Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium

Consortial Abbreviation: 
KLISC
Slogan or Motto: 
Creating an Informed Society
Brief Description: 

The Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) is an organization of member libraries in Kenya. KLISC was formed in the year 2003, with a mandate to bring together university libraries to achieve some common objectives for the total benefit of members in the group. Over the last 10 years the consortium has grown and expanded its membership to include public universities, private universities, government Institutions/departments, public libraries, Kenya National Archives, Kenya, National Museums, non-profit and national tertiary colleges and national research institutions. By so doing, KLISC has become an all-embracing national consortium. Its aim is to promote the interests of libraries and information services and bring them together for common good and benefit of its stakeholders namely students, lecturers and researchers spread in all these institutions as well as the government and public at large. As we move into the second decade, KLISC has adopted the vision “ To be a Leading library consortium with unlimited access to knowledge and information” which reflects the consortium’s commitment to maintain, monitor, promote, and exploit knowledge management for learning, teaching, innovation, research, community service, and national development.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Training
Mailing Address: 
Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium P. O. Box 45966 Nairobi GPO 00100 KENYA
Country: 
Kenya
Generic Phone Number: 
+254-727381147
Staff Contacts: 
Chairperson, Prof. Joseph Kavulya, University Librarian, Catholic University of Eastern Africa Email: jkavulya@cuea.edu Vice Chairperson, Janegrace Kinyanjui, University Librarian, Egerton University,Email: jgkinyanjui@gmail.com Treasurer, Dr. Sarah Kibugi, Director, Library Services, Technical University of Kenya, Email: kibugisarah@gmail.com Secretary, Dr. Sylvia Ogola, University Librarian, United States International University - Africa Email: sylogola@gmail.com Assistant Secretary, Dr. Gitau Njoroge, Chief University Librarian, Kenyatta University, Email: gitau.njoroge@ku.ac.ke Programme Coordinator, Arnold Mwanzu, Information Resource Coordinator/Head Librarian, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Executive Member, Dr. Beatrice Odera-Kwach, Senior Assistant Commission Secretary & HOD Library & Information Services, Commission for University Education Executive Member, Angela Mumo, Ag. Director Library and Information Services, University of Nairobi
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
100
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
Special