Dr. Jacques du Plessis just returned from South Africa after another successful SOIS study abroad trip. In South Africa, SOIS students learned about information poverty and the campaign to stop the spread of AIDS/HIV. This is the fourth time Dr. du Plessis has lead the trip to South Africa and says he’s continually impressed by the student’s growth in the program. This year, students visited orphanages in Cape Town and Pretoria, and also took a two-day safari. Welcome back, Jacques!
Drs. Tom and Maria Haigh just finished a round of touring Asia. Along the way: Tom gave a speech at the Korean National Library while checking out the library’s impressive display of Samsung touch-screen OPACS. Maria gave a presentation in Singapore where the professors also discussed information freedom and access in Singapore.