The East African School of Library and information Science (EASLIS) is a regional training school for Library and Information Science in East Africa established in 1963 as a result of the agreement of the three East African States Viz. Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

The School is a fully-fledged Institution equivalent to a Faculty of Makerere University. It offers a number of training program so that at graduation, the students are equipped with skills to work in any Information institution like Library, Archival Institutions, Registries, Records Offices, and Publishing houses, Book distribution Centers, Documentation Centers, Information Centers, Resource Centers etc.

Library and Information Science is a service-oriented program that requires practical skills of different types. To satisfy the need, a computer laboratory, Audio-visual Laboratory, Book processing Unit, Desktop Publishing Unit, have been established.

The school has the following departments:

  • Department of Library and Information Sciences
  • Department of Records and Information management

Our Mission: Derived from the goals of its parent body Makerere University, the present and future demands of the community, both local and international and its place EASLIS in the international professional and academic environment, our mission is “to become a center of excellence responsible for producing national, regional and international high quality information professionals capable of responding to present and future needs”

Our Goal: To produce high quality Library and information Professionals capable of responding to present and future needs