profDear Colleagues,

Please find below an open invite to join CILIP CEO Nick Poole and Professor Maria G. N. Musoke, Chair of the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section and 2018 recipient of an Honorary CILIP Fellowship (HonFCLIP) online as part of the CILIP Webinar series.
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019 Time: 14:00
Place: via CILIP website – free but please register your interest

In conversation: Professor Maria G.N. Musoke

Join CILIP CEO Nick Poole in conversation with Professor Maria G.N. Musoke. In this interview, Nick will explore Maria’s professional journey from a librarian in Makerere University, to becoming the first female professor of Information Science in Africa and onwards to her current role as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor. This will give insights into the development of the profession in Uganda and beyond, its challenges, successes and future development.

Learning outcomes:

Insights into leadership, nationally and internationally
Insights into raising the profiles of librarians and gender equality
Increased understanding of the common challenges facing our profession, both in the context of low income and high-income settings, including solutions from which we might learn
Understanding of international issues
Understanding of African scholarship


Maria is, in so many ways a trailblazer as the first Ugandan woman to obtain a PhD in Information Science, the first Ugandan woman to become a Professor of Information Science, the first Librarian from Sub-Saharan Africa to chair the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section, and the first Ugandan woman to head Makerere University Library Services. Currently, she is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda’s second largest university. In 2018 Maria was awarded an Honorary CILIP Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to the profession.

This webinar is being made freely available but you will need to register in advance.

Doug Knock
HLG Award Co-ordinator