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MSAKE leaders visit CHS library

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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-06-06 11:44
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CHS Library

From left Librarian – Josphine Kang’ethe, Idris Abdi, Ahmed Hussein, Legendri Robert-, the College Librarian Mr. John K. Mwangi , John Karani and  Faraj Mohamed.

On 29th May 2018, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Library was visited by Medical Students Association of Kenya (MSAKE) leaders.

The purpose of the visit was for the students to be trained on the use of E-resources and to work-out modalities on how more students could be trained on the same.  It was agreed in the impromptu brief meeting that the student body would also work as the bridge to forge stronger collaborations between the Library and medical students in the College.

The students were taken through the resources available to all students, both print and online resources. The student leaders committed to joining the newly launched Knowledge Ambassadors club so as to get more students on board.

The student leaders promised to cascade the need for library trainings to their peers. There are many benefits of such a collaboration including stakeholders’ involvement, improvement in communication between library and the student community, development of user centered services provision and tapping onto the students’ energy and creativity.

It is well known that students get more access to their peers in terms of time and numbers since they have their own language of communication, which they easily understand among themselves, thus positioning them to be better crusaders of E-resources to their peers as knowledge ambassadors. The meeting agreed that the knowledge ambassadors will in future help the library during major occasions such as :

 

  • Information Skills Training
  • Exhibitions
  • Open Access week
  • Creative Activities
  • Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Competition
  • Corporate social Responsibility

Therefore, engaged students are likely to achieve academic success than those not engaged.

 

 

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2024-06-30 11:44

College Librarian

 

Mr. John Mwangi

College Librarian, CHS.

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