August 1: International Librarianship: Opportunities for collaboration in a networked world

TASCHA Talk: Buhle Mbambo-Thata

August 1, 2012

The 21st century could be dubbed the “century of connections.” It is a century characterized by networks, digital content, cyber space and “internationalized spaces.” The information and library world has lived out these connections in several arenas. Dr. Mbambo-Thata discussed international librarianship as an energizing concept in a networked world and highlighted opportunities for joint engagement of equal partners and challenges of this dynamic relationship for libraries and library development. Her presentation addressed current research, that speaks to the extent of “internationalized spaces” in librarianship.

About the presenter

Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata is a visiting scholar at TASCHA this summer. Currently Dr. Mbambo-Thata is the Executive Director, Library Services, University of South Africa. Prior to

that, she was University Librarian, University of Zimbabwe. She is a sought-out speaker at conferences in innovative usage of ICT in libraries and in higher education. Her research interests are in information literacy, and women and ICT. She holds a PhD in Information Science.