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DUT: Appointed to advise Minister on Library and Information Services

DUT: Appointed to advise Minister on Library and Information Services

DUT: APPOINTED TO ADVISE MINISTER ON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Media statement by Ms Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer, Acting Executive Director: Corporate Affairs

Mrs Lucille Webster has been appointed to serve on the National Council for Library
and Information Services (NCLIS) for the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010.

Mrs Webster is expected to advise the Minister of Arts and Culture on issues pertaining to public, educational and schools libraries countrywide. She is one of two representatives from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) who serve on this Council. The Council consists of people from different sectors such as education, financial institutions, industry and government.

Mrs Webster is currently the Manager in charge of Library and Information services on the Steve Biko campus.

“It’s a great honour and responsibility to be part of the highest office for library and information services in South Africa. I will be representing my colleagues in the Library and Information Sector on this Council and hope that during my two year term I will be able to make a difference,” says Mrs Webster. She strongly believes her responsibility is to spread information to a wider community through her professional network.

Mrs Webster serves on the national structures of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) since 2004. She was a member of the local organizing committee for the World Library and Information Congress that took place in Durban in 2007 and she currently serves on the Standing Committee for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Pallo Jordan will convene an inaugural meeting of the new members of National Council for Library and Information Services in Pretoria soon.

For more information contact Mrs Lucille Webster on 031 373 2369.

Issued by

Bhekani Dlamini
Media Officer
Durban University of Technology