Gauteng South Branch Librarian of the Year 2018

Ms Nomfezeko Mgilane

Intern at National Department of Public Works in 2006.

Graduated 3 year N. Dip. LIS at Durban University of Technology, 2006

Completed 1 year certificate in Knowledge Management at UNISA, 2007

Completed 6 months certificate in Customer Service Management at UNISA, 2008

Planning to study Programme in Archival Studies in 2019

Privileged to work in various organisations

In 2012 she joined KZN Office of the Premier as Librarian 2012-2014

Responsible for Knowledge Management and Library services

Part of Women in Management Seminar Committee

Part of organising committee for KZN Human Resource Council Launch- coordinated the information packs for delegates

Part of organising committee for KZN Public Service Career exhibition

Organising annual book exhibitions in the KZN OTP

Organising KZN Literacy Day celebration – coordinated information parks for over 5000 delegates

Facilitated youth development session during National Skills Authority consultation workshop

Member of Management Committee – presented annual plans for Knowledge Management and Library Services unit

Successfully supported other annual events of various units – information packs and marketing

Facilitated books display relevant to events

2014 she joined Mogale City as a Reference Librarian 2014 to date

–        Manage and control all daily operations in the reference section

–        Develop library collection and write monthly reports

–        Mentoring learners/interns in the section

–        Assist to catalogue and classify library material using cataloguing tools & SIRSI, SAcat, OCLC library systems

–        Selection, acquisition, weeding & managing serials for reference library

–        Maintaining e-databases subscriptions

–        Managing inter-library loan systems

–        Researching, evaluating, selecting and repacking information

–        Do research for postgraduate & undergraduate students

–        LAN administration & attending to ICT related challenges – public computers

–        Assist planning and implementing library outreach projects and programmes

–        In 2015 coordinated UNISA library and Mogale City Libraries collaboration initiative.

–        In 2016 the UNISA library and Mogale City libraries MoU was signed. She is currently the contact person for Krugersdorp library in terms of the MoU.

Professional interests

–        Active paid up member of LIASA since 2006

–        Attended various annual LIASA conferences since 2008

–        Participated in various Knowledge Management seminars and conferences organised by DPSA

–        Attended 81st IFLA conference in 2015 – South Africa: Cape Town, ICC

–        In 2016 she was nominated to serve in LIASA GS as Treasurer 2016-2018

–        Attended LIASA Treasurer’s and PRO’s training in 2017, Pretoria

–        Applied and was nominated to be a volunteer during the 83rd IFLA conference in Poland: Wroclaw, Centennial Hall

–        Successfully submitted and presented the LIASA GS branch’s financial statement 2016 and 2017

–        Assisted to organise various training sessions for Mogale City library staff

–        Provided training sessions to staff on issues of e-books and e-journals (SABINET and Overdrive

–        Participated in organising various LIS related events in the Branch

–        Passion of Advocating for LIASA and Librarianship

–        Attended various training sessions of SABINETonline

–        Part of organising team for LIASA GS SALW celebration in 2018 hosted by Mogale City