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Building a Library and Information Training Centre in Juba University (LIST)

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Project description/goals

The main goal of the project is to build a library space to complement the existing library building to accomodate the growing number of students. This extension will mainly be used for training purposes for students of library and information science, and will be equipped with computers. It will be approximately 10 x 25 = 250 square meters in size, and will be built in a separate space allocated by the University of Juba administration for this purpose. It will also be a vital facility for the training of librarians from the other libraries in South Sudan (EdLib and later).

Objective: To secure infrastructure required for quality teaching, library training programs and capacity building.

Goals:

  1. Improve the quality of teaching and student learning in library sciences.
  2. Build capacity to address the gaps in librarianship in Southern Sudan through establishment of long and short term training programs.
  3. Provide reading space for all the students of Juba University.
  4. Provide electronic resources to library staff, academic staff and students.
  5. Establish collaborative training programs with partner institutions
  6. Implement short term training programs to library staff in all three (3) Southern Sudan Universities.


Project partners

  • University of Bergen Library
  • University of Juba, Southern Sudan


Participants from the University of Bergen Library

Project leader: Ane Landøy

Project period

2010-2011

Financing/contributers

The project is a part of the programme "Norwegian University Cooperation Program for Capacity Building in Sudan" (NUCOOP), financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/NORAD through the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU). SIU has allocated NOK 2.570.000 to the project. In addition the project partners make contributions from their own resources.