CILIP Webinar: In conversation with Professor Maria G. N. Musoke

10 May, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues,

I encourage you to sign up to this webinar. Maria is a leading light in the field of health information and libraries in Africa. Her book 'Informed and healthy' stands on my desk [ With thanks to Doug Knock and CILIP.

Best wishes, Neil


Dear Colleagues,

Please find below an open invite to join CILIP CEO Nick Poole and Professor Maria G. N. Musoke, Chair of the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section and 2018 recipient of an Honorary CILIP Fellowship (HonFCLIP) online as part of the CILIP Webinar series.

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Time: 14:00

Place: via CILIP website – free but please register your interest

In conversation: Professor Maria G.N. Musoke

Join CILIP CEO Nick Poole in conversation with Professor Maria G.N. Musoke. In this interview Nick will explore Maria's professional journey from a librarian in Makerere University, to becoming the first female professor of Information Science in Africa and onwards to her current role as a Deputy Vice Chancellor. This will give insights into the development of the profession in Uganda and beyond, its challenges, successes and future development.

Learning outcomes:

Insights into leadership, nationally and internationally

Insights into raising the profiles of librarians and gender equality

Increased understanding of the common challenges facing our profession, both in the context of low income and high income settings, including solutions from which we might learn

Understanding of international issues

Understanding of African scholarship


Maria is, in so many ways a trailblazer as the first Ugandan woman to obtain a PhD in Information Science, the first Ugandan woman to become a Professor of Information Science, the first Librarian from Sub-Saharan Africa to chair the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section, and the first Ugandan woman to head Makerere University Library Services. Currently she is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda’s second largest university. In 2018 Maria was awarded an Honorary CILIP Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to the profession.

This webinar is being made freely available but you will need to register in advance.

Doug Knock

HLG Award Co-ordinator



Twitter: @ciliphlg


CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our strength is our diverse and active membership covering all health and social sectors, and geographical areas in the UK. Members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. Students with an interest in health and social care information are also welcome. Several HLG members live and work abroad.


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA moderator