Plinius

Saturday, August 21, 2010

PL 62/10: The green hills of Africa

Filed under: LATINA, library 2.0, Uganda — plinius @ 7:55 pm

Thirty-five years ago I spent two years as a teacher of statistics and social science methods in Moshi, a bustling trading centre on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Now I look forward to return to East Africa. This time the country is Uganda rather than Tanzania.

The library department at Oslo University College has collaborated with library schools in East Africa and Sudan for several years. Last year, the principal music librarian from Makerere University Library – Agnes Namaganda – attended our 2009 LATINA summer course on e-learning and digital libraries. This year, three of her colleagues  – Philliam, Irene and Monica –  joined the course. They also visited Gjerdrum Public Library, and our home – pictured right.

I hope to see all four in September, when I go to Uganda for a fortnight. Part of the time will be used to plan a summer course in Kampala itself in 2011 – and I will also teach a three day course in e-learning and distance education for librarians.

Resources

  • JULAP. Juba University Library Automation Project


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