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UT Libraries hosts Ugandan librarian Maria Musoke

The UT Libraries are pleased to host Dr. Maria G.N. Musoke, University Librarian at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in Knoxville from Saturday, February 24-Thursday, March 1, 2007.

Makerere University and the University of Tennessee signed a partnership agreement in April 2002. The collaboration is funded in part through the Carnegie Corporation’s Strengthening Selected African Universities Program.

Makerere University is one of the oldest universities in sub-Saharan Africa, with a record of academic excellence, research collaboration, and an excellent Africana collection. Cooperative initiatives are planned between Makerere and UT that will support and strengthen the educational and research capacity of both universities. Digitization of unique resources and electronic document delivery form the basis of those projects.

Dr. Musoke is the third librarian from Makerere to visit the UT Libraries. Miriam Kakai, Robert Kakembo and James Mugasha made earlier visits to Knoxville. UT librarians David Atkins, Barbara Dewey, and Anthony Smith have all made visits to Kampala.

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