Sherian Latif receives15 years long service award

Sherian Latif, an Assistant Library Officer at the Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives has received the 15 years long service award at UKZN for her dedicated service to the university.Sherian started her career in the library environment in 1982 shortly after completing matric. Her first job was with CNA Library Services where she worked there for 7 years. The company was sold to Logans Bookshop and the Library Service then moved to Durban. Sherian applied for a Library Assistant job at the Provincial Library Services and was offered a position in the Serials Department. While being at Library Services she gained valuable experience in other departments like Cataloging, Acquisitions and in the Audio Visual. She worked at Provincial Library Services for 15 years. Sherian saw an advert in the Natal Witness for a position as Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department at the former University of Natal Library, Pietermaritzburg Campus. She applied for the position and was successful. Sherian started at the Library on 1 October 2003. She loves working with new books and interacting with overseas suppliers. In 2012, the Acquisitions department from Pietermaritzburg moved to the EG Malherbe Library at Howard College, Durban and she travelled for 2 years. In 2014, the Library was re-structured and staff had to reapply for jobs. Sherian decided that she wanted to work in Pietermaritzburg and applied for a position at the Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives (APC). Her application was successful and Sherian started at the APC on 1 April 2014. It has been very different from the Acquisition department but she has learnt many different aspects about the Archives that she never knew about. Sherian enjoys working with Archival material and meeting many local and overseas researchers.