Christine Stilwell

Christine Stilwell

Designation Professor Emeritus
Qualifications BA Hons; HDLS; MIS; PhD (Natal)
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Areas of Responsibility

Co-ordinator of the Honours programme

Areas of Teaching

PGDIS – Information Users and Use; Information Delivery Systems
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE HONS – Knowledge Management
MIS – (1) Core Course: African Library and Information Scholars; Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Management
SUPERVISION
MIS and PhD

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Nsibirwa, Z., R. Hoskins and C. Stilwell.  2013.  The effects of climate change in preserving the past and enhancing the future of legal desposit in South Africa.  Mousaion 31(2), forthcoming. 
  • Munyua, H.M. and C. Stilwell.  2013.  A theoretical framework for the study of agricultural knowledge and information systems in a developing country.  Mousaion, 31(2).
  • Stilwell, C. and R. Hoskins.  2013.  Integrated library management systems:  a review of choices made and their sustainability in South Africa.  Information Development, 29(2).
  • Lawal, V. C. Stilwell, R. Kuhn and P. Underwood.  2013.  Information literacy related practices in the legal workplace and the applicability of Kuhlthau’s model to the legal profession Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, forthcoming.  
  • Munyua, H.M. and C. Stilwell.  2013.  Three ways of knowing:  agricultural knowledge systems of small-scale farmers in Africa, with reference to Kenya.  Library and Information Science Research, forthcoming.
  • Lawal, V., C. Stilwell, R. Kuhn and P. Underwood.  2012.  A contextual study of information literacy of aspirant barristers in Nigeria.  South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 78(1): 101-111.
  • du Toit, M. and C. Stilwell.  2012.  The KwaZulu-Natal school library policy and its feasibility for implementation in the Province.  South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science,  78(2): 120-131.  
  • Buchanan, N. and C. Stilwell.  2012.  A history of the University of Natal Libraries, 1910-2003.  South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 78(1): 1-10.
  • Lwoga, E.T.,  P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2012.  Information and knowledge needs, access and use for small-scale farming in Tanzania.  Innovation 44:  126-140.
  • Munyua, H.M. and C. Stilwell.  2012.  The applicability of the major social science paradigms to the study of the agricultural knowledge and information systems of small-scale farmers.  Innovation 44: 10-42.
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Integrated library management systems: a review of choices made and their sustainability in South Africa.  Information Development.  July: 1-18.  http://idv.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/7/12/0266666912454067.full.pdf
  • Kwanya. T, P. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  A competency index for research libraries in Kenya.  African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 22(1): 1-18.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G.  Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Intelligent libraries and apomediators:  distinguishing between Library 3.0 and Library 2.0 Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, no. 2012: 1-18 [online prepub].
  • Stilwell, C.  2011.  Towards enhancing the delivery of information for development with a special focus on addressing poverty and social exclusion.  Mousaion 29(2): 3-22.
  • Chilimo, W.L., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2011. Information seeking patterns and telecentre operations: a case of selected rural communities in Tanzania. Libri, 61: 37-49.
  • Garaba, F., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2011.  The microfilm of the new millennium:  the digitization of the liberation struggle archives in east and southern Africa.  Innovation 42, 33-53.
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell. 2011.  Library funding and journal cancellations.  South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science  77(1):  51-63.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2011.  Library 2.0 versus other library service models:  a critical analysis.  Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 10-: 1-18.  Print 44(3) September 2012. 
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2011.  Challenges of managing indigenous knowledge systems.  Libri, 61: 226-238.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2011.  Access and use of information and knowledge for agricultural development in Tanzania.  Library Review, 60(5): 383-395.
  • Ndenje-Sichalwe, E., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2011.  Managing records as a strategic resource I the government ministries of Tanzania.  Information Development, 27(4): 264-279.  
  • Nsibirwa, Z., R. Hoskins and C. Stilwell.  2011.  Access to information through legal deposit in South Africa:  some issues of concern.  Escarbica journal, 30: 328-26.
  • Stilwell, C.  2011.  Poverty, social exclusion and the potential of South African public libraries and community centres, Libri, 61(1):  50-66. 
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell.  2010. Journal cancellations in university libraries in South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 76(1): 24-35.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell. 2010. Library 2.0 principles and Ranganathan’s Law #5. Mousaion, forthcoming.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. Information needs and information-seeking behaviour of small-scale farmers in Tanzania. Innovation : Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa 40: 82-103.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. Managing indigenous knowledge for sustainable agricultural development in developing countries: knowledge management approaches in the social context. International Information and Library Review xx: 1-12.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P.Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. Understanding indigenous knowledge: bridging the knowledge gap through knowledge creation model for agricultural development. South African Journal of Information Management, forthcoming.  
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. The relevance of indigenous knowledge for small-scale farming in Tanzania. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 8(1): 95-113.
  • Munyua, H. and C. Stilwell. 2010. A mixed qualitative-quantitative participatory methodology. Library Management 31(1/2): 5-18.
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. Poverty, social exclusion and the potential of South African public libraries and community centres. Libri, forthcoming.
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. Editorial. Innovation : journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa 40: i-iii.
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. Research into information behaviour in the South African context: a preliminary exploration and bibliography: 1980 to date. Innovation : Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa 40: 1-33.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell. 2009. Library 2.0: revolution or evolution? South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 75(1): 68-73.
  • Stilwell, C. 2009. Mapping the fit: library and information services and the national transformation agenda in South Africa, Part II. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 75(1): 1-11.
  • Lwehabura, M.J. and C. Stilwell. 2008. Information literacy in Tanzanian universities: challenges and potential opportunities. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 40(3): 179-191.
  • Ntombela, M., A. Leach and C. Stilwell. 2008. Hello tomorrow? Sources of HIV/Aids information used by residential students at the University of Natal. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 74(1): 73-82.
  • Nzimande, S.E. and C. Stilwell. 2008. Sharing information resources: a study of school clusters from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Libri 58(4): 234-245.
  • Pather, R. and C. Stilwell. 2008. The costs and benefits of journal ownership versus full-text electronic access in a university based Faculty of Science. Mousaion 26(2): 22-45.
  • Stilwell, C. 2008. Mapping the fit: library and information services and the national transformation agenda in South Africa, Part I. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 74(2): 149-159.
  • Dansoh, W., A. Leach and C. Stilwell. 2007. The information was hard and tough?: low-cost housing information and the Built Environment Support Group’s Tamboville project in Pietermaritzburg-Msunduzi, South Africa. Libri 57(4): 262-272. 
  • Kemoni, H., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2007. Public Records and Archives as tools for good governance: reflections within the record keeping scholarly and practitioner communities. ESARBICA Journal 26: 3-18.
  • Raju, R. and C. Stilwell. 2007. From adversarialism to co-operation: key implications of the new South African labour dispensation for the library and information sector. Mousaion 25(1): 1-20.
  • Stilwell, C. 2007. Library and Information Services in South Africa: an overview. IFLA Journal 33(2): 87-108.
  • Chacage, B., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2006. Developing a model corporate records management system for sustainability reporting: a case of the Iringa region in Tanzania. South African Journal of Information Management 8, 1. Online: http://general.rau.ac.za/infosci/raujournal/default.asp?to=peervol8nr1.
  • Raju, R., A. Leach and C. Stilwell. 2006. An investigation into the feasibility of unionising LIS workers: a case study of the tertiary sector. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 72(3): 208-217.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. ‘Boundless opportunities?’: towards an assessment of the usefulness of the concept of social exclusion for the South African public library situation. Innovation : Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa 32: 1-28.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. ‘Beyond reason and vanity?’: some issues in academic journal publication in Library and Information Studies. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 72(1): 1-11.
  • Stefano, L.A., S.L. Hendriks, C. Morris and C. Stilwell. 2005. Printed information needs of small scale organic farmers in KwaZulu-Natal. Libri 55(1), 55-66. Abstract available at:
    http://www.librijournal.org/2005-1toc.html.
  • Stefano, L.A., C.D. Morris, S.L. Hendriks with M. Makhanya, T. Makhanya, D. Miya, T. Mkhize, G. Ndlovu, D. Sabelo and C. Stilwell. 2005. ‘As I see it’ – small-scale commercial organic farmers use photography to record farm system changes. Ingede: Journal of African Scholarship 1(3). Available at: http://ingedej.ukzn.ac.za/viewarticle.php?id=71&layout=abstract
  • Stilwell, C. 2004. Alumni perceptions of a post graduate Information and Library Science Education programme at the University of Natal, South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 70(1): 20-29.
  • Stilwell, C. 2004. The Information Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Information Research Watch International 3: 2-3.
  • Morris, C.D. and C. Stilwell. 2003. Getting the write message right: review of guidelines for producing readable print agricultural information materials. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science 69(1): 71-83.
  • Burton, S., A. Leach and C. Stilwell. 2002. Rethinking information and development. Journal of Development Communication 2(13): 75-90. 
  • Stilwell, C. 2002. The case for informationally based social inclusion for sex workers: a South African exploratory study. Libri 52(2): 67-77.
  • Stilwell, C. 2000. LIS (Library and Information Studies) educators and the public good. Library management 21(4/5): 188-191.
  • Stilwell, C. 2000. Venturing into academic journal publishing: some issues and guidelines for new authors. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 10(2): 165-175.
  • Stilwell, C. 1999. Community information services: a view of the theoretical foundations. Desidoc [Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre] Bulletin of Information Technology (India) 19(1): 15-33.
  • Stilwell, C. 1997. Democracy and its emergence in South African public librarianship or why public libraries plus a change of name don’t equal community libraries. Innovation : Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa 15: 17-29.
  • Stilwell, C. 1997. First professional, in-service and continuing education and training: provincial library staff perceptions. South African Journal of Library and Information Science 65(4): 207-217.
  • Stilwell, C. 1997. Information and library support for sustainable development: some research findings on the KwaZulu-Natal situation, South Africa. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 7(2): 169-172.
  • Stilwell, C. 1997. Transformation and renewal in South Africa’s provincial library services: staff perceptions of required changes. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 7(1): 1-17.
  • Stilwell, C. 1996. Staff perceptions of the structure of the provincial library services in the light of socio-political circumstances; 1990 – April 1994. South African Journal of Library and Information Science 64(4): 177-185.
  • Vietzen, C. and C. Stilwell. 1995. Improving education for library and information work: the simulated fieldwork practicum at the University of Natal. Education for Information 13(1): 21-34.
  • Leach, A., J. Verbeek and C. Stilwell., J. 1994. The reading of Black South Africans: an historical review. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 4(1): 1-13.
  • Stilwell, C. 1994. Towards transformation? an update of the Resource Centre Fora of South Africa. 1994. International Information and Library Review 16: 303-313.
  • Stilwell, C. 1992. The resource centre forums: democratic and alternative information networks for South Africa. International Information and Library Review 24: 213-220.
  • Stilwell, C. 1991/92. Community libraries: a viable alternative to the public library in South Africa. Progressive Librarian 4: 17-27.
  • Stilwell, C. 1989. Community libraries; a brief review of their origins and nature with particular reference to South Africa. Journal of Librarianship 21(4): 260-269.
  • Verbeek, J. and C. Stilwell. 1988. Speculations on the nature of an alternative school library system for post-apartheid South Africa. Wits Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 5: 21-39.

Books

  • Hendriks, S., M. Lyne, A. Darroch, J. Modi, C.D. Chitja, C.D. Morris, J. Bower, S. Ferrer, M. Siwela, J. and L. Gubba, M. Gadzikwa, M. Katundu, Z. Lwayo, T. Moyo, N. Mushayanyama, L. Phiri, L. Stefano and C. Stilwell. 2005. Ensuring food security through farm and non-farm enterprises: a Ford Foundation (South Africa) funded project; project report. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Food Security Programme.
  • Leach, A., S. Burton and C. Stilwell, eds. 2001. Knowledge, information and development: an African perspective. Pietermaritzburg: School of Human and Social Studies, University of Natal.
  • Stilwell, C. 1999. Directory of South African resource centres, 2nd ed. Pietermaritzburg: Information Studies Programme, University of Natal.

Chapters in Books

  • Lawal, V., Stilwell, C., Kuhn, R. and Underwood, P.  Perspectives on legal education and the role of information literacy in improving qualitative legal practice.  In M. Hepworth and G. Walton, eds. Developing people’s information capabilities (Library and Information Science, Vol. 8).  Bingley: Emerald.  pp. 151-166.
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell. 2012.  Choices and sustainability of integrated library management systems in South Africa.  In: Omondi, B and Onyango, C eds.  Proceedings of the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June. Nairobi:  Kenya Library Association: pp?
  • Kwanya, T., P. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  The application of web 2.0 in academic libraries in Kenya:  A reality check.  In: Omondi, B and Onyango, C. eds.  Proceedings of the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June.  Nairobi:  Kenya Library Association:  pp?   
  • Lawal, V.,  C. Stilwell, R. Kuhn and P. Underwood. 2012.  The legal profession in Nigeria and the need for skill competencies:  an examination of current changes in the legal education system.  In: Omondi, B. and C. eds.  Proceedings of the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June.  Nairobi: Kenya Library Association:  pp. 139-148.  
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. ‘Take the vision to the people’: the development of libraries and information services in South Africa. In S. Ravi. ed., Libraries in the early 21st Century: an international perspective.  Scarecrow Press. Vol 1: 293-321. 
  • Stefano, L.A., C.D. Morris, S.L. Hendriks and C. Stilwell. 2009. Small-scale organic farmers use co-research to investigate their agriculture knowledge and information system. In Hendriks, S. L. and M.C. Lyne, eds. Linking smallholders to a niche market: Does food security improve? Lessons from the Embo community in South Africa. Pietermaritzburg:African Centre for Food Security, University of KwaZulu-Natal, pp. 41-51.
  • Stilwell, C. 2007. South African LIS futures and the tale of the fisherman’s wife: can we predict and create positive change? In Bothma, T., Underwood, P. and P. Ngulube, eds. Libraries for the future: progress and development of South African libraries. Pretoria: LIASA/ Department of Arts and Culture, pp. 199-218.
  • Stilwell, C. 2003. The role and importance of LIS research and publication. Keynote address. In Ocholla, D.N. and L. Dube, eds. Towards Popularising Library and Information Science (LIS) Research: Proceedings of the 4th Annual DLIS/LISA Conference, University of Zululand, kwaDlangezwa, 8 September. Department of Library and Information Science and Library and Information Student Association: University of Zululand. Available at:
    http://www.lis.uzulu.ac.za/dlislisaconference2003proceedingsfinaledition.pdf
  • Bell, F. and C. Stilwell. 2003. Information needs of learners at Emzamweni High School, Inadi, South Africa: a preliminary report on an assessment linked to the CHESP Community Based Learning model. In Zinn, S., Hart, G. and E. Howe, eds. School Libraries Breaking Down Barriers: Selected Papers from the 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association of School Libraries (IASL) and the 7th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Durban, July 7-11. Seattle: IASL, pp. 332-343.
  • Stilwell, C. 2001. Community resource centres: a turn of the century update. In Stilwell,C., Leach,A. and S. Burton, eds. Knowledge, information and development: an African perspective. Pietermaritzburg: School of Human and Social Studies, University of Natal, pp. 200-214.
  • Stilwell, C. 2001. Repackaging information: a review. In Stilwell, C., Leach, A. and S. Burton, eds. Knowledge, information and development: an African perspective. Pietermaritzburg: School of Human and Social Studies, University of Natal, pp. 40-51.
  • Stilwell, C. 2001. Democracy and its emergence in South African public librarianship or why public libraries plus a change of name don’t equal community libraries. In Berman, S. and J. Danky, eds. Alternative library literature, 1998/9: a biennial anthology. 8th ed. Jefferson: McFarland, pp. 273-285.
  • Stilwell, C. 1997. Towards transformation? An update on the resource centre of South Africa, reprinted in A. Louw, ed. Introduction to applied information science: a reader. Pretoria: UNISA.
  • Stilwell, C. 1996. LIS (Library and Information Studies) educators and the public good, invited paper for The Global Information Internet Conference, 31 April.
  • Stilwell, C. 1994. Community libraries: a viable alternative to the public library in South Africa. In Berman, S. and J. Danky, eds. Alternative library literature, 1992/3: a biennial anthology. 6th ed. Jefferson: McFarland, pp. 237-242.
  • Stilwell, C. 1993. More than a mere novel reading: an examination of proactive South African librarianship. In A.G. Coetzer, ed. Proceedings of the Info Africa Nova Conference, Pretoria, 3-7 May. Pretoria: Info Africa Nova, Vol. 1, pp. 91-118.

Conference Papers and Academy Presentations

  • Ndene-Sichalwe E.,  P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Understanding records management practices in Tanzania:  the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.  Paper for the Archival Conference on Archiving and Digital Continuity in the Context of e-government in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNISA, Pretoria, 11-13th July 2012.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Techno-stress and techo-lust: coping mechanisms among academic librarians in Eastern and Southern Africa.  Paper for the ICTM 2012 Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.  September 17-18, 2012.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Library 3.0: intelligent libraries, progressive librarians.  Paper for the IFLA Africa Section Pre-Conference, Helsinki, 9th-10th August, 2012. 
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Choices and sustainability of integrated library management systems in South Africa.  Paper for the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June 2012.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2012.  The application of web 2.0 in academic libraries in Kenya:  A reality check.  Paper for the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June.
  • Lawal, V., C. Stilwell and R. Kuhn.  2012.  The legal profession in Nigeria and the need for skill competencies:  An examination of current changes in the legal education system Paper for the XXth SCECSA Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June.
  • Nsibirwa, Z., R. Hoskins and C. Stilwell.  2012.  Legislation affecting the legal deposit and preservation of digital materials in South Africa.  Paper for the XXth SCECSAL Conference:  Information for Sustainable Development in the Digital Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 June.
  • Kwanya, T., P.G. Underwood and C. Stilwell.  2011.  The potential of Library 2.0 in buttressing “presumption” culture among researchers in Kenya.  Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance to be held on 6-7 October 2011 at the SKEMA Business School, Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France.
  • Stilwell, C.  2011.  Session Chair:  11th DIS annual conference held at the University of Zululand on the 14-15 September.
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell.  Access to information through legal deposit libraries in South Africa:  some issues of concern.  Paper to the ESCARBICA Conference, Maputo, Mozambique, July. 
  • Stilwell, C.  Towards enhancing the delivery of information for development with a special focus on addressing poverty and social exclusion.  Invited paper for the ProLISSA Conference, UNISA, Pretoria, 10-11 March.
  • Lwoga, E., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell.  2010  Access and use of information and knowledge for agricultural development in Tanzania.  Paper to be presented to the SCECSAL Conference, Botswana, December.
  • Stilwell, C.  Session Chair:  2010.  11th DIS annual conference held at the University of Zululand on the 2-3 September. 
  • Kwanya, T., P. Underwood and C. Stilwell. 2010. Patron 2.0. Paper to the 11th DIS annual conference held at the University of Zululand on the 2–3 September.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P.G. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. Access and use of information and knowledge for agricultural development in Tanzania. Paper for the SCECSAL conference, Gaborone, Botswana, 3-9 December.
  • Lwoga, E.T., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. The management of indigenous knowledge with other knowledge systems for agricultural development: challenges and opportunities for developing countries. Paper for the IAALD XIIIth World Conference, Montpellier, 26-29 April.
  • Ndenje-Sichalwe, E., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2010. Records management as a strategic management function in Tanzania. Paper for the Archival Conference on Records and Archives in Support of Good Governance and Service, UNISA, Pretoria, 13-14 July.
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. Session Chair: 11th DIS annual conference held at the University of Zululand on the 2–3 September.
  • Stilwell, C. 2010. The way forward for libraries in South Africa. Carnegie Library Leadership Academy, Leriba Lodge, Centurion, 26 March.
  • Chilimo, W.L., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2009. Combining quantitative and qualitative methods in ICT and sustainable livelihoods research. Paper for the International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Chania, Crete: 26-29 May.
  • Garaba, F., P. Ngulube and C. Stilwell. 2009. Digitizing liberation struggle archives: the case of former national liberation movements’ records in east and southern Africa. Paper for the 20th ESARBICA Conference, 1-3 July. 
  • Munyua, H. and C. Stilwell. 2009. A mixed qualitative–quantitative–participatory methodology: a study of the agricultural knowledge and information system (AKIS) of small scale farmers in Kirinyaga district, Kenya. Paper for the International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Chania, Crete: 26-29 May.
  • Stilwell, C. 2009.The way forward for libraries in South Africa. Carnegie Library Leadership Academy, Leriba Lodge, Centurion, 17 July.
  • Stilwell, C. 2009. Invited Opening Address entitled “PhDs: striving for quality and completing on time: some factors” at the Doctoral Forum attached to ProLISSA, UNISA, Pretoria, 4th March.
  • Stilwell, C and H. Munyua. 2009. Keynote address to the Second Annual Conference, School of Information Sciences, University of Moi, Eldoret, Kenya, 6-9 July.
  • Stilwell, C. 2008. Why do a PhD? Its nature and some views on early completion. Research Libraries’ Consortium Academy, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, 16 October.
  • Stilwell, C. 2007. Information Studies Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Invited presentation to World Library and Information Conference/ International Federation of Library Associations Education and Training Workshop, Durban, August.
  • Stilwell, C. 2007. Organising Committee for the World Library and Information Conference/ International Federation of Library Associations Education and Training Workshop, Durban, August.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. Chair and Organising Committee: Session 5: Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa (Prolissa) 2006, Pretoria, 2-3 November.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. Chair: Session 3: The key is in the management! Institutional Mergers and their Impact on the Library and Information Services (LIS) Sector: Challenges, Experiences and Lessons, 10-12 April, Howard College, UKZN, Durban.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. Challenges to library and information studies educators. RETIG KZN Branch, Etekweni Libraries, 31 May.
  • Stilwell, C. 2006. Information Studies Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal. LIASA KZN Branch, Launch of Library Week, 9 March, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Stilwell, C. 2004. Challenges to library and information studies educators. KZNPPLIS Conference, Pietermaritzburg, 10 December.
  • Stilwell, C. 2003. The role and importance of LIS research and publication. Keynote address to the DLIS and LISA 4th Conference, University of Zululand, kwaDlangezwa, 8 September.
  • Bell, F. and C. Stilwell. 2003. Information needs of learners at Emzamweni High School, Inadi, South Africa: a preliminary report on an assessment linked to the CHESP Community Based Learning model. Invited paper for the International Association of School Libraries (IASL) Conference, Durban, 7-11 July.
  • Leach, A., S. Burton and C. Stilwell. 2001. Invited paper: Rethinking information and development themes and issues from the book Knowledge, information and development: an African perspective, to the National LIASA Conference, Caesar’s Palace, Gauteng, October.
  • Stilwell, C. 1999. Enabling access to academic journal publishing: some southern African initiatives. Paper for the International Conference on New African Perspectives: Africa, Australasia, and the Wider World at the End of the Twentieth Century, St. George’s College, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 26-28 November 1999.

Thesis Titles

  • Stilwell, C. 1995. An analysis of staff perceptions of the structure of the provincial library services and their affiliated public libraries in the light of socio-political circumstances, 1990 – April 1994. PhD (Information Studies). Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal.
  • Stilwell, C. 1992. The community library as an alternative to the public library in South Africa. Master of Information Studies. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal.

Reports

  • Stilwell, C., B.A. Gentil and A. Leach. 2006. Public access computing services and cost recovery mechanisms for public libraries: a global survey and analysis: a research study for INASP, 10 July 2006. Pietermaritzburg.
  • Stilwell, C. and P. Stilwell. 2006. The information and legal needs of Pietermaritzburg-Msunduzi sex workers: an exploratory study. Pietermaritzburg: School of Human and Social Studies, University of Natal.
  • Stilwell, C. 1992. National Education Co-ordinating Committee. National Education Policy Investigation. Library and Information Services Subgroup. Education and training for Library and Information work: an analysis of the current South African situation with a view to the way forward. Research paper by Nassimbeni,M., Stilwell, C. and C. Walker, reflected in NECC’s Library and Information Services: report. Cape Town: Oxford University Press / NECC.

Editorships

  • Morris, C.D., H.M. Munyua and C. Stilwell.  Innovation: appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa.  Issue 44:  Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems.
  • Stilwell, C., ed. 2010. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 40: Information behaviour.
  • Stilwell, C. 2009. Editorial Advisory Board, Mousaion.
  • Stilwell, C. 2007. Local Liaison Editor for Al Kagan. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 34: The politics of digital initiatives concerning Africa.
  • Hoskins, R. and C. Stilwell, eds. 2005. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 29: Access: principles and practice.
  • Stilwell, C. 2004 – Editorial Advisory Board – South African journal of Libraries and Information Science.
  • Stilwell, C. 2000. Local liaison editor. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 21: Literacies and learning: reflections on information literacy in southern Africa.
  • Aitchison, J.M.H. and C. Stilwell, eds. 1999. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 18: Higher Education libraries.
  • Brammage, C., A. Leach and C. Stilwell, eds. 1999. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 19: Highlighting women and information.
  • Stilwell, C. and C. Brammage, eds. 1997. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 15.
  • Stilwell, C. and N. Dickson, eds. 1993. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 7.
  • Stilwell, C. and R. Van Niekerk. 1992. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa. Issue 3.
  • Stilwell, C. 1990 – Editorial Committee: Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in southern Africa.

Peer Reviewing

  • 2013  Libri (international journal)
  • 2010  Assessor – University of Fort Hare, Department of Library and Information Studies
  • 2010 South African Journal of Information Management.
  • 2006 Pearson Education: manuscript on Information Literacy from University of Pretoria.
  • 2006 Reading Policy for KwaZulu-Natal (ELITS).
  • 2005 Peernet.
  • 2005 Mousaion.
  • 2003 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science.
  • 2003 International Association of School Libraries (IASL) Research Forum Programme Committee.
  • 2001 Unisa Press.
  • 2001 African Book Publishing Record.

Consultancies and Service as an Assessor

  • 2010 University of Fort Hare. Assessor, Department of Library and Information Studies.
  • 2006 National Research Foundation – various staff and student ratings.
  • 2005 National Research Foundation – CNRS/NRF agreement on research cooperation.
  • 2003/4 National Research Foundation – Assessor – staff research conference, funding and research rating applications.
  • 2003 Carnegie Corporation of New York. Project proposal evaluator.
  • 2002/7/8/9/10 National Research Foundation – Assessment of researchers for rating.
  • 2000/1 NRF – Information and Communications Technology Focus Group. Assessor, staff proposals.
  • 2001 Carnegie Corporation of New York. Project proposal evaluator for Competitive Grants Program for South African Public Library Systems.
  • 1996 Centre for Adult Education, University of Natal. Research for the Constitutional Assembly. Assessing the plain language working draft of the new Constitution.

Awards and Honours

  • 2013 Information Development.  Editorial Board (international accredited journal)
  • 2012 UKZN – Top 30 researchers.
  • 2012 College of Humanities – Top Researcher.
  • 2012 College of Humanities – Research mentor.
  • 2012  School of Social Sciences – Top Researcher.  
  • 2012  African journal of Library, Archives and Information Science.  Editorial Board (accredited journal)
  • 2010 Listed as a Prolific Researcher, UKZN.
  • 2009, 2011 Invited to also serve as one of the panel of ten experts from Africa for the Forum for the Doctoral Forum attached to ProLISSA, UNISA, Pretoria, 4th March
  • 2008 Rated NRF researcher category C2 – established researcher.
  • 2008 Invited to join a collaborative partnership together with UCT by University of Pretoria in the Centre for African Library Leadership’s (CALL) Library Leadership Institute and the Train-the-Trainers programmes, in conjunction with the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs of the University of Illinois.
  • 2008 Merit Award for excellent work as a member of the academic staff.
  • 2002 Merit Award for Acting Headship, School of Human and Social Studies and service to the discipline.
  • 1996 Certificate of Excellence in Teaching and the Facilitation of Learning.
  • 1989 Merit Award for Acting Headship, Department of Information Studies.
    Professional and Community Activities and Affiliations.
  • 2007 LIASA member.
  • 2006 Organising Committee of Prolissa (Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern. Africa – in partnership with Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen).
  • 2006 Board of the National Library of South Africa.
  • 2005 Liasa Research and Education and Training Interest Group (RETIG).
  • 2004 Advisory Board of the Department of Library and Information Studies, Durban Institute of Technology.
  • 2003 Review Committee for school library policy: Directorate: Education Library Information and Technology Services (ELITS), KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture.
  • 2002/3 Task group for formulating school library policy for the province by the Education Library Information and Technology Services (ELITS).
  • 1999 Through Information Studies Programme, Institutional member of LIASA.
    1998 Professional representative for the SERTEC evaluation of the M.L Sultan Library and Information Studies Programme, Durban, March.
  • 1991 Progressive Librarians’ Guild.
  • 1990-2000 Library and Information Workers’ Organisation (founder member).

External Examining

  • PhD theses and/or Master’s dissertations – Universities of Botswana, Cape Town, Fort Hare, Pretoria, South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, Zululand; Durban University of Technology.
  • Honours essays – University of Fort Hare.