The National Library of Uganda participated in the 5th Annual Conference for the Uganda Community Libraries Association which was held from the 18th to the 20th of January 2015 at Kitengesa Community Library in Lwanunda Masaka. The theme for the conference was “Community Engagement; Libraries for Community Empowerment”. The library was represented by the Director; Ms. Gertrude KayagaMulindwa and the IRES department staff; Ms. Jenifer Nalwanga and Mr. Amanyabyona Raymond. Mr. Amanyabyona and Ms. Nalwanga made presentations and remarks on the importance of some of the key library service skills that librarians should take into account like stock taking, accession register, record keeping and other ideas on library activities for their users.
The Director made remarks on the funding received for public and community libraries under the Children’s Corners project funded by Book Aid International in partnership with the Headley Trust. She briefly described that the project was mainly for donation of children’s books and refurbishment of the libraries to create a child friendly environment for children. The Director invited forward the Libraries that were present at the conference to briefly talk about their projects. She mentioned that in the near future, NLU and UgCLA would work out a schedule to give basic librarianship skills to both the public and community librarians at the National library of Uganda.