The Library and Information Center on Tuesday, March 27 hosted the United Nations/World Bank University Librarians Workshop at the Library Bookshop. The meeting whose objective was to ‘Learn Strategies on how to document and build business cases supporting the library and develop brief and meaningful surveys to back funding decisions’ was held against a backdrop of increasing pressure on university librarians to provide justifications for funding that will strengthen library services.
While making his remarks Associate DVC- Student Affairs Prof. Munyae Mulinge, underscored the role librarians play in disseminating information. He urged them to inculcate a reading culture in academic institutions through working together with instructors.
Librarians were encouraged to come up with a common survey tool that can be used to solicit users’ views on library services, that will produce evidence in the form of data to administrators in order to build cases to solicit funding.
Librarians meet to strategize on development of funding proposals
- Written by Dan Muchai