Sections and Services

Sections Services
Office of the University Librarian (Services)
  • Advising the University Management on CUE library statutory standards and guidelines for university libraries
  • Planning of library services in accordance with the university Service Charter
  • Developing and implementing incoming generating projects in the library
  • Coordinating library management activities
  • Developing institutional repository to ensure visibility of university research output
  • Innovating new models of library service delivery
  • Developing collaborations, linkages and networks with peer institutions
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing library strategic objectives
  • Managing library resources
  • Mediatory services for the library
  • Developing partnerships with research institutions, libraries, national and regional library associations etc.
Circulation Services Section

Mr. Solomon Maleche (Section Head)

  • General enquiries
  • Lending and Receiving of books
  • Registration of new users
  • Clearance of outgoing users
  • Interlibrary loan services
  • Reservation of books
  • Overdue fine updating
  • Security Services
  • Orientation of new users
Acquisitions section

Section Head: Esther Mwangi

  • Formulation of information resources selection criteria
  • Sourcing for new information materials for the university
  • Sourcing for donations/gifts (Print books and Journals
  • Selecting and evaluation and analyzing book requests and supply sources
  • Ordering, receiving and claiming (accessioning, stamping, bar-coding etc.)
  • Planning for new collections or collection areas
  • Replacement of lost/damaged information materials
  • Routine selection and de-selection decisions
  • Re-processing repaired books from bindery
  • Managing library office stationery
Special Collection and Postgraduate Research Section

Section Head: Alice Mwanza

  • Populating the JKUAT Institutional Repository
  • Guiding staff and students on recommended referencing and citation styles
  • Providing general guidance to staff and students in their research
  • Processing theses (Classification, cataloguing, labeling etc.)
  • Developing work related policies and manuals for the section
  • Liaising with the ICT Directorate to ensure that the JKUAT Institutional Repository is accessible
  • Conducting orientation programs to all first year postgraduate students in the university
  • Promoting and marketing of the JKUAT Institutional Repository
  • Liaising with schools and departments through the UL’s office for submission of research materials to be uploaded in the JKUAT Institutional Repository
  • Digitizing JKUAT print research output for uploading to the JKUAT Institutional Repository
Reference and Instructional Services Section

Section Head: Frachiah Mwangi

  • To cooperate with other library units by providing them with information about users
  • Uploading and dissemination of exam papers
  • Provision of reference service
  • User request searches
  • Coordination of continuous user orientation
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Selective Dissemination of Information
  • Collect and manage information in journals and serials
  • Educate users on search materials
  • Give guidance to users on appropriate reference resources
  • Helps users to locate information needed
  • Answer queries of the users both manual and online
Bindery Section

Section Head: Joel Mbugua

  • Identifying and Requisitioning of Bindery materials
  • Binding and repair of print information materials
  • Costing and charging for repair of non-library materials
  • Promoting bindery services
  • Bindery related Advisory services
Library Information Systems Section

Section Head:Richard Omolo Midigo

  • Library website Management
  • KOHA ILS Management
  • Coordination use of computers in the library
  • Library network configuration for staff and students
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues in the library
  • Advising library management on computer based technologies
  • Creating and generating KOHA reports
  • Develop policies on ICT in the library
  • Liasing with Directorate of ICT on IT solutions for library problems
  • Training on library information systems
  • Evaluation of Computer-based systems in the library
Digital Services Section

Section Head: Mary Njeri Wachira (Librarian Incharge, Kakamega CBD Campus Library)

  • To dentify and recommend databases to be included or discarded in subscription
  • To help support digital library collections
  • To promote University digital initiatives
  • To create awareness to enhance the use of e-resources
  • Train user on the use of e-resources and services
  • Support research activities through ensuring accessibility to e-resources and use of content management systems
  • E-resources metadata management to assure accessibility
  • Impact skills for discovery and access of digital collections
  • Monitor seamlessly availability to e-resources