TITLE: Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Society Change
SPEAKER: Ellen Tise
EVENT DATE: 2008/02/04
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Ellen R. Tise, president-elect (2007-2009) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), gave an informative presentation on the transformation of libraries and the library profession in South Africa titled "Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Societal Change." The lunchtime program opened up the Library of Congress' African American History Month celebration.
Speaker Biography: Ellen Tise was the first president of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), the national representative body of librarians and information workers in South Africa. She is currently senior director of library and information services at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and will serve as president of IFLA from 2009 through 2011.