Community Service - Information Ethics
African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE)
One of objectives of the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) is to empower and promote the effective and ethical use of information for different communities.
- After their successful presentation at the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) 2021 virtual conference of 27-30 September, Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim has been requested by LIASA to do follow-up presentations on other LIASA platforms.
The paper presented was titled: Digital Wellness: suggestions for implementation in academic libraries.
Training programmes presented during 2021
- Presentation on digital wellness and related training programmes and material to the South African library community:
Initiatives were started for the Department of Information Science, ACEIE and JCP community-based project to collaborate with various communities that form part of the Community oriented Substance Use Programme (COSUP). The aim of this collaboration is to organise and present Digital Wellness Toolkit workshops to various participants.
A Workshop was held on 4th June 2021 with substance users and mentors by Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim.
- Joint Community-based Project, module JCP 202
As part of the practical component of their Joint Community-based Project, module, JCP 202, students presented workshops.
Digital Wellness Toolkit workshop presented during 2020
The African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), hosted by the Department of Information Science, works with the Joint Community-based projects (JCP) with various communities that form part of the Community Oriented Substance Use Programme (COSUP) to present Digital Wellness Toolkit workshops. This initiative was led by Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim, the convenor of the ACEIE Steering Committee, and Ms Laetitia Cassells, who was the co-ordinator for JCP projects for the Department of Information Science.