The power of mobile phones explored during the mLiteracy for Public Librarians Workshop

Mobile phones can be very powerful if we know how to use them properly. The mLiteracy pilot workshop presented by Derek Moore on Friday 1 December 2017, and generously sponsored by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, brought together public librarians from around to learn more about using their mobile phones to access wi-fi, and mobile reading resources on the World Wide Web. Mobile phones are more easily within reach of children and adults alike sometimes, and although not the ideal, if it is the only means one has to access books and research, it is better than nothing. The librarians who participated indicated that they had to stretch their minds quite… Read More

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In the Cloud @ the LIASA 18th Annual Conference, 2-6 October 2017

In the Cloud – a private VAT registered SA company – was established as a result of being awarded #LIASA Librarian of the Year. Thank you to all who have made this possible! It is #liasa18 conference again, and this time round I have to present a poster on what I did with the award money. The community training digital citizenship workshop at Hindle High, Western Cape, was definitely one of the many highlights of the past year. Below the poster compiled for #liasa18.

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Upcoming Digital Citizenship Training for Learners, Students, and more!

In the Cloud will be offering digital citizenship courses for students in preparation for secondary school & university during December 2017! Working adults and more also welcome to this introductory course! During each of the courses we will give an introduction to the most important skills to do research, and to use the correct digital tool for the correct purpose. To enroll, please complete the form at: https://goo.gl/forms/odnR43vvuWCP2WJX2 Click on the pamphlet below to enlarge & print. Inquiries: info@inthecloud.org.za

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Taking Digital Citizenship to Mbazwana

In the Cloud participated in a community outreach event 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. It was done in collaboration with University of Pretoria and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). 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… Read More

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