Associate professors Marlene Holmner (package coordinator for the BIS Information Science degree) and Beth le Roux (package coordinator for the BIS Publishing degree) presented a paper titled Embracing online education during the COVID19 pandemic: a case study of the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria during the session dedicated to education and training in Library Sciences.
Dr Peter Johan Lor a research associate in the Department of Information Science, UP, was a guest speaker at the conference, with his address titled Garbage in, garbage out; opportunities and challenges in international and comparative LIS research.
The Second Biennial University of South Africa International Conference on Library and Information Science Research in Africa (UNILISA) took place from 8 to 10 March 2021. This was a virtual conference with the theme of Access to information for sustainable development in the digital age: the role of libraries and archives in Africa. The UNILISA conferences aim to establish capacity building, while also providing senior LIS academics an encouraging environment to offer feedback to, and mentor, doctoral students.
The first UNILISA conference was held in 2019. Conference papers were peer reviewed and published in Mousaion, an accredited journal dedicated to the field of Information Science. Research papers presented at the UNILISA 2021 conference will thus also be peer reviewed and published by a reputable and internationally accredited book publisher.