EASLIS young scholars benefit from MIT Carnegie /Stream B Programme

Three EASLIS academic staff members will benefit from a collaboration between EASLIS, University of Pretoria and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the Master of Information Technology (MIT) Carnegie-supported programme. The programme that is designed to expose students to the latest technologies applied in teaching, research and information management is run online with scheduled sessions for face-to-face lectures at the University of Pretoria, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA) University of Illinois and EASLIS.

The trio - Francis Ssekitto, Robert Kayiki and Dianah Kacunguzi will undertake an intensive training programme where all examinations are done online and lectures supported with modern teaching technologies. So far the students have visited the Chicago Public Library (Urbana-Champaign), Illinois Public Library, Milwaukee Museum and Public Library to appreciate the latest development in integrated library systems.

“With this kind of collaboration, EASLIS is expected to have in the next few years more exposed and competent staff to face the challenges of teaching and learning in the current dynamic field of Information Science,” observed Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura- Dean EASLIS. “We are building our profile with meaningful collaborations that will stand the test of time. More memoranda of understandings with reputable universities are being worked on to enable us collaborate in the areas of research, staff and students exchange, joint workshops, PhD trainings among others,” he added. With a strong human resource base, there is no doubt that EASLIS will continue to be the leading educator and trainer of Information Science and Records management Professionals in the Region and Africa.

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