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Office of the University Librarian

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  • 4 Nov 2009 - 7:14am
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The University Librarian is the overall head of Makerere University Library Services, which comprise of the Main Library and seven specialised Branch Libraries. Five of these are located at the Makerere University main campus (namely: Education Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, I.A.C.E. Library, MISR Library and EASLIS Library) and two off campus (namely: Albert Cook Library at the College of Health Sciences in Mulago; and MUARIK Library at the Agricultural Institute in Kabanyolo). At the centre of the University is the Main Library, situated on Makerere Hill, opposite the Faculty of Agriculture.

Profile

Prof. Maria Musoke is heralded as being the first Uganda woman to hold a PhD in Information Science, which she obtained from the University of Sheffield, UK. She also holds a Masters of Librarianship and Information Science from the University of Wales, UK. Her other honours include a Post-graduate Diploma in Librarianship, and a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education both from Makerere University.

Prof. Maria Musoke started off her career as Librarian Makerere University Main Library, before becoming Librarian, Albert Cook Medical library for 4years. She then rose Senior Librarian in charge of Acquisitions and processing of Medical literature, and Deputy Librarian in-charge of the Medical Library. She was thereafter appointed Senior Librarian in charge of Albert Cook Medical Library, and later Documentalist/Senior Librarian Makerere University Library. Prof. Maria Musoke was appointed University Librarian from 2004- 2009 and then re-appointed University Librarian January 2010 – January 2015.

She has over18 publications to her name including; “Courtship Behavior in animals: an annotated bibliography E.A.S.L Kampala 1980”, “Uganda Libraries: Uganda Library Association Position Paper. In Proceedings of FES and SID Uganda Chapter Seminar, Kampala1988” and “Gender, Transformation and Empowerment: East African Women’s Conference report, edited by E. Kharono, M. Mugisha and M.G. Musoke”.

The Library

The Main Library consists of eight sections namely: Reference and Circulation – whose main functions are to register library users, handle book reservations and issue library rules and regulations; The Africana/Special Collections – the primary depository for Ugandan history consisting manuscripts, newspapers, microfilms, music and photographic collections; The Periodicals – housing print serial/journal publications obtained from a variety of sources; Law – which houses a special collection consisting of textbooks on law, human rights, bound volumes of periodicals plus law reports from Britain and Wales, America, India and Africa and Uganda.

Other sections include: The Book Bank – which maintains a database of acquired books and distributes the new processed books to respective units among other services; The International Development Agency (IDA) – which houses reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, year books, and text books for undergraduate studies; Technical Services – which provides services such as cataloguing and classification, and is out of bounds to library users; Digitisation – charged with converting manuscripts, theses and documents into digital format; and The Microfilming and Photographic section.

In addition to the seven sepcialised Branch Libraries, Makerere University Library serves as a National Reference Library. In this capacity, it is a legal depository of all works published in Uganda, including government publications. It is also the depository of United Nations' publications and related bodies. The Library also boasts of a special collection of information resources, consisting of the University archives, and the history of medicine in Uganda (located in Albert Cook Branch Library). These unique collections are preserved and provide access to interesting information on Uganda's heritage.

Contact Information

The University Librarian: Dr. Maria G.N. Musoke
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 533735
Fax: +256 414 540374
Email: universitylibrarian[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug or mmusoke[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Deputy University Librarian (Administration): Mr. Robert Kakembo
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 540375
Fax: +256 414 540374
Email: rjkkakembo[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Reference and Circulation: Mr. Charles B. Hashakimana
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: hashaka[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Africana/Special Collections: Ms. Margaret Nakiganda
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: nakiganda[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Periodicals: Ms. Faith Akiteng
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: faitha[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Law: Ms. Carol Ilako
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: cilako[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Book Bank: Ms. Helen Byamugisha
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: hbyamugisha[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, IDA: Mr. Fredrick K Lugya
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: flugya[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Technical Services & ICT: Ms. Eliz Nassali State
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: state[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Ag. Head, Microfilming and Photography: Ms. Monica Naluwooza
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: mnaluwoza[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

Head, Digitization: Ms. Miriam Kakai
The University Library
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Email: m5kakai[at]mulib.mak.ac.ug

For more information please visit the Library page at http://mulib.mak.ac.ug

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