University of Pretoria Welcomes Shaffer

The Merensky Library staff welcomed Gary Shaffer who presented "Not Your Mother's Library: From Book Warehouse to Centre for 21st Century Learning." His talk focused on the misperception many hold that libraries are not making full use of the Internet and instead will be replaced by it. Staff were excited to see how public libraries in the US are adapting to customer needs, which are more akin to the practices of academic libraries in South Africa. Shaffer also attended the opening of the University of Pretoria's main library's maker space. (Pictured Library staffer Isak Van Der Walt presenting Shaffer with a copy of The Art & Heritage of the University of Pretoria by Duffey, Tiley-Nel, Kamper, & Ernst.)