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2 Group members are: Abu Baker Mawejje- Member of the Board of the National Library of Uganda. Abu Baker Mawejje- Member of the Board of the National Library of Uganda. Esther Kyazike - A member of the Board of Trustees of Uganda Community Libraries Association and is the Coordinator of the Kawempe Youth Centre. Esther Kyazike - A member of the Board of Trustees of Uganda Community Libraries Association and is the Coordinator of the Kawempe Youth Centre.

3 Dixon Ampumuza – Advocacy Manager – Media in Education, New Vision Group Dixon Ampumuza – Advocacy Manager – Media in Education, New Vision Group Arthur Baguma – Editor, Education Vision – Arthur Baguma – Editor, Education Vision –

4 Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa – Director National Library of Uganda. Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa – Director National Library of Uganda. Gideon Kintu – Librarian – Mbale Public Library Gideon Kintu – Librarian – Mbale Public Library

5 Jennifer Nalwanga – Jennifer works with the National Library of Uganda in the Extension Dept. Jennifer Nalwanga – Jennifer works with the National Library of Uganda in the Extension Dept. Alex Baingana – Librarian – Kabale Public Library Alex Baingana – Librarian – Kabale Public Library

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7 Objective 1: Re-enforce Perception of instant association of libraries with information/knowledge storage From the study, users (71%) and non-users (69%) of libraries see libraries as places where information can be obtained. This needs to be re-enforced in peoples minds by ensuring that the needed information is available in the libraries

8 Most participants in the survey including policy level officials (85%) say that libraries are underfunded. The team intends to lobby Parliament, the National Planning Authority and Ministry of Finance by meeting with top level officials by holding meetings with them.

9 Challenge is that there are many priorities that the government is faced with. The solution is to encourage public libraries to ensure that they are part of the development agenda in their respective communities. eg Libraries supporting school work Libraries supporting school work Libraries supporting health programmes Libraries supporting health programmes

10 Showcase the Electronic Information for Youth Employment (EIYE) project by having a grand launch Showcase the Electronic Information for Youth Employment (EIYE) project by having a grand launchChallenge Most libraries do not yet have computers and library staff are not skilled enough to use them.

11 Get library users to tell their stories Get library users to tell their stories Encourage users to use social media to get their story out. Challenge – To get library users to be conversant enough with technology to use the social media to advocate.

12 Encourage local library staff in 5 libraries to work with teachers in their communities to integrate teaching with library activities Encourage local library staff in 5 libraries to work with teachers in their communities to integrate teaching with library activities

13 Challenge Challenge Ensuring that the resources available in the library are attractive enough to encourage the school communities to use the library regularly. Ensuring that the resources available in the library are attractive enough to encourage the school communities to use the library regularly.

14 Thank you!


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