Monday, September 24, 2012

KEMUs Library Named Library of The Year

Image source: Viel Library
The library of the Kenya Methodist University bagged the prestigious Library of the Year title at the third edition of Maktaba Award held on Friday, 21st September at the Louis Leakey Auditorium of the National Museums of Kenya.
The award, which are organized by the Goethe-Institut Kenya, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, and the Kenya Library Association, seeks to recognize excellence in the provision of library and information services in the country.
KEMU was chosen for having fully integrated modern information and communication technology in the provision of information services to its clientele as well as recording the highest usage of e-journals among the academic libraries in Kenya for the past 2 years. It received a cash reward of Sh250,000, books, a trophy and a certificate.    
Established in 2010, the inaugural award was won by the library of the United States International University.
This year’s awards received 75 submissions.  

Below is the complete list of winners of Maktaba Award 2012:
Overall winner – Kenya Methodist University Library
School Category – Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Library
Academic Category – Kenya Methodist University Library
Community Category – Coastal Resource Centre Mombasa
Special Library Category – National Museums of Kenya Main Library
Public Category – KNLS Buru Buru Library

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