The Department of Knowledge and Information Stewardship awarded Hilda Buyskes bursaries to five deserving students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (PGDipLIS) for 2019. The students – pictured here – are all studying full time. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit, need and commitment to the LIS discipline.
DKIS lecturer Andiswa Mfengu represented DKIS at the 3rd AfLIA Conference and African Summit in May, and was elected Vice-Chair of the LIT Section of AfLIA.
The Library and Information Studies Centre is proud to have been able to award Spilhaus and Buyskes bursaries to four promising students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies.
LIS students were this year given the task of re-curating the sculpture Saartjie Baartman by Willie Bester that currently occupies the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library at UCT. The result is a virtual space that directly confronts issues of curation and those of the digital realm, bringing the students themselves (and hopefully consumers of the virtual exhibition) into dialogue with social realities as well as with the constraints and affordances of the virtual media.