Library inducts new interns for the 2019 Summer Semester

Mr. Charles Wanjala (Librarian) talks to interns working under the Library’s Summer 2019 Internship program. PHOTO:Antonio Longangi

By Diana Meso and Antonio Longangi

The library has absorbed over 17 interns from various universities for the Summer 2019 internship program scheduled to end in October this year.

This was marked during an induction ceremony on Monday, June 3 at the Library where the interns were introduced to the library team, procedures and various services provided by the library.

The modernity, advancement and professionalism credited to the USIU- Africa Library, attracted these aspiring professionals as they seek opportunities for hands-on learning and skill enhancement experience for career preparedness.

“My visit to USIU-Africa and the level of professionalism I experienced, left a positive impression on me which made me desire to work here,” said Ms. Jane Wambui from Kisii University, “being here is a great opportunity as I feel ready for employment just after a few weeks.”

This internship program is designed to help students familiarize themselves with world-standard resource management tools and procedures, and quality services in a multidisciplinary and multicultural institution.

“We’re glad to have the interns work and get trained here, this shows that we are the trusted regional leaders in this industry,” said Mr. Charles Wanjala (University Librarian) who coordinated the induction.

The interns are final year students pursuing Bachelor of Library and Information Science from Chuka University, Kenyatta University, Laikipia University, Kisii University, and Technical University of Kenya. Annually the library trains over 100 students through the internship program.

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