Celebrating Library Rockstars: The 2023 LIASA -Sabinet Influential Library Leader Award
The Influential Library Leader Award shines a spotlight on a remarkable librarian, recognising their exceptional contributions and exemplary leadership in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field. This prestigious award, sponsored by Sabinet, pays tribute to the true champions of the LIS profession—those visionaries who not only inspire but also lay the foundation for a lasting legacy, benefiting not just themselves but the entire community of LIS practitioners.
The pinnacle moment arrives each year at the annual LIASA Conference, hosted by the Library and Information Association of South Africa. This year, the conference convenes in the picturesque Somerset West from October 10 to 13. Sabinet, a longstanding supporter of LIASA over the years, underscores the pivotal role librarians play in shaping our society.
“Sabinet’s commitment to this recognition underscores our heartfelt appreciation for the tireless dedication and transformative influence of librarians,” explains Sabinet Managing Director Ros Hattingh. “Alongside our sponsorship of the Annual LIASA Conference once again this year, Sabinet proudly presents the LIASA – Sabinet Influential Library Leader Award 2023.”
“This award seeks to honour and celebrate the inspiring leaders of the LIS profession. It is a testament to the profound impact librarians have on knowledge dissemination and societal progress.”
In essence, librarians are not just keepers of knowledge; they are architects of change, the stewards of information, and catalysts for progress. The LIASA – Sabinet Influential Library Leader Award stands as a symbol of our unwavering commitment to celebrating these extraordinary individuals and their indelible impact on our world. Together, we acknowledge that librarians are indeed the true rock stars of our time.
Sabinet looks forward to announcing the 2023 winner at this year’s LIASA conference, which is just around the corner. Watch this space!