+263 4 741 422-36 Zulc Chairperson

Mr J. L. Maenzanise Chaiperson
Harare Institute of Technology

Mr J. L. Maenzanise is a highly motivated and innovative Library and Information Science practitioner with more than 20 years of academic library service and teaching experience.Holds a Master of Information Studies (2003),University of Natal (KwaZulu-Natal),Petermaritsburg; Post-Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (1990), University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana; anda B.A.(General) (1994), University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Currently engaged as the Institute Librarian at the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT).Recent past employment: Director Library and Information Services at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). Acquired substantial managerial and administrative knowledge and skills over the years.Currently engaged as the Advocacy and Marketing Officer in the National Executive Council of the Zimbabwe Library Association and a Member of the National Library and Documentation Service Council.Actively involved in the establishment of ZULC and have been a member since its formation. Key competencies include Knowledge Management,open and distance learning models of instruction, understanding knowledge and information seeking habits of university patrons and information seeking patterns of distance learners; Policy formulation, designing, implementation and evaluation; Designing, implementing and evaluating knowledge and information systems; Good understanding of Open Access Initiatives (OAI), Institutional Repositories (IRs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) Initiatives; and Resource development/mobilisation knowledge and skills.

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