BOTSWANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (BLA) 2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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30 July, 2009

  • Day One: 30.7.2009

    • Opening Ceremony - Chairperson: Mr Edwin Qobose, Deputy Director, UB Library
    • Welcome Remarks - Mr K. H. Phoi, Vice President, BLA
    • Keynote Address - Prof. A. P. Thapisa, ABM University
    • Motivational Speech -Mrs H. K. Raseroka, Director, UB Library
    • Global Libraries Project - Dr S. E. M Sebusang, Project Director, ACHAP
    • Vote of Thanks - Mr Edwin Qobose
  • Paper - Presentations

    • Session 1 - Chairperson:
      Mr J. M. Seanego, UB Library
      • The integration of information literacy skills in the Botswana Secondary Education Curriculum - Mr Andreas Mutoroke
      • A proposed framework for improving public library services in Botswana - Dr Atulang Mutshewa
      • Information Needs and seeking behavior of junior nurses in Botswana public health institutions - Anselm R.C. Umunnakwe and Dr Balulwami Grand
  • Day Two: 31.7.2009

    • Session 2 - Chairperson:
      Dr Priti Jain, Dept. of LIS
      • Open Access Resources - Mrs F. K. Radijeng........
      • Evaluation of the BOLUS system in the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaborone: from the farmers’ perspective - Meshingo Sechele and Trywell Mr T. Kalusopa
      • Information services and community development - Mr Tiro Sebina
    • Session 3 - Chairperson:
      Ms Poloko Ntokwane
      • Building School-Community Partnership for Library Development and Utilization in Botswana Schools - Dr Arinola Rebecca Adekanmbi
      • Knowledge Management for Community Development: Best Practices and Role of ICT - Dr Priti Jain
  • Day Three: 1.8.2009

    • Session 4 - Chairperson:
      Dr Priti Jain, Dept. of LIS
      • Access to information gateway to defined community development - Dr P.M. Sebina
      • Making information services a priority for the attainment of the national Vision 2016 - Dineo Ramatlhakwana
    • Session 5 - Chairperson:
      Dr P. M. Sebina, Dept. of LIS
      • Challenges faced by Public Libraries in Botswana when Disseminating CommunityInformation- Maduo J. White
      • Community-based Information Services: a Philosophical and conceptual framework- Mr S.F.C. Zulu.
      • The Role of Research in Professional Development- Prof. S. Mutula.
      • The Importance of Marketing Information Services for Effective Utilization of Information Resources in Libraries - Lynn Jibril
    • Seminar Presentation: Day Two – 31.7.2009
      • Children’s Literature and school libraries - Participants:Primary School teacher Librarians
      • Facilitators:Ms Bobana Badisang from UB Library;Ms B Modidi from BEDIALibrary; Dr Rebecca Adekanmbi from Broadhurst Primary
      • Information Literacy and School Library Education -Secondary School Librarians
      • Facilitators: Mr. J Seanego. Mr RB Nfila from UB Library Participants:
      • Electronic Information Search - Participants:Public; Special & Academic Librarians
      • Facilitators:Ms A Lebele from BIDPA Library; Ms D Ketshogileng from UB Library
    • Presentations by Sponsors
      • Botswana National Access to Springer’s Electronic Resources - Mr Alan Harris, Springer SBM NL.
      • Kingsley & Associates
      • Libwin
      • Springer
      • EbscoHost and Books Botswana
      • Trade Link