Mrs Tienie de Klerk
Born and bred within the reformed teachings of faith, Tienie grew up in Wonderboom-South (Pretoria), amongst other places. She attended Information Studies courses at Northwest University, Potchefstroom (BBIBL, HED, HONNS BBIBL), University of Pretoria (MIS) and obtained ETDP-SETA qualifications regarding continuing education. Professionally she served as media teacher (Valhalla Laerskool, then), librarian (State/National Library of SA, HSRC’s eRKC), and lecturer/e-tutor (Unisa, Dept of Information Science). Her professional practice concerns information resource descriptive standards, as applied to information centres’ catalogues - the backbone of information services to users. Thus, she coordinated the South African change-over from the 10-digit to 13-digit ISBN (ISO 2108:2017). She is a LIASA member and together with husband, Ben, attends activities at Wapadrant Gemeente.