Student assistants are required for 2020
to work at the SU Library's Learning Commons and Circulation Division.
For more information: student assistants 2020.pdf
Closing date for applications: 11
Some annual publications, focusing on the 2018 highlights of Stellenbosch University, are currently on display in Africana, Special Collections at the SU Library.
A presentations room in the
Stellenbosch University Library is available for use
students, academic and administrative staff of Stellenbosch University,
as well as by societies registered with the Students'
Representative Council. There is no charge to use the venue. The room is available during
Stellenbosch University Library opening hours. More information
Bookings: Contact the Lending Desk at the Stellenbosch University Library in person, by
e-mail or tel: +27 21 808 4883. All bookings must be made well in advance.
Ms Ellen Tise, Senior Director of the Library and Information Service, has been appointed chair of the IFLA Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee for the period 2019 – 2021 at the recent IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Athens.
IFLA is the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It serves as the global voice of the library and information profession.
FAIFE is IFLA's Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. It is an initiative to protect and promote the basic human rights defined in Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The FAIFE Committee fosters freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in all respects, directly or indirectly, related to libraries and librarianship. FAIFE monitors the state of intellectual freedom within the library community worldwide, supports IFLA policy development and co-operation with other international human rights organisations, and responds to violations of free access to information and freedom of expression. The chair of FAIFE plays an important role in supporting the work of the IFLA Governing Board on many key ethical and policy questions.
Ms Tise served as IFLA president from 2009 – 2011 and was appointed an Honorary Fellow of IFLA in 2012, IFLA's highest award to a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA.
Ms Tise is wished much success during her term of office in this challenging role.
FAIFE. https://www.ifla.org/about-faife. Accessed on 28 August 2019.
Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee. https://www.ifla.org/faife. Accessed on 28 August 2019.
IFLA. https://www.ifla.org/about. Accessed on 28 August 2019.
The Library and Information Service annual report 2018 is available electronically. Download the report from this webpage (3MB).
The Library would like to thank all participants in the focus group discussions that took place in May. The discussion were held to determine our clients' experiences of and needs regarding our research support services. It was a very valuable exercise which produced useful information. Action plans to address issues are being developed at present.
A vacancy for Junior Librarian: Information Literacy and Learning Commons exists in the Library and Information Service.(Ref. BIB/232/0819)More information: Junior Librarian IL & LC.pdfCommencement of duties: 1 November 2019Closing date: 2 September 2019Enquiries regarding this position: Mrs Elbie van Wyk on Tel. 021 808 4399Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753Apply online at www.sun.ac.za/english/careers
The libraries of the Library and Information Service will be closed on Friday 9 August for National Women's Day which is a public holiday.
Submission to SUNScholar
SUNScholar is now open to receive
new nominations for the December 2019 graduation period. Guidelines for
submission into SUNScholar is available at Library
Help-page and General
Yearbook 2019 for policy guidelines. To summarise
1. The final document has to be submitted in pdf format.
This is the copy following examination, and after all corrections have been
2. The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member nominates the
candidate via the staff portal.
3. The thesis/dissertation is uploaded at: https://etd.sun.ac.za/submissions
4. The supervisor/promoter/admin staff member approves the
submission via the staff
5. The thesis/dissertation will be publicly accessible via the
Internet following graduation.
The final date for the submission
of theses/dissertations for the December 2019 graduation is 27 November 2019.
Publishing books/chapters in
books and copyright
All inquiries related to copyright and the publication of
books/chapters in books as a result of a thesis/dissertation can be directed to
Frequently asked questions regarding theses/dissertations
Signature on declaration
page: Please note that the signature is no longer required, and that
the student can simply type his/her name below the declaration. The reason for
this is that the whole process is recorded electronically, as proof that all
parties adhere to the policy etc.
Crest: The Scholar
team will add the SU crest to the accepted PDF.
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599