Over Half Term the Cawse Library hosted the South African School Librarians’ Conference and the central focus of the conference was “The Library of the Future”.
There were over 110 delegates from all over South Africa and neighbouring countries. What was quite unique about this conference was not only the involvement of the staff members but also the boys of St Andrew’s College and Nombulelo High School.
Daniel Roodt who heads up the Reading & Watching Club wowed the audience with his presentation titled ‘INNOVATION’ In terms of encouraging students to read.
Ayomide Israel-Akinbo, Africa Matshingana, and Jacob Erasmus presented an account of the Interact club which has partnered with Nombulelo high school with whom they have been helping to renovate their school library for the last 10 months. Their presentation was entitled “Community Engagement Through the Library”. The boys received a special commendation from the president of LIASA (Library & Information Association of Association of South Africa) for their work and commitment.
Liam McNaughton and John Marshall took part in the “Author Panel Interviews” and spoke about the book that they are busy co-authoring called ‘Let them Eat Cake’.
Six Nombulelo learners were acknowledged for their service at the “Around the World dinner” which ended the Conference.
The following members of staff members also presented papers: Mr Aidan Smith, Mr Andrew Renard, Mr Craig Cuyler, Mr Roy Hobson, Mrs Vuyo Jamieson, Mrs Melanie Webb.
The feedback on the conference has been so positive and the Cawse Library is the envy of all the librarians who attended the conference.
We also thank the following St Andrew’s College pupils for their help and support: