Dr Heila Pienaar

Research Associate


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Research Interest
  • Organsation
  • Strategic Management
  • Creativity And Innovation In Academic Libraries
  • E-Research
  • Research Data Management
Researcher Id Profile
  • University Of Pretoria Library (June 1988-December 2018): Deputy Director: Strategic Innovation
  • University Of South Africa (Jan 1987-May 1988): Lecturer, Department Of Information Science
  • Sa Defence Force, Directorate Of Information Service (1977-1986): Information Manager
  • *University Of Pretoria (2010-2017) Lecturer, Carnegie M.It, Department Of Information Science
  • *University Of Pretoria (2014-2017) Lecturer, Carnegie Cpd, Department Of Information Science
  • D Phil (An interdisciplinary doctorate in Information Science, with a co-supervisor specialising in Industrial and Organisational Psychology): The creative and innovative university library (Afrikaans). Three theoretical variables were studied, namely organisational structure, organisational climate and culture, and the personality of individuals in organisations. The empirical study examines the possible relationship between the degree of creativity and innovation of university libraries and the organiational climate. (University of Pretoria - 1994) https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/66338
  • M Bibl: The integrated personal academic information system - an exploratory study (Afrikaans). (University of Pretoria - 1990) https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/66517
  • M.Ed (Computer-Assisted Education): Modules - evaluation of CAE programs; learning theory; modalities of technology; education essence; instructional design and development; systems and tools for CBT authors; instructional technology for adult learning; implementation and management of CAE; instructional television. Thesis - Design of a web portal for academics https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/23333  (Afrikaans) With distinction (Academic honorary colours) (University of Pretoria, 2001)
  • B.Bibl (Hons) (University of Johannesburg - 1979)
  • B.Bibl (Ed) (University of Johannesburg - 1976)
Project Examples
  • Strategic management
  • Balanced Scorecard implementation
  • E-Strategy
  • Research Data Management (RDM)
  • Makerspace
  • Digital Scholarship Centre
  • Digitisation
  • UP Portal (initially meant to be an academic portal)
  • Library and UP competency- based management system
  • Institutional and data repositories
  • Overdrive
  • Social Media
  • Web design training for Information Specialists
  • e-Research
  • Open science / research
  • VRE’s / Academic portal
Academic Activities
  • Study leader and external examiner of Master and Doctorate theses and dissertations
  • Reviewer of conference abstracts and academic articles
  • Lecturer UP-Carnegie M.IT and CPD courses*
  • Creative & innovative
  • Ability to identify, (re)conceptualise and implement new ideas
  • Strategic management and leadership
  • P.C. Coetzee award for advanced research in Library and Information Science, University of Pretoria
  • Literati Club Awards for Excellence 2000: Highly Commended Author Award for the article "Organisational transformation at an academic information service" Library Management, vol. 20, issue 5, 1999 (MCB University Press)
  • Chief of the Defence Force recommendation medal
  • Best student of the Southern Transvaal branch of the South African Institute for Librarianship and Information Science
Academic Articles
Academic Papers / Presentations
Heila Pienaar
September 19. 2021
South Africa
- Author Dr Heila Pienaar

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