Department of Library Services Newsletter - Issue 2 - 2021

01 May 2021
This newsletter is intended to convey the events and news of the Department of Library Services for January to April 2021.

News and Events

A Gracious Welcome to Professor Anton Ströh!

After many years of service to the university, Professor Anton Ströh is now Vice-Principal: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Education.

After many years of service to the University, Professor Anton Ströh is now Vice-Principal: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Education. His appointment has been in effect since the 1st of April 2021 and is set to last until the 31st of December 2024. The Department of Library Services wishes you all the best with your appoinment, Professor! We hope that your new position is a fulfilling one!  

Professor Ströh started his career at the University of Pretoria in 1986 as a Research Assistant and he has held previous positions as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences before being appointed as Vice-Principal: Institutional Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in 2014.

Professor Ströh’s qualifications include a BSc: Mathematics and Chemistry; BSc Hons: Mathematics; MSc Mathematics (all cum laude) and a PhD at the University of Pretoria. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Mathematics at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, Poland.

We look forward to continuing working with you as your journey with the University continues!

Library Lovers’ Month Competition 2021
The UPJournals platform goes live!
UP Alumnus and former professor’s great-grandfather’s book in Special Collections
Statistical overview: Department of Library Services (DLS) emerging trends
Communication, connection & collaboration: social media @ UP Library during the COVID pandemic
The 2021 SA Library Week “Libraries Matter” Competition was a blast!
Social Media Insights January to April 2021
Refurbishment of the Mamelodi Campus Library
Storytelling Workshop with staff: 20 April 2021
Department of Library Services response to survey results
From LAM to GLAM
InstaNovels 2021 Revival
Integrating the Internet of Things to Improve COVID-19 Screening
New products produced by the Marketing & Quality Assurance office
Progress on the Collection (inventory) project

Staff News

Goodbye to Mulalo Mushaisano
Retirement of Leonora Wydeman
Retirement of Susan Scheepers
Passing of Professor Hans Boon, former Registrar and Professor Emeritus in Information Science