Experiential learning 2001:
Our students re-define "library"
Department of Library & Information Studies
About iMEM
Proving the worth of their multi-skilled training, our 3rd year students make their mark beyond conventional libraries: at radio stations, research institutes and community resource centres.
Mnqobi Ngcobo works on the DALET database system, transferring and integrating digital music library resources and programming for Ukhozi FM. With him is supervisor Hamesh Seegobin of the SABC.
Dinesh Brijbal is also working on the SABC DALET implementation at Lotus FM.
Senzo Ndlela has created a database at the Community Law & Rural Development Centre (CLRDC) for the more effective delivery of resources to para-legal practioners in rural communities.
Cynthia Funeka with Debbie Sharratt of East Coast Radio. Cynthia has been assisting with the station's re-organisation of its music library.
Musa Khumalo has been working at the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) Library located at Durban's landmark Sea World.
Lumkile Nkomo accesses online legal resources at leading South African law firm, Shepstone and Wylie.
Dudu Mkhwanazi is providing assistance with Internet searching and retrieval at Durban Metro Electricity's specialist library.
Bongiwe Vezi (right) tackles inter-library loan requests at the University of Durban-Westville Library.
Mthetheleli Baqwa is central to the dynamic Deutsche Bank Securities Business Information Services team, assisting senior researchers to meet the information needs of bankers from the fast moving world of finance. 

From left: Shirley Hatzkilson, Lesley Smithers, Elsa de Goede, 
Mthetheleli Baqwa, Pam Jack (head BIS), Louise Goosen and Maria Kapari.
Gugulethu Ngubane and Nonkululeko Deku with supervisors Trish Gierke and Millicent Khumalo at the M.L. Sultan Technikon library.