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Elizabeth Thompson

Director of Library Services


Elizabeth joined AUD in Spring 2017 as Director of Library Services.
She has, for the more substantial part of her career, established and managed libraries, or departments therein, for public, school and academic institutions, in South Africa, Namibia, Dubai and Qatar. She has also, and on occasion, based on the country, or part of it, she found herself in, taught high school English and History, as well as homeschooled her three sons.
She has a particular interest and expertise in information literacy and believes that librarians are well positioned to partner faculty in transferring critical thinking and research skills.
She is passionate about creating engaging library spaces, physical and virtual, that inspire creative, informed and academic conversations.

  • Master of Information Studies, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Republic of South Africa
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Library and Information Science, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa
  • B.A. in Political Science & English, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa