Presentation on theme: "PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY LIBRARIES INTEREST GROUP (PACLIG) ANNUAL REPORT September 2007 – August 2008."— Presentation transcript:
PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY LIBRARIES INTEREST GROUP (PACLIG) ANNUAL REPORT September 2007 – August 2008
PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY LIBRARIES: Looking ahead - the changing Role of Libraries
VISION, MISSION AND AIMS OF PACLIG The Constitution of PACLIG is subordinate to the Constitution of the Association and therefore the purpose of PACLIG is to contribute to the achievement of the vision, mission and aims of the Association as stated in the LIASA National Constitution
PARTICULARS OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BRANCH CONVENORS
MEMBERSHIP Membership as reflected on 31 August 2008 – 2008 Paid up members (Primary) 309 – 2008 Paid up members (Secondary) 64 – 2008 Paid up members (Institutional) 32 – 2008 Paid up members (Students) 9 – 2008 Paid up members (Interest Group Only ) 16 – TOTAL: 430
MEMBERSHIP Membership statistics as reflected on 23 July 2007: – 2007 Paid up members (Primary) 268 – 2007 Paid up members (Secondary) 73 – TOTAL: 341 This indicates a membership growth of 89 members since August 2007
ACTIVITIES ATTENDED BY THE CHAIRPERSON Library Week Launches, Training Workshops, Library Charter Imbizo, Conferences Tshwane Librarians Forum, Panel discussions etc.
WAY FORWARD Attending all of the above workshops and events,I feel positive about the future of Public and Community Libraries in South Africa and therefore also positive about the role PACLIG has played this year in contributing to these activities. I believe that the role of PACLIG and our inputs at the various levels of Government will become even more important in future. Let us never forget for whom we are doing it!
CONCLUSION LIASA PACLIG can feel proud about what has been achieved this year. Taking in consideration the problems like staff shortages etc. PACLIG has been visible and active in most Provinces. I wish the new committee every success for their term in office and would like to extend my thanks to the current PACLIG EXCO the Branch Convenors and all the PACLIG members for their support and encouragement offered during our term of office.