Department of Information Science

Mr MT Modiba

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Lecturer
E-mail: modibmt@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Information Studies (University of Limpopo, 2011)
  • Bachelor of Library and information science - Honors degree (University of Limpopo, 2013)
  • Master of Information Studies (University of Limpopo, 2017)

Currently teaching

  • INS1501
  • INS4801

Fields of academic interests

  • Contribution of Library and Information Services in the Judicial System of South Africa.
  • Knowledge and Information Management in the Local Government: a case study of Capricorn District Municipalities, Limpopo Province

Field of Specialisation

  • Information seeking behaviour
  • Public libraries and the digital divide
  • Information management
  • Knowledge management
  • Law librarianship

Journal articles

Magazine Published

  • Significance of Record Management in the Public Sector, Published by Free State, Department of Sport, Art and Culture, Library service magazine, April-September 2016, pages 2-4. 
  • Acknowledging diversity and Promoting cultural Preservation in Public Libraries,   published by Free State, Department of Sport, Art and Culture, Library service magazine.

Paper presentations

  • Public libraries and the digital divide: the role of public libraries in bridging the digital divide at LIASA Limpopo workshop and seminars on the 3rd September 2013.
  • Becoming a law librarian in South Africa: challenges and expectations at the University of Limpopo, Department of Information Studies on the 23rd April 2014.
  • Management and administration of libraries in the Magistrates courts and the related offices at Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ-CD) library training and workshops on the 25-28 August 2014.
  • Collection development of law libraries, marketing and information retrieval strategies at DOJ-CD library training and workshops on the 08-11 September 2014.
  • Legal library sections, the legal reference interview and access to online judgements at DOJ-CD library training and workshops on the 22-26 September 2014
  • Basic skills to retrieve online judgments: SAFLII, SCA & ConCourt judgments at OCJ & DOJ Seminar and Workshop on the 18 November 2016.
  • How to use SABINET database for legal research at OCJ & DOJ Seminar and Workshop on the 18 November 2016.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Present appointment: Lecturer, Department of Information Science, University of South Africa (UNISA).
  • November 2016- March 2017: Programme Developer and Part Time Trainer: Justice College Legal Library and Information Services and Management (Law Librarianship Course).
  • August 2012- March 2017: Senior Law Librarian, Office of the Chief Justice: High Court of South Africa; North West Division.
  • August 2011- July 2012: Public Librarian, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (Free State Province): Edenville Public Library.
  • April 2011- July 2011: Internship, Record and Information Management: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (Limpopo Province).
  • February 2011- March 2011: Internship, Information Librarian: SABC (Auckland park).
  • April 2015- March 2017: Member of Bid Committee for Foreign Virtual Library Contract, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
  • April 2015- March 2017: Member of Extended Executive Committee, Office of the Chief Justice: North West Region.
  • April 2016- March 2017: Member of the Management Team, Office of the Chief Justice: High Court of South Africa; North West Division.
  • April 2016-March 2017: Member of the Local Disposal Committee, Office of the Chief Justice: High Court of South Africa; North West Division.
  • August 2012- March 2017: Founder and Secretary of the Library Advisory Committee, Office of the Chief Justice: High Court of South Africa; North West Division.

Projects

  • Involved in the formation of South African Library and Information Services Union (SALISU)
  • Interim President of SALISU

Other

Research papers and dissertations completed

  • Assessment of quality services of the University of Limpopo Library (Turfloop Campus)-University of Limpopo for Bachelor of Information Studies (junior degree) in 2011.
  • The role of public libraries in bridging the digital divide: a case study of Mmabatho Public Library in North West Province: University of Limpopo for Bachelor of library and information science (Honours degree) in 2013.
  • Users’ perspectives on the role of public libraries in bridging the digital divide in Ngaka Modiri Molema District, North West Province: University of Limpopo for Masters of Information Studies in 2016.