The University of Johannesburg Library & Information Centre has embark on a various projects this year: One Book One Library (read now, discuss in September), organizing a Conference in 2010 – “The Future is NOW: New Roles and relationships for Academic Libraries“, etc.
One of them involve providing more sitting space for students in the Library. At Kingsway Library the first 30 new tables were added (25/8/09) on Level 2, next to the Sciences, Health Sciences & Engineering Book Collections. Students have now 81 sitting tables on that floor.
More sitting spaces will be available in 2010.
Also coming in early 2010 is the new Library Computer Training room, with 50 seats and 26 computers (currently we have 13 computers). Will keep you posted….
The University of Johannesburg Library & Information Centre and the Department of English are proudly announcing the project “One Book One Library“.
The aim of the project is to emphasize the role of the library and reading in an academic environment. The book that has been selected is The three letter plague by Jonny Steinberg.The award-winning author Jonny Steinberg travels to explore the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of HIV/Aids. For more information on the book and the project, please visit the UJ Library website.
The UJ community of students and staff are requested to read the selected book over a period of two months, from 13 July to 17 September. Between 15-17 September a series of events related to the book and the themes in the book will take place. The full program will be announced in due time. Copies of the book are available in the Library (all Campuses).
The project creates the opportunity to discuss and explore issues and ideas relevant to our community and our world. The idea is to stimulate intellectual discussion and interaction among students in conjunction with faculty, staff and community members (from the Library website).