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Re-skilling librarians in an age of rapid technological development
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Agnes Kanzira Namaganda is an Academic Librarian, Information Literacy Instructor, and Head of Book Bank/Acquisitions Section at Makerere University Library, Uganda. She has been supported by INASP through a 2015 Leadership Grant , and here she reflects on some of the library skills supported through INASP grants and activities. Agnes blogs regularly at LATINA IN Africa. Changing technologies, changing libraries Global competition, new ICT and the demand for accountability have created major shifts in terms of collection development (from paper to electronic) and ways in which we, as librarians, organize our work. Librarians need to rethink ways of providing educational resources to support teaching, learning and research. This calls for a wide set of skills, attributes, and attitudes in order to serve diverse communities and adapt to the constantly evolving information landscape. There is need for continuous professional development, the creation of partnerships with faculty and active engagement in research … Continue reading

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Equipping trainers to deliver learner–centred training
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Agnes Namaganda Kanzira is an Academic Librarian, Information Literacy Instructor, and Head of Africana/Special Collections at Makerere University Library, Uganda. Agnes has taken part in a number of pedagogy skills workshops, initially as an observer and now as a facilitator, alongside mentoring others. Over the past few months, I have participated in the pedagogy skills workshops organised by INASP in partnership with library consortia in some African Universities. I have participated in various capacities such as: Observer, Co-facilitator and Facilitator. The aim of the workshop is to equip trainers (Librarians and Lecturers) with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver learner-centred training.

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