries have introduced digital platforms and digital innovations such as their new website, www.cojelearning.org.za, and encouraged the use of educational applications (APPs) and social media… Continue reading City of Johannesburg libraries, embrace digital platforms.

Libraries- places of social interaction

By Gwyneth Perry: Senior Librarian -Weltevreden Park Library Libraries are not only repositories for many books, journals, audio-visual material, and digital sources of information. They are also places where people can talk, socialize and find common ground in their love of books. Users can shoot the breeze with the librarians, high school learners can gather… Continue reading Libraries- places of social interaction

Readers are Leaders

Gwyneth Perry, Senior Librarian, @ Weltevreden Park Library In my years of working in the library field, I have noticed a definite trend. Children who read prolifically and are regular library users often excel academically and become leaders within their schools. I am often very proud of my young library users when I’m told that… Continue reading Readers are Leaders

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