Department of Information Science

Prof L Dube

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Information Science
Chair
Tel: 012 429 6070
Fax: 012 429 3792
E-mail: dubel@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Transkei)
  • STD (University of Transkei)
  • Advanced University Diploma in Information Science (University of Natal)
  • Honours LIS (University of Natal)
  • Masters LIS (University of Natal)
  • DPhil LIS (University of Zululand)

Fields of academic interests

  • Knowledge management
  • Information behaviour
  • Information use
  • Indigenous knowledge systems
  • Collection development
  • Records Management
  • Management of information enterprises

Journal articles

  • Dube, L. 1988. The School-Community Library: a viable model for developing school libraries in South Africa, Libri, 48: 183-186).
  • Dube, L. 2002. A report of the Second Biennial DISSAnet Conference – ProLISSA, Pretoria. South African Journal of Library and Information Science, 68 (2):102 -105.
  • Dube, L. and Ocholla, D.N. 2004. A review of management and diffusion of HIV/AIDS information in institutions of higher learning in South Africa. In Bothma, T. and Kaniki, A. (Eds), ProLISSA. Progress in Library and Information Science in South Africa. Proceedings of the third biennal DISSAnet Conference, Pretoria, 28th -29th.
  • Dube, L. and Ocholla, D.N. 2005. A review of the management and diffusion strategies of HIV/AIDS information in institutions of higher learning in South Africa. South African Journal of Library and Information Science, 71(2):188- 201.  
  • Dube, L. 2005. New insights into the HIV/AIDS information communication strategies in higher education institutions in South Africa. The International   Information and Library Review (37):315-327.   
  • Ndwandwe SC, Ocholla DN and Dube, L. 2008 Information ethics education in   Library and Information Science Departments/ Schools in South Africa,   Proceedings of DLIS 9th Annual Conference 2008, University of Zululand.
  • Ndwandwe, SC, Ocholla DN and Dube L. 2009. Information ethics education in Library and Information Science departments and schools in South Africa,  Mousaion 27(2): 75-88.
  • Dube, L. 2011. Quality assurance practices in higher education libraries in South Africa. South African Journal of Library and Information Science 77(1): 14-26.
  • Dube, L and Ngulube, P. 2012. Knowledge sharing in a multicultural environment: challenges and opportunities. South African Journal of Library and Information Science, 78(1): 68-77.
  • Dube, L. 2012. Contextualising the LIS curriculum: in Department of Information Science Department at UNISA through Africanisation; challenges and prospects. Innovation: Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa, (45): 71-93.
  • Dube, L and Ngulube, P. 2013. Pathways for retaining human capital in academic departments of a South African university. South African Journal of Information Management, 15(2): 8 pages.
  • Dube, L. Ndwandwe, S. and Ngulube, P. 2013. Rowing up stream: contextualising indigenous research processes and methodologies through the utilization of ethical principles, Indilinga, 12(1):13-25. 
  • Dube, L. Mhlongo, M., & Ngulube, P. 2014. The ethics of anonymity and confidentiality: reading from the University of South Africa Policy on Research. Indilinga, 12(2): 201-214.
  • Dube, L., Ncube, SL. and Ngulube, P. 2014. E-learning readiness among academic staff in the Department of Information Science at UNISA. Mediterranean Journal of Social and Educational Research, 5(16):357-366.
  • Dube, L. and Holomisa, T. 2014. E-learning preparedness: reflections from the Eastern Cape Regional Centre of the University of South Africa.  Mediterranean Journal of Social and Educational Research, 5(14):290-297.
  • Dube, L., Onyancha, OB., and Makhubela, S. 2014. A Profile of the geographies of students in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Innovation: Journal of Appropriate Librarianship, 48: 20-45.
  • Mojapelo, SM., & Dube, L. 2014. School library development vs policy provision: divergence or convergence. Mousaion, 32(4): 1-12.
  • Mojapelo, SM., & Dube, L. 2014. Information access in high schools in Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Information Science, 80(2):8-16.
  • Mtega, WP., Ngoepe, MS. & Dube, L. 2015. Factors influencing access to agricultural knowledge: the case of smallholder rice farmers in the Kilombero district of Tanzania. Manuscript sent to South African Journal of Information Management 18(1), a679. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajim.
  • Ngulube, P., Dube, L. & Mhlongo, M. 2015. Towards a cartography of indigenous knowledge systems in library and information science training and education in Anglophone Eastern and Southern Africa. Indilinga, 14(2):
  • Mojapelo, S. & Dube, L. 2015. Repositioning school library committees to advance school library development in South Africa. Innovation: Journal of Appropriate Librarianship and information work in South Africa, (50): 110-122.
  • Moyane, SP., Dube, L. & Hoskins, R. 2015.Evaluating user education programmes for postgraduate students in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Information Science, 81(1): 28-40.
  • Mtega, WP., Ngoepe, MS., & Dube, L. 2016. Factors influencing access to agricultural knowledge: the case of smallholder rice farmers in the Kilombero district of Tanzania. South African Journal of Information Management, 18(1) 8 pages.
  • Ncube, L. & Dube, L. 2016. Cyberbullying a desecration of information ethics: perceptions of post high school youth in a rural community. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics. 14(4):310-322.
  • Adjah, OA. And Dube, L. Is librarianship a career of choice? Insights from Academic Librarians in Ghana. Unpublished article.
  • Koranteng, KA., Dube,L. & Adjei, E. 2016. Digital preservation: The conduit through which open data, electronic government and the right to information are implemented. Library Hi Tech, 34(4):733-747. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LHT-07-2016-0078

Paper presentations

Papers read in conferences in 2010:

  • Quality assurance practices in higher education libraries in South Africa 6th Annual Conference, Moi University, Kenya.

Papers read in conferences in 2011

  • Indigenisation and Africanisation of the LIS curriculum: a case of the Information Science Department, University of South Africa. The First International Indigenous Knowledge Conference in NUST, Zimbabwe (Also chaired a session)
  • Knowledge sharing: a reality or a myth in a multi-cultural context. PROLISSA Conference, Pretoria, South Africa. (Also chaired a session)

Papers read in conferences in 2012:

  • Knowledge retention in academia: a case of The College of Human Science at Unisa, SCECSAL Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (Also chaired a session)
  • Rowing upstream: contextualising indigenous research processes and methodologies through the utilisation of ethical principles. The First International Indigenous Knowledge Conference in NUST, Zimbabwe
    • Assessing the readiness of lecturers for the e-learning model of tuition in the School of Arts, College of Human Science, Unisa. London International Conference on Education, London, UK.
  • 7th KZN Education, Libraries Information and Technology Services (ELITS) Annual Conference, 25th September, UKZN, Edgewood Campus, Pinetown( Key Note Speaker on “Enabling Information Literacy for Life Long Learning in South African Schools’)

Papers read in conferences in 2013:

  • The ethics of anonymity and confidentiality: reading from the University of South Africa Policy on Research. The Second International Indigenous Knowledge Conference in NUST, Zimbabwe.
  • The implications of using information technology to deliver information products and services in an ODL University Library. Ireland International Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • The status of school libraries in the Limpopo Province. DLIS Conference, University of Zululand.

Papers read in conferences in 2014

  • Cyberbullying a desecration of information ethics:  perceptions of students in Kwa-Zulu Natal high schools. Annual Conference on Library and Information Science, Athens, Greece.   
  • Indigenous knowledge systems in metropolitan public library services in South Africa: a policy analysis. The Third International Indigenous Knowledge Conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  • Challenges of the LIS educator in an open distance university. Unisa LIS Research Symposium, 24-25 July. Unisa Science Campus, Florida.
  • 11th DIS Annual Conference, University of Zululand( Conference and Programme Chair, delivered a Keynote Speech and presented one joint paper with a PhD student).

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Present appointment Professor and Chair of Department of Information Science, Unisa
  • July 2009 to November 2013 Senior Lecturer and the promoted to Associate Professor Department of Information Science, Unisa
  • January 2006 – June 2009 Quality Assurance Manager – University of Zululand
  • January 2004 – December 2005  Senior Lecturer Department of Information Science, University of Zululand
  • January 1996 – December 2004 Lecturer Department of Information Science
  • January 1985 – December 1995 Lecturer Sigcau Teaching College, Eastern Cape
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board, Mousaion
  • Chair ProLISSA Conference Local Organising Committee, UNISA 2013-2015.

Other

Completed dissertation and thesis:

  • 2006 - Ndwandwe, S. Information ethics education in Library and Information Science Departments/ Schools in South Africa, Masters in Information Science, University of Zululand. Co-supervised with Professor DN. Ocholla.
  • 2015 - Hlongwane, IK. The nature and extent of recognition of prior learning (RPL) implementation in South African Library and Information Science (LIS) schools. PhD in LIS, University of South Africa. Co-supervised with Professor P. Ngulube.
  • 2015 - Adjah, OA. Career patterns of female librarians in public universities in Ghana. PhD in LIS, University of South Africa. PhD in LIS, University of South Africa. Co-supervised with Professor Professor TB. Van der Walt.
  • 2015 - Ncube, SL. Perceptions of students on e-learning in the Department of Information Science at Unisa. Masters co-supervised with Professor P. Ngulube.
  • 2015 – Vilakazi, N, Information needs and information behaviour of students at the Faculty of Health Sciences Library, University of Swaziland. Masters supervised alone.
  • 2015 – Mojapelo, SM. Provision of school libraries in public high school in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. PhD in LIS, University of South Africa. Co-supervised with Professor Professor Mk Majanja.
  • 2015 – Zimu, N. PhD in LIS, University of South Africa. Co-supervised with Professor TB. Van der Walt.