A delegation from India led by Ms. Dave Vibhavari Vijay, Honorable Minister of State, Women and Children Welfare, Education (Primary and Higher Education) and Pilgrimage Visited the new Library on February 14, 2020 .The Indian delegation, in company of the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama inspected the development projects that have been funded by the Indian Government, key among them Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library. The Graduate Library was refurbished courtesy of a 100M grant from the Indian government.
The Deputy Director (Technical), Library and Information Services attended a welcome orientation address for first-year students, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The orientation was organized by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs.
The Deputy Director addressed the first-year students for the academic year 2019/2020. The address was conducted on 23rd January 2020 at the Taifa Hall.
University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Mbeche met over 100 Web champions drawn from all Colleges, Faculties, Schools, Institutes, Centres and Departments at the Central Catering Unit (CCU).
University Nairobi Library hosted UN/World Bank/Kenya University Librarians’ Committee meeting on 29th November 2019. The meeting was held in Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library Boardroom. The attendants for the first meetings were drawn from public and private university libraries, United Nations, and World Bank.
The 2019 Digital Essay Competition (DEC) came to a close on 8th August 2019 with many schools and students taking part. The competition was open to all Upper Primary and Secondary School Students in English, Kiswahili, French, and Art categories. They were to answer the question: “Think of a problem in your school: How can technology help solve that problem?” Over 13,500 essays were received.
On 17th October 2019, the Library successfully negotiated for Performance Contract 2019/2020.
The negotiation team was led by the Director Library and Information services together with her three Deputies in Technical, Planning, and Administration. The team also consisted of librarians from some of the colleges.