Joanne’s arrival in the USA

From the Western Cape, South Africa, to Southwest Virginia

South African Joanne Arendse, Librarian at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, arrived in the USA on Friday, May 31, 2015. She is the first exchange librarian-scholar to visit Virginia Tech as part of the strategic collaboration between the two academic libraries. Joanne will be assisted in her observational and research goals by Rebecca Miller, Assistant Director, Learning Division, here at the University Libraries.

Joanne will be following a full schedule during her month-long visit, so check back here for updates on her adventure in international librarianship.


A FAIR STRETCH OF ATLANTIC OCEAN: According to this Google map, it’s 25 hours by plane from Cape Town to Blacksburg. That’s 12,920.12 kilometers, 8,028.19 miles, or 6971.68 nautical miles.