Mr uNtobeko Sikhakhane has been appointed as Manager: Information Resources from 1 August 2021. He holds a Bachelor degree in Information Science (UNISA) obtained in 2010 and enrolled for the Master of Philosophy (Library and Information Studies) at DUT in 2020. Other qualifications include the Certificate in Local Government Administration and Management (UNISA) in 2006, and a Certificate in Management Principles for First-Line Managers (UNISA) obtained in 2015.
His previous work experience includes the following:
He held a position as Senior Librarian and Acting Chief Librarian at Drakenstein Municipality (Paarl) from Dec. 2016 to 31 July 2021.
His main duties were:
•Operations and general management duties
•Project Management and Implementation
•Quality and Risk Management
•People Management (including development and capacity building)
He had an appointment as Librarian, Sol Plaatje Municipality, Kimberley, April 2012 – Nov. 2016 where he provided research and reference services, participated in collection development, people management, manage customer service, cataloguing and classification. He also held a Research Librarian and Archivist position at Engen Petroleum Ltd, Durban where he conducted amongst other duties, maintaining the library and archive collection, classification and digitization of records, handling technical inquiries, subscriptions management, people and financial management. He presented papers at conferences and seminars with the recent paper in 2019 at the Public Libraries Seminar, Cape Town: on “Emerging Technologies: Investigating library user trends with reference to technology”.
We welcome him in the NWU library family and wish him well in his position.