Department of Information Science

Dr N Saurombe

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8041
E-mail: mnkennp@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • B. Bibl. University of Fort Hare
  • B.Bibl. Honours University of Fort Hare
  • M. Bibl. University of Cape Town
  • D.Litt et Phil. University of South Africa

Currently teaching

  • Management of Libraries and Information Centres
  • Knowledge Management
  • Archives and Records Management

Fields of academic interests

  • Archives and Records Management- Public programming
  • Information for Development- Community/Public Libraries,
  • School Libraries and Information Literacy

Books

Book chapters:

  • Wessels N., Mnkeni-Saurombe N., and Knoetze H. 2014. Narratives of information literacy in South African township schools. In Information literacy- Lifelong learning and digital citizenship in the 21st Century. Editors: Kurbanoglu S., Spiranec S., Grassian E., Mizrachi D., and Catts R. Rotterdam: Springerlink. P. 297-308.

Journal articles

  • Zulu, P., Ngoepe M.S. and Saurombe N. 2016. The importance of legislation in the provision of national and public library services in Zambia. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Online First: DOI:101177/0961000616632865.
  • Saurombe N. and Ngulube P. 2016. Public programming skills of archivists in selected national memory institutions of east and southern Africa. Mousaion: Accepted for publication
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe N. and Zimu N. 2015. Towards tackling inequalities in South Africa: the role of community libraries. Information Development 31(1):40-52.
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2015. Information literacy: a cornerstone for open distance learning at the University of South Africa. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 47 (2) 156-165.
  • Mutungi B., Majanja M., and Mnkeni-Saurombe. 2014. The status of school libraries in Kenya: the case of public secondary schools in Nairobi County. Mousaion 32 (2):150-172.
  • Kamatula G., Mnkeni-Saurombe N. and Mosweu O. 2013. The role of archives in the promotion of documentary national heritage in Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana. ESARBICA Journal 32:114-136.
  • Onyancha OB., Mokwatlo KI. and Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2013. An informetric study of the cited references in archival research in sub-Saharan Africa: A measure of the archival researchers’ preferences? ESARBICA Journal  32:67-77
  • Wessels N. and Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2012. Teacher’s use of a school library in a South African township school; closing the literacy     gap. South African Journal of Library and Information Science. 78 (1):45-56.
  • Saurombe A. and Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2011. Taking stock of the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Did it live to expectations of being ‘the African World Cup’? Commonwealth Youth and Development. 9(2): 51-60.
  • Ngulube P., Modisane C & Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2011. Disaster preparedness and the strategic
  • management of public records in  South Africa: guarding against collective cultural amnesia. Information Development.27 (4): 239-250
  • Mnkeni- Saurombe. 2010. The impact of the 2009 economic recession on public/community library services in South Africa: perceptions of librarians from the Metropolitan Municipality of Tshwane. Mousaion. 28 (1): 89- 105.
  • Mnkeni N.P. and Nassimbeni M. 2008. The effectiveness of teacher librarians in primary schools: the experience of the Melani school libraries in the Eastern Cape. Mousaion. 26 (2):1-21.

Paper presentations

  • Saurombe N. and Ngulube P. 2015. To collaborate or not to collaborate that is the question- raising awareness about public archives in the national archives of east and southern Africa. The 3rd Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, The Hilton Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland: September 28-29, 2015.
  • Saurombe N. and Ngulube P. 2015. Users as the foundation of public programming initiatives in the ESARBICA region: a perspective from the national archives of the East and Southern Africa  Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) The XXIII ESARBICA Biennial Conference, Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: June 8-12, 2015.
  • Ngulube P., Ngoepe M., Saurombe N., and Chaterera F. 2015. Towards a uniform strategy for taking archives to the people in South Africa: can we really build the Tower of Babel? The XXIII ESARBICA Biennial Conference, Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: June 8-12, 2015.
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe N. and Ngulube P. 2014. Skills and knowledge of archivists on public programming: a perspective from the national archives in the ESARBICA region. South African Society of Archvisits Annual Conference, Mpumalanga Provincial Archives, Nespruit: July 11, 2014.
  • Mutungi, B., Majanja M., and Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2013. The status of school libraries in Kenya: the case of public secondary schools in Nairobi County. PROLISSA Conference. St. Georges’ Hotel and Conference centre: March 5-8, 2013.
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2012. Information literacy: a cornerstone for open distance learning: preliminary findings. College of Law ODL Conference. Unisa, Sunny Side Campus, Pretoria:  April 20, 2012.
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe N. 2012. Information literacy: a cornerstone for open distance learning. IFLA Satelite Meeting. Tampere, Finland: August 8-10 2012.
  • Ngulube, P., Modisane, C & Mnkeni-Saurombe, N. 2011. Disaster preparedness and the strategic management of public records in South Africa: guarding against collective cultural amnesia. The XXI ESARBICA Biennial Conference. Joaquin Chissano International Conference centre, Maputo Mozambique: June 04- 08 2011.
  • Mnkeni- Saurombe N. and Zimu. N. 2011.  Eliminating illiteracy, eradicating inequalities and building an informed nation: an overview of the Department of Arts and Culture’s community libraries’ conditional grant strategy. Annual HSRC Social Science Conference. Boksburg: September 7-8 2011.
  • Onyancha OB., Mnkeni- Saurombe N., Mokwatlo K., Maluleka, J and Burger, M.  2011. Developing a glossary of terms using informetric approaches: methodological issues. University of Zululand’s Department of information science Annual Conference. Empangeni: 14-15 September 2011.
  • Mnkeni- Saurombe, N. 2010. Weathering the 2009 economic storm in South Africa: can public librarians make a difference?  12th Annual LIASA Conference, St. Georges’ Hotel and Conference centre: September 29, 2010.
  • Wessels, N and Mnkeni- Saurombe, N. 2010. Innovation in School Libraries in townships: a case study. 12th Annual LIASA Conference, St. Georges’ Hotel and Conference centre: September 29, 2010.
  • Wessels, N. and Mnkeni- Saurombe, N. 2010. Reading promotion in a township library: a school librarian’s story. 2nd UNISA Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling Festival for Children. Unisa Muckleneuk Campus: October 8, 2010.
  • Mnkeni-Saurombe, N. 2009. ‘DO IT’ being creative in tough times: the impact of the ongoing recession on South African Public libraries. Annual LIS Research Symposium, Unisa SBL: July 30-31, 2009.