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2018 South African Library Week (SALW)
28 March @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is celebrating South African Library Week (SALW) from 16-23 March 2018 with the theme “Libraries: heart of the Community”. The 2018 theme is a reminder to all library users that the library is a communal space that caters to specific needs whether these are educational, social, recreational or informative. It emphasizes the idea that libraries are central and belong to the community.
The highlight of this year’s celebrations is the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the first National Library in South Africa located in Cape Town. This Library was officially opened on the 20th March 1818.
SMU Library will be celebrating SALW during the third week of March 2018. We will be nurturing and celebrating our very own SMU student writing talent. The programme will commence on 28 March with the launch of two books written by SMU students.