Promoting equitable access to school libraries in Kwazulu-Natal: the role of the Education Library Information and Technology Services (ELITS)

  • Khanyi Dubazana
  • Ruth Hoskins


School libraries are a vital part of the education system. This article highlights the contribution made by the Education Library Information and Technology Services (ELITS) directorate of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, to the development and resourcing of school libraries in public schools in KwaZulu-Natal. The vision and mandate of ELITS has been realised through its various policy initiatives and programmes. However, like many Department of Education directorates, ELITS has encountered a number of challenges in delivering its mandate. These challenges are discussed together with the strategies that have been employed to overcome them.

Innovation No. 42, June 2011

Author Biographies

Khanyi Dubazana
Education Library and Information Technology Services, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education
Ruth Hoskins
Information Studies, School of Sociology and Social Studies  University of KwaZulu-Natal

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1025-8892