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Library and information science education in Rwanda

Musa Wakhungu Olaka (School of Information Science and Learning Technology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 18 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

To provide an overview of library and information science education in Rwanda.

Design/methodology/approach

Description mainly through personal experience.

Findings

The history of library manpower development in Rwanda has been turbulent. Establishing the first ever formal library and information science program has had many challenges. However, graduates from the program are slowly and steadily changing the library landscape in Rwanda.

Originality/value

Library and information science education in Rwanda has not been well documented and particularly challenges in faced in establishing a formal library and information science program.

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Citation

Wakhungu Olaka, M. (2008), "Library and information science education in Rwanda", Library Review, Vol. 57 No. 4, pp. 298-305. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530810868733

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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