Rexwhite Enakrire

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD Library and Information Science, University of Zululand, South Africa

Room 345, 501 E. Daniel St.

enakrire@illinois.edu

Research focus

My research focus dwells on the usability of information systems/digital technologies (user experience) among academics and librarians to solve specific and general problems in the university environment. What is most significant is how user authentication, digital skills, and access help in this scenario. This research further thrives to find out issues surrounding identifying particularly annoying and confusing interfaces and collecting people’s opinions about the suitability, appropriateness/cultural acceptability, and likely effectiveness of complaining about these interfaces. The study of people’s experiences on how information systems/digital technologies have helped to improve their work performance become of core importance in this context.

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award: "Factors affecting the development of Information Infrastructure in Africa" Library Hi Tech News, 2007

Publications & Papers

Enakrire, R.T and Fasae, F.J (2022). WhatsApp application for teaching and learning in Higher Education Institutions, Library Hi Tech News, DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2022-0088

Enakrire, R.T and Fasae, F.J (2022). Infusion of Digital Technologies in the Sustainability of Academic Libraries: Opportunities and Threats In Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Knowledge Access in Academic Libraries, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3364-5.ch004

Enakrire, RT and Smuts, H. (2022).Efficacy of Knowledge and Skills in teaching and learning and Research in Higher Education Institution, In Uden, L., Ting, IH., Feldmann, B. (eds), Knowledge Management in Organizations. KMO 2022. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1593, . Springer, Cham, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07920-7-2 

Enakrire, RT and Smuts, H. (2022). Knowledge Retention for Enhanced Organizational Growth in Higher Education Institutions, Journal of Information and Knowledge management, 21, 3,  doi.org/10.1142/S021964922250054X

Oyetola, SO and Enakrire, RT. (2022). Growth Analysis of Research Output in the Knowledge Management Domain, International Journal of Information Science and Management, 20, 1. 

Chisita, CT., Enakrire, RT., Durodolu, OO., Tsabedze, V and Ngoaketsi, J. (2021). Handbook of Research on Records and Information Management Strategies for Enhanced Knowledge Coordination 

Enakrire, RT (2021) Publication Patterns of Health Informatics in Africa: A Bibliometrics Analysis, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 18, 3 doi.org/10.34190/ejkm.18.3.2121

Enakrire, RT (2021). Using Information and Communication Technologies and Library Operations in Support of Higher Education Institutions, Journal of Educators Online, 18, 1

Enakrire, RT and Onyancha, BO. (2020). Strategies and Tools for Knowledge Management practices in selected academic libraries in Nigeria and South Africa, South African Journal of Information Managment, 22, 1 

Tella A., Tsabedze, V and Ngoaketsi, J. and Enakrire, RT (2020). Perceived Usefulness, Reoutation and Tutors Advocate as Predictors of MOOC Utilization by Distance Learners: Implication on Library Services in Distance learning in Eswatinit, Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning 

Enakrire, RT and Onyenania, G. (2007)Factors affecting the development of Information Infrastructure in Africa'' Library Hi Tech News, ISSN:0741-9058 

Presentations

The Sixteenth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, themes: The Emerging trends of Knowledge Management in Organizations and Knowledge Management in the post-pandemic era, held in Hagen, Germany between the 11th to 14th of July 2022. Delivered a paper titled: Efficacy of Knowledge and Skills in Teaching and learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions

The Second University of South Africa Biennial International Conference on Library and Information Science Research in Africa (UNILISA), held virtually on the 8-10th March 2021 (Attendee)

16th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (ICICKM 2019) held in Sydney, Australia from 5-6th December 2019. Paper presented was on Knowledge and Skills of Academics: A critical success factor for Organizational Productivity in Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria

The First University of South Africa Bi-Annual International Conference of Library and Information Science in Africa (UNILISA) held on the 11-15th March 2019 at Leriba Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa. Paper presented titled: ICT-related training and Support Programmes in Two African Countries University Libraries.

Department of Information Science Research and Innovation Week Seminar held at Mphebatho Hall, UNISA main campus, Pretoria on the 6th March 2019. Paper presented was titled: Promoting KM Practices among academics in Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria.

University of South Africa 8th Research and Innovation Week took place at the UNISA main campus, Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Pretoria, 4-8th March 2019. Theme: ODEL in the Global South: Documenting the African Experience  

The Second International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, on the theme of’ Transforming Information and Communication through Digital Media and Technologies’’ at the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi from 20th-24th August 2018. Paper presented is on ‘An Overview of the Status, Challenges and Opportunities of ICT for KM in University libraries in Nigeria’ by Enakrire, R.T and Ocholla, D. N. (2018)

The Department of Information Science, UNISA First Annual Guest Lecture on Situating the Information Professional and Researcher in the Post-Truth Era, held at function Hall, Kgorong Building, Muckleneuk Campus, UNISA, Pretoria on 27th July 2018. Prof Heidi Julien of the Dept. of LIS, University of Buffalo, USA, delivered the talk.

The 18th Information Studies (IS) Annual Conference, Faculty of Arts, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa, South Africa. Held on the 6-8th September 2017, at the Imvubu Lodge, Richards Bay, South Africa. Title of paper: University Libraries in Nigeria: An overview of their Status and Development by Dr. Rexwhite Tega Enakrire and Prof Dennis N. Ocholla.