Peter Lor, D.Phil
B.A. Librarianship, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
L. ès L. (Licence d'enseignement de lettres modernes), Université de Caen, France
B.A. Honors (French), University of Pretoria, South Africa
B.Bibl. Honors. (Honors degree in Library Science), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
M.Bibl. (Masters degree in Library Science), University of Pretoria, South Africa
D.Phil. (Doctorate of Philosophy in Library and Information Science), University of Pretoria, South Africa
D.Phil. (honoris causa) (Honorary doctorate of Philosophy), University of Pretoria, South Africa
BioPeter Johan Lor has had a long career in librarianship, mainly in South Africa. When the National Library of South Africa was created in 1999 he became South Africa’s first National Librarian. From 2005 to 2008 he was Secretary General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). He is currently a visiting professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an extraordinary professor in the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria. He holds a D.Phil. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree in Library Science from the University of Pretoria, as well as a D.Phil (honoris causa) awarded by the same university in 2008 in recognition of his academic and leadership contributions. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and the author of over 160 professional and research publications. His recent research focuses on international and comparative librarianship. He teaches courses in management of library and information services and international and comparative librarianship.
501 Foundations of Library and Information Science
540 Management of Library and Information Services
591 Introduction to Research Methods in Library and Information Science
Lor, P.J. (1997). Guidelines for legislation for national library services; prepared by Peter Johan Lor with the assistance of Elizabeth A.S. Sonnekus for the General Information Programme and UNISIST. Paris: UNESCO.
Du Plessis, J.C., Britz, J.J. & Lor, P.J. (2006). From food silos to community kitchens: Retooling African libraries. In: Librarianship as a Bridge to an Information and Knowledge Society in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: Proceedings of SCECSAL XVII, Dar-es Salaam, 10-14 July, 2006. Dar es Salaam: Tanzania Library Association: 519-532.
Lor, P.J. (2009). Librarianship, an international profession. Biblioteche oggi, special issue, August 2009: 14-23.
Lor, P.J. 2008. Critical reflections on international librarianship. Mousaion 26(1):1-15.