Good news! Siviwe Bangani, Manager: Information Services (Mahikeng) was nominated as South African Librarian of the Year at the recent LIASA Conference in Cape Town.
Over the years he has been involved in several activities that include the mentoring of up and coming young librarians, community engagement as well as writing and publishing. He is a passionate writer who has presented conference papers and posters at several conferences. He has also published eight articles in DHET approved journals, including the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Scientometrics, Information Discovery and Delivery, Library Review, International Information and Library Review and Mousaion. He also published an isiXhosa novel in 2007 and his second novel is still being considered by a publisher.
He has co-ordinated a number of Community Engagement projects and has initiated successful school library resuscitation projects. He is also known as a great mentor by working with NRF interns in the past few years.
The Librarian of the Year award is granted annually to a role model for the Library and Information Services community. This accolade is awarded by peers in recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of inspiring and exceptional librarians. The NWU LIS is proud to have a Librarian of the Year as staff member. We congratulate Siviwe with this achievement and wish him great success with his future endeavours!