Librarianship an essential for Africa

03 August 2009

Professor Peter Underwood of the Centre for Information Literacy delivered a public lecture at the Muckleneuk Campus of UNISA on 29 July. The topic addressed the broad issue of African librarianship in the global context. In 2008, UNISA Library, in association with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), initiated the UNISA/IFLA Regional Office for Africa Public Lecture series. The series provides a platform for eminent African librarians to deliver lectures on a broad range of issues on Africa and international librarianship. Underwood delivered the 2009 lecture on the theme Testament and Professional Experience. In this he discussed the nature of librarianship as a profession and its importance in the social development of Africa.

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