Welcome to the Library and Information Studies Centre.
An LIS qualification from UCT prepares graduates for a rapidly changing information environment in the memory sector and provides a useful springboard into the world of information from any Bachelor-level qualification.
In January 2019 our department changed its name from Library & Information Studies Centre (LISC) to Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship (DKIS).
The publication of the LIS competency index by Jaya Raju is the outcome of an NRF-funded project aimed at developing a national LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa.
Opportunities for continuing professional development at DKIS 2021
Congratulations Christine Kanyengo and Francois Hendrikz on your PhD graduation.
Because of the ongoing restrictions on gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship held its annual prizegiving ceremony for its Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies (PGDipLIS) class online this year. The event was hosted on MS Teams, with representatives from the Manel Trust and the UCT Careers Service attending along with PGDipLIS students and DKIS staff.
DKIS has a new Advisory Committee Chair and Deputy Chair
Annual DKIS Research Day best presentation award
The DKIS offers bursaries to students who are registered for the PGDip in Library and Information Science in 2021.
The Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship was pleased to be able to award six bursaries this year from the Patricia Ashby Spilhaus Memorial fund and the Hilda Buyskes fund.
Our beloved and much-respected Head of Department, Jaya Raju, has been appointed full professor. This achievement comes on the back of our full integration into the Faculty of Humanities at the beginning of 2019 and signals great things to come.
The Department of Knowledge and Information Stewardship awarded Hilda Buyskes bursaries to five deserving students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (PGDipLIS) for 2019. The students – pictured here – are all studying full time. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit, need and commitment to the LIS discipline.