Knowing is not enough: engaging in the knowledge economy

The knowledge economy is based on the production, distribution, and use of Knowledge as the main driver of growth, wealth creation, and employment across all industries…

Here is a glimpse of the speakers who will present at the Stellenbosch Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting 2010 from 18 to 19 February in Stellenbosch, South Africa:

  • Prof Russel Botman (Rector and Vice-Chancellor: Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Ms Ellen Tise (IFLA President & Senior Director: Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof Dr Claudia Lux (IFLA President 2007-2009, Director of the Berlin Central Library and previous chairperson of the German Library Association, Germany)
  • Prof Kingo Mchombu (Dean: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Namibia, Namibia)
  • Dr Bas Savenije (General Director Royal Library, Netherlands)
  • Mr Matt Goldner (Executive Director, End User Services, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), USA)
  • Prof Peter Lor (Extraordinary professor in the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria and School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)
  • Ms Jenny Walker (Information Industry Consultant, South Africa)
  • Ms Elizabeth Watson (Vice-President: Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean MoW/UNESCO and University Librarian: University of the West Indies, Barbados)
  • Prof Kgomotso Moahi (Dean of the Humanities Faculty, University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Prof Yonah Seleti (Human capital and knowledge systems, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa)
  • Prof Genevieve Hart (Associate professor: Department of Library & Information Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Dr Eve Gray (Honorary Research Associate: University of Cape Town and Project Director of the Opening Scholarship Project, South Africa)
  • Mr John Tsebe (Librarian and CEO of the National Library of South Africa)

More information about the the speakers’ areas of discussion is available on the Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting 2010 website.

Please note that this is not the final list of speakers. Additional speakers will be confirmed soon and added to the above link, so be sure to visit the website regularly.

For enquiries, please contact:

Lucia Schoombee
tel.: +27 (21) 808-2125
email: [email protected]


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