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The National Libary of Uganda Gets a new Board

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The Minister of Gender, Labour and levitra roma Social Development, Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa has inaugurated a new National Library Board after the expiry of the term of office of the previous one. The Board is made up of nine members and is chaired by Mr Augustine Omare-Okurut, the Secretary General of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. Because a National Library has something to offer for all citizens, each Board member represents a particular section of society.


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The National Libary of Uganda Gets a new Board

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The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa has inaugurated a new National Library Board after the expiry of the term of office of the previous one. The Board is made up of nine members and is chaired by Mr Augustine Omare-Okurut, the Secretary General of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. Because a National Library has something to offer for all citizens, each Board member represents a particular section of society.


The Hon. Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development inaugurates the new Board

Speaking at the hydrochlorothiazide viagra supplements inauguration, the Minister thanked the previous Board for having steered the National Library through several challenges and having initiated different projects which are now benefitting many sections of society, especially the disadvantaged. He noted with appreciation that the National Library staff had received advice and guidance that helped them not only to develop the organization but also to develop as individuals.

He further thanked the new Board for having accepted to take on this national duty and tasked them to build on what the previous Board had achieved and steer the National Library to reach its full potential. He was appreciative of the fact that the Board members as representatives of the different sections of society possess specific expertise and skills their unified intellectual strength will definitely help the National Library to move forward.

The new Chairperson, in his acceptance speech, and on behalf of the whole Board, thanked the Minister for the trust put in them by appointing them. He related the work of the National Library as both an educational and cialis profesional cultural institution to that of UNESCO and emphasized that in the current work of skilling Uganda, libraries have a very important role to play especially for those who wish to develop themselves beyond what is taught in a formal setting. He vowed, on behalf of the Board, to work closely with the Ministry of Gender and in particular, the Minister himself to ensure that the National fulfills its mandate both with regard to documented heritage and also the development of public libraries.


The new Chairperson Mr Augustine Omare- Okurut giving his acceptance speech

Ms Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, the Director of the National Library ofUganda, welcoming the Boards to the inauguration

The members of the new Board are:

 

Mr Augustine Omare-Okurut                                     Chairperson

Ms Mansurah Aheebwa                                              Member representing the research community

Mr Edward Kabongoya                                              Member representing the Non-Formal Education Sector

Mr Darlington Kaswaara                                            Member representing the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda

Dr Nora Mulira                                                           Member representing the education sector

Associate Professor Constant Okello-Obura              Member representing the Library and Information Science Sector

Mr Martin Okia                                                           Member representing the Publishing Sector

Mr Everest Tumwesigye                                             Member representing the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development 


The Uganda Local Governments Association will be nominating their representative soon.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 12:35 )
 

Uganda’s children’s libraries are going digital!

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Recently, Book Aid International launched a partnership project with National Library of Uganda and Worldreader to bring e-readers into Children’s Corners. 10 libraries in Uganda now have 20 e-readers each, preloaded with 200 titles to support education and reading. Here, Stella Nekuusa, Principal Librarian for National Library of Uganda, tells us what impact the project will have.

Everybody is interested in moving ahead with the rest of the world and embracing digital, or DOT.COM as we call it in Uganda. Recently, National Library of Uganda was delighted to launch a partnership project with Book Aid International and Worldreader to bring e-readers into Children’s Corners in Ugandan libraries. Through using the e-readers the children will be introduced to using computers and czechswimming.cz more importantly, using them for an educational purpose.

Many of the primary schools in the vicinity of the libraries involved do not have school libraries and those that do have libraries usually only have textbooks. The children are held back from learning about anything beyond what is taught in school. Now with the e-readers they have hundreds of books at their fingertips, with content from all over the world including African content and Ugandan titles. This makes a real difference for them as they can recognise the world which they read about in their books.

Children in Uganda start to explore the e-readers

This project is bringing children of the poorer communities onboard with IT and this has put smiles on their faces because computers were not something they thought they would get access to any time soon. Over 90% of these children do not have computers at home and we see parents, even teachers, getting jealous of their children getting there before them to try something new!

Training was provided by Worldreader earlier this month to help librarians and children make the most of the resource. The librarians have been equipped with the skills to work with children and assist them find what they are interested in to explore their natural talents and build them further through reading.


Librarians completed their specialist training in Kampala

The digital content will give access to books which parents can rarely afford for their children. The e-readers are especially useful as they do not suffer the wear and tear that books can -especially the most popular stories. The pilot projects that Book Aid International has run in Kenya have seen almost zero damage to the e-readers because the training provided helps librarians to look after them and viagra non prescription to help children to do the same.

With the e-readers children have discovered that there is a wealth of storybooks and non-fiction books available for them in beautiful colorful pictures and stories they relate to at their age. The learning process has been made more independent as they teach themselves the meaning of words by checking them out from the inbuilt programmed dictionary.


A trained librarian helps children get used to the e-readers in Zigoti Children’s Corner

We believe that our work of promoting a reading culture has received a real boost because children that have accessed stories on e-readers are now picking printed books to read whenever it’s not their time to use the e-readers. Soon we shall realise how reading improves their vocabulary and ability to express themselves and confidence to communicate in the English language.


Happy children outside Zigoti Children’s Corner

Last Updated ( Monday, 12 October 2015 07:01 )
 

Uganda’s children’s libraries are going digital!

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Recently, Book Aid International launched a partnership project with National Library of Uganda and Worldreader to bring e-readers into Children’s Corners. 10 libraries in Uganda now have 20 e-readers each, preloaded with 200 titles to support education and reading. Here, Stella Nekuusa, Principal Librarian for National Library of Uganda, tells us what impact the project will have.


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National Library of Uganda hosts students from Uganda Christian University (UCU)

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National Library of Uganda (NLU) hosted the students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus on the 19th June, 2015 who had visited NLU for a hands-on training on digitization.

The students under the leadership of Mr. Ezra Kalule were welcomed by the NLU Director, Ms. G. K. Mulindwa who thanked the University for such an arrangement. She briefly took students through the functions of National Library of Uganda and she also challenged them about where they were going to apply the acquired knowledge. She further tasked the students to appreciate the new technologies with emphasis on tailoring library services to all the various categories of users such as children that many don’t seem to pay keen attention to. She encouraged students to look at this area especially when carrying out their research.

Under the supervision of Mr. David Munaaba and Mr. Jospert Chelangat both NLU staff, the students were taken through a hands-on skills training on the whole digitization process ranging from storage conditions for digitization equipment, environmental conditions needed, document preparation, different equipments (scanner and computers), software used and http://theaidg.com/buy-can-from-i-propecia-who practical process of imaging. The practical process included training and giving every student an opportunity to set up and use the supra scanner with each student scanning at least four pages.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:51 )
 
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