I am Rosemary Kuhn, a subject librarian at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus, South Africa. As a subject librarian I am responsible for a group of disciplines re collection development and organisation, user support, training in the use of resources and associated activities of biliographic management packages, namely Endnote. The disciplines I am responsible for are Political Studies, Policy and development, Geography, Chemistry and Physics and the Law Library.
Qualifications and activities
My studies have been completed through UKZN. My particular interest is information literacy. My highest qualification is a PhD which dealt with designing an approach to teaching legal information literacy for law students in South Africa. The process has been invaluable in terms of helping postgraduate students with
- proposal writing
- literature reviews
- survey instruments
- putting a thesis together
I am involved in the teaching of a compulsory module for 2nd year law students called Legal Research Writing and Reasoning. I also do some teaching in an Advanced Certificate in Education, speciality: school librarianship, and some lecturing in the Information Studies dept, and check footnotes in articles for publication for a campus based journal.
I have been invovled in a Carnegie sponsored project designed to upskill librarians to better support researchers. A 2 week academy looking at all aspects of research and a 6 week internship in the USA at the University of Chicago and the University of St Louis were part of the deal.