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Vice Chancellor visits Library stand on the 2016 University Open Day

Library staff demonstrates to the Vice Chancellor on some of the innovative technologies the Library has adopted in enhancing information service delivery.

The 2016 University of Nairobi Open Day Theme: “Quality & Innovative Education to Sustain Industrial Growth”.

Library receives consignment of new books

The University Library Acquisitions section has recieved a consignment of new books in the areas of Law, Business and Gender studies. These books will be distributed to the relevant college and branch libraries after processing.


The above workshop was held on 20th-21st April 2016 at the E-Resources Lab. JKML.  The aim of the workshop was to improve the standards of cataloguing and classification of library staff in line with international standards, and sensitize staff on book selection tools.  The workshop was attended by 30 participants.

Objectives of the workshop were:

CEES Library conducts training on E-Resources for Third Year Bachelor of Education Distance Students

Third year distance studies students were trained on how to access E-Resources at CEES library on 20/04/2016. They were addressed by the CEES Librarian Mr. Mulonzia.

The training was conducted in the library boardroom, followed by a guided tour of the library facilities by library staff

MA (Kiswahili) students visits JKML for orientation

New intake of students for Masters in Kiswahili visited JKML for library  orientation on 21/04/16.

They were inducted on library services and Information resources. Later they were taken on a guided tour of the JKML facilities. The exercise was conducted by Circulation staff.

The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science | (smr 2876)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research. The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 1st to 12th August 2016.

EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open for applications.

School of Law Library acquires software to aid visually impaired students

The School of Law Library, has acquired JAWS screen reader which enables students with visual impairments to read electronic information resources, this software has been installed in the Library and students with such special needs can utilize.

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