B.Sc., B.Com. (Hons)., M.S. in L.S., P.G.Cert. HELT, FSAILIS, FHERDSA, MITPSA, MITPNZ.
Tony was born in South Africa but grew up and went to school in Zimbabwe. His undergraduate studies were at the University of Cape Town. After graduating with a B.Sc. in Zoology and Biochemistry, he obtained his Master’s degree in Library Science from the Catholic University of America before returning to South Africa to work in the Information and Research Services Division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. After leadership roles in both special and public libraries in South Africa, he was appointed University Librarian and Director of Libraries at the University of Cape Town from 1980 to 1995.
During a short period of study leave prior to early retirement, Tony graduated with a B.Com. (Hons) in Information Systems, after which, in 1998, he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Management and Electronic Commerce at the University of Cape Town. In 2002 he moved to New Zealand to take up an appointment as the Programme Director of the Master of Information Management Programme at the Victoria University of Wellington (now renamed the University of Wellington).
Tony is the author of over 150 publications including conference papers, academic journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and other publications in the fields of research biology, library and information management, information ethics, higher education, behavioral studies, book publishing and military history. During his tenure at the University of Wellington School of Information Management, Tony was co-author with David Kroenke of Using MIS 2e which became a prescribed text for first year Information Systems students at several tertiary educational institutions in New Zealand.
In 1983 Tony was elected Fellow of the South African Institute of Librarianship and Information Science (SAILIS). Subsequently, in 2008, Tony was awarded the Fellowship of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). He is a Member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of both New Zealand and South Africa.
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