Dr Hellen Byamugisha

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Purpose

Responsible for the development, control, management, and coordination of all library and information services at the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement annual activity plans and budgets as well as monitor and review performance against set targets and objectives.
  • Oversee the maintenance of information resources through an effective cataloguing and classification system.
  • Coordinate the development of well-stocked and continually updated libraries in order to facilitate proper functioning of the University.
  • Monitor and review the performance of the libraries and make recommendations that will ensure the achievement of goals and objectives, particularly regarding maintaining international academic and professional standards.
  • Coordinate the acquisition and proper maintenance of books, serial publications, documents, audio-visual materials, electronic resources, computer discs as well as other academic publications, equipment and information technology for all the libraries in the University.
  • Receive complimentary copies of books, publications and new acquisitions and pass them on to the relevant departments for distributing to specified lecturers.
  • Coordinate annual stocktaking exercise in order to conduct proper audit and accountability of all acquisitions in the library.
  • Assess training needs, develop and implement on-the- job training programmes aimed at equipping library staff and users with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and
    behaviors.
  • Work closely with the donor organizations and strategic partners to ensure continuing support in the acquisition of information resources as well as the development of library
    facilities.
  • Develop and implement an effective knowledge organization system in order to ensure rapid access and retrieval of information.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of library staff against set targets and take corrective action whenever performance improvement is required.