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SN 2 EP 7: A Visionary’s View: Professor Gatiti on Librarianship’s Evolution

Join us in discovering the profound impact of librarians on our access to knowledge and information.

Published onApr 16, 2024
SN 2 EP 7: A Visionary’s View: Professor Gatiti on Librarianship’s Evolution

Step into the world of librarianship with Professor Peter Gatiti as your guide. In this episode, Professor Gatiti takes us on a captivating journey, shedding light on the vital role of librarians. He reveals the transformative power they hold in effectively managing and organizing data, making them unsung heroes in the world of information.

As the 26th SCESCAL 2024 Conference, hosted by the Kenya Library Association, approaches, Professor Gatiti's insights are more relevant than ever. He calls for the improvement of information resources and services across Africa, promising a thought-provoking exploration of librarianship through his unique perspective and expertise.

Join us as we delve into the world of librarianship, discovering the profound impact these individuals have on our access to knowledge and information.

Access this episode’s transcript here:

Professor Peter Gatiti

Professor Peter Gatiti is the chairperson of the Kenya Library Association and the Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian at Aga Khan University. He oversees 12 libraries across six countries. With a PhD from the University of Bolton and a background in Information Systems and Library Studies, he has extensive experience in library and information science. Prior to his current roles, he worked as a Specialist Librarian at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and as a Database Developer at the University of Leeds. Professor Gatiti is actively involved in teaching and research and serves as a peer reviewer for the Commission for University Education in Kenya. He is a member of several professional associations, including the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the American Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

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