Vuyokazi Jamieson has been the chief librarian of the Cawse Library at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown/Makhanda since January 2016. Before then, she worked at Rhodes University library for five years where she was instrumental in implementing the Personal Librarian Programme modelled to Yale University where she spent seven weeks.
Vuyokazi is a co-chair of the “Friends of the Library”, a community outreach group seeking to look after the welfare of public libraries, raising money through a number of initiatives. Vuyokazi is heavily involved in Outreach within the Makhanda Community, and she is the coordinator of the Interact Club at St Andrew’s College.
Vuyokazi was a key force in leading the renovation project of the St Andrew’s College, Cawse Library in 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience ranging from 10 years at the UCT libraries, 18 months at Bishops Diocesan College and a year at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Vuyokazi has a Library Science degree from WSU, a LIS Hons from UCT, and she is completing a M.Ed at Rhodes University. Her research topic is “Studying Learners’ Engagement around Literacy”.
Vuyokazi was awarded the 2019 LIASA Eastern Cape ‘Librarian of the Year’ and the second Runner Up nationally. She is a Humphrey H. Hubert fellow – 2021/2022.