Clare Walker, Deputy University Librarian (Client Services) at Wits University Library was recently elected as the Alumnus of the Year of the Department of Information Science of the University of South Africa. The Alumnus of the Year Award was instituted in 2005 when the Department had its 50th anniversary, to honour alumni who have achieved milestones in their careers and reached the highest offices in our profession.
Clare completed all her professional Library and Information Science qualifications through Unisa's Department of Information Science: the Higher Diploma in 1977; the BBibl Hons in 1979 and the MBibl with distinction in 1933 on the topic, An enquiry into the status of special librarians in organisations in the Witwatersrand area, under the supervision of professor Anna Louw.
Clare has a long and distinguished career in the Library and Information profession and Unisa is proud to be associated with an Alumni such as her.
The next Alumni Breakfast of the Department will be held at the LIASA Conference in Cape Town in October. Alumni of the Department are once again requested to send their detail to the Department.
Prof Thomas van der Walt
Coordinator: Alumni Matters
Department of Information Science