Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim


Office: IT Building 6-41, Hatfield Campus
Tel: +27 12 420 4070

BIS Information Science, BIS (Hons) Information Science, MIT ICT Information Science (Pretoria)

  • Information behaviour
  • Information retrieval, and information retrieval systems
  • Information ethics
  • Competitive entelligence
  • Cold case investigations
Researcher ID profile:
Modules offered

Module coordinator and lecturer:

  • INL 140 – Information Science: Introduction to information communication technology
  • INL 240 – Information Science: Social and ethical impacts
  • INL 380 – Information Science: Competitive intelligence
  • INY 714 – Information behaviour, retrieval and organisation
  • INL 370 – Information Science: Experiential learning project
  • INY 713 – Information and knowledge management (I)
  • INY 716 – Information and knowledge management (II)
Postgraduate supervisor
  • Coursework master’s dissertations
  • Honours research reports

Recent publications and presentations

  • Autoethnography for Librarians and Information Scientists. Chapter 10: Autoethnography, law enforcement and an opportunity for libraries.
  • Pathways to research participant recruitment in a challenging information behaviour context: South African cold case investigators as exemplar. Information Research Journal
  • Which lens for a study of information retrieval systems for cold case investigations - activity theory, systems or ecological approach? Information Research Journal
  • ACEIE engages in international policy dialogue. Innovate
  • Effective use of value-added features and services of proprietary databases in an academic context. Information Research Journal
  • Voted the most organised lecturer by the EBIT Faculty House in 2021
  • Golden key
  • ASIS&T: Association for Information Science and Technology
  • ASIS&T Africa Chapter: Association for Information Science and Technology ASIS&T Africa Chapter
  • SCIP: Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals

Reviewing Committee

  • ASIS&T: Association for Information Science and Technology: interest group for international participants: serve on the Jury Committee for best paper submissions
  • WBCLA: West Bengal College Librarians' Association: Honorary Reviewer for College Libraries
  • Collect bottle caps to recycle for a wheelchair Sweethearts foundation Initiative

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