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The Graduation ceremony of the July 2009 CLLA participants

The graduation ceremony for the first group of successful Carnegie Library Leadership Academy (CLLA) participants, took place on Sunday 14 March 2010 at Leriba Lodge in Centurion.

It was a proud moment to celebrate for the first time the achievements of those library professionals who have successfully completed all the requirements for the Academy.  Seventeen participants from the first group of 20 who participated in the 2009 CLLA, received certificates issued jointly by the University of Pretoria Dept. of Information Science and the Centre for African Library Leadership (CALL) under the auspices of the UP Department of Library Services.  With a pass rate of 85% and six distinctions, the first group of CLLA Alumni, clearly made their mark as emerging library leaders.

Front: Theo Bothma, Ujala Satgoor, Robert Moropa, Martha de Waal, Abigail Chuene, Liesl Stieger, Moipone Qhomane-Goliath
Back: Joy Hawkins, Shirlene Neerputh, Erika Rood, Yegis Naidu, Alenor Duarte, Najma Patel, Winnie Mangotlo, Motsarome Mabena, Modisa Khosie, Freeman Zulu, Sulaiman Majal, Christelle Lubbe, Pranisha Parag, Shireen Deoraj

Congratulations to:

Abigail Chuene (Polokwane Municipal Libraries); Shireen Deoraj (EThekwini Metro Libraries); Alenor Duarte and Joy Hawkins (City of Johannesburg Libraries); Modisa Khosie (University of Limpopo); Christelle Lubbe and Najma Patel (City of Cape Town Libraries); Motsarome Mabena (City of Tshwane Libraries); Sulaiman Majal (Cape Peninsula University of Technology); Winnie Mangotlo (Dept. of Arts and Culture); Yegis Naidu (Unisa Library); Shirlene Neerputh (Durban University of Technology); Pranisha Parag (Msunduzi Municipal Library); Moipone Qhomane-Goliath (University of Johannesburg); Erika Rood (North West University); Liesl Stieger (University of Pretoria Library Services); and Freeman Zulu (Vaal University of Technology)

During the graduation ceremony the alumni had the opportunity to meet members of the CALL Advisory Committee and interact with the participants who have been selected for the Second Academy.  They proudly shared their personal experiences of the Academy in motivational and inspiring testimonies.  In the words of some of the alumni:

Christelle Lubbe (the 2009 ‘Personality of the Academy’): The Academy gave me the tools and confidence to raise my hand first when an opportunity knocks on my door.  I quit looking at the person next to me who might be more deserving.  I now believe in myself.  Since the Academy I was given so many opportunities to develop myself.  I can now see the bigger picture.

Pranisha Parag: My journey through the Academy has been one of personal and professional growth.  The bonds shared and the friendships developed during the Academy have made me a richer person.  I will treasure the lessons that I                                                                                                                                                   
Najma Patel: I now realise that I have the potential for bigger challenges and I am motivated to pursue them.  I also acknowledge my responsibility for the success of my profession and I will strive to advocate, to be progressive, to be forward thinking and to lead by example.
 Yegis Naidu: I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to attend the Academy.  I now have the tools to become an expert leader.  I am highly motivated and have the passion and drive to keep on striving for the best.
 Erika Rood: The Academy gave me the tools and time to assess myself and think about what is important and what I want to achieve.  It gave me direction on a personal as well as professional level.  Attending the Academy gave me the opportunity to apply for the position of Personal Research Assistant to the IFLA President, Ms Ellen Tise.  I am honoured to have been given the job and I am looking forward to grow and contribute to the profession.

The graduation ceremony was a joyous occasion and a realization of the vision to build library leadership expertise and to train and empower 120 library leaders for the future.
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