My colleague at ASSAf and Education Liaison Officer: Scholarly Publishing Unit, working with Quest Magazine, arranged that we could participate in a community outreach during the week of 3-6 May 2017. It was a unique experience, with the opportunity to train librarians and give back as part of being the Librarian of the Year 2016. The training took place at the Mbazwana Public Library, and was attended by librarians from public libraries in the surrounding areas – 11 librarians in total.
The following contributed to the success of the workshop:
- Susan Veldsman spoke to women in science.
- Zukie Hlwatika spoke to career choices.
- Ina Smith spoke about digital citizenship for librarians, and provided training in Gmail, Google Groups, Google Forms and WordPress.