Muni University in collaboration with the Good Steward Global Initiative (GSGI) and National Library of Uganda held a Librarian training workshop for community and school librarians in West Nile from 12th to 13th June 2018. Over 70 participants from the rural Community Libraries, Public Libraries, and Institutional Libraries attended.

This was the second Librarians training held at Muni University to equip the Librarians managing the West Nile rural Libraries established by the Good Steward Global Initiative with the necessary skills required.

GSGI and Muni University are considering establishing a mobile Library in Bibibidi Refugee Camp and Imvepi Secondary School to enhance provision of information and enable the refugee children access information for knowledge development and improve their reading skills.

GSGI recently donated more books to Muni University Library to support the development of a Bachelors programme in Library Information Science (BLIS).

The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Professor Simon Katrini Anguma applauded the partnership of GSGI and the National Library of Uganda for their efforts in developing a reading culture in the West Nile region and establishing more libraries in the West Nile region.

The Deputy University Secretary Mr.Maxwel Abok who closed the function and awarded certificates to the participants at the end of the training, thanked the partners for organizing and facilitating the training and the participants for positively turning up and encouraged them to put in practice what they have learnt. He called for continuity of such partnerships.

Present at the training was the President of the GSGI, Mr. Mark Cotham and Professor Thomas Goodnight, who is a Professor of Communication Studies from University of Southern California.

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