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Welcome To CUUL

The purpose of the Consortium is to facilitate effective and efficient collaboration and resource sharing among university and institutional libraries in Uganda in order to strengthen the library services provided to the students, staff and other patronage of the institutions.

Mission

To bring together Ugandan academic and research libraries to help strengthen their effectiveness.

Vision

To inspire and enable Uganda's libraries to provide world class access to vital research information.

Motto

Collaboration for Excellence.

CUUL is a registered non-profit organisation established to plan and manage projects and activities collaboratively, which provides the member library communities with efficient and effective access to library and information resources.

To strengthen CUUL's capacity to deliver services to members

 

  •  Assess and improve ICT capability; reviewing and developing our onine resources.
  • Review and strengthen CUUL's leadership structure; establish a full time secretariat.
  •  Increase and diversify income by improving CUUL's marketing capacity
  • Strengthen M&E of consortia activities

To build the capacity and effectiveness of CUUL's membership

 

  • Identify and met priority capacity development needs of members
  • Enhances access to quality information for learning, teaching and research; developing resource sharing procedures
  • Improve research generation and publication of CUUL's members

To advocate for the vital role of libraries in education, research and innovation in Uganda.

 

  • Develop and deliveron advocacy sub strategy
  • Strengthen leadership and membership capability related to advocacy
  • Build new and strengthen exixting partnerships across a range of sectors, so that CUUL can play a vital bridging role in the knowledge economy

These are the main activities that are carried out at CUUL.

 

  • Licensing negotiation, joint payments and access to E-resources
  • Cooperative e-resources selection
  • Skills and knowledge development through training & continuing education
  • Encourage resources sharing
  • Promote exchange of information & expertise
  • Capacity building through workshop training and institutional visits
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Advocacy to government
  • ICT surveys to enhance improving ICT application
  • Creating and strengthening partnership

The consortium's current focus hinges on the following:

 

  • Taking greater responsibility for the provision and management of e-resources.
  • Developing strong responsive management structures.
  • Developing strong membership and financial base.
  • Communicating the value of the consortium and influencing key decisions makers.
  • Supporting the development of member/constituent institutions, and their staff.

“He kept ethical and professional standards, he was a counsellor, he brought many partners to Muni University through his various networks for which we are grateful. ” says Professor Dranzoa
The Muni University Secretary who is also the Accounting officer, Rev Fr. Professor Odubuker Picho Epiphany, MIDM, describes the late Dr. Mukungu as a calm and gentle person dedicated to his work. “He was a very sincere and honest person. He didn’t have anything with being overly ambitious. He would be very humble and apologise whenever he realised he made a mistake”.
He says the late Mukungu brought in a lot of experience in his field and was able to network with his contacts to develop not only the University but the whole region …he donated books to secondary schools around the University and in the refugee camps.
He says the late Dr. Mukungu was also a very religious person who participated a lot in the church affairs especially in the Madi and West Nile diocese.
A close friend and workmate of Dr. Mukungu till his death, Mr Bosco Apparatus Buruga; the Muni University Assistant Librarian describes him as, “a friendly person, a very sincere man who doesn’t keep grudges”.
“You can disagree with him on work-related things but will remain friends. He has worked hard to ensure that Muni University library continues to grow. He would go to Ministries to look for publications for this library. It is also a huge loss to Library fraternity…the librarians out there needed his service so much…they used to consult him a lot. He is a man I will miss”, recounts Mr Buruga.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of academic affairs, Associate Professor, Anguma Simon Katrini describes the late Dr.Mukungu as a very friendly person, who valued life and relationship with his fellow workers.
“The Late Dr.Mukungu joined Muni University service around the same time I joined. When I met him the first time we clicked naturally and automatically. I came to know him as a person who was brutally honest and he exhibited in all his works an innocent sincerity which attributes are very rare amongst Ugandans and with this we will miss somebody who bares rare qualities’’, he says.
He says under the leadership of the late Doctor Mukungu, most of the Library Staff at Muni University have gone to school and are developing their careers because he offered a father figure to them and constantly guided them on matters of career and social life.
The Dean of Students, Ms. Amandru Stella Wawa speaks of a personal relationship she had built with late Dr. Mukungu to the extent that they often shared and guided each other on personal and family challenges and prayed for each other in “our offices”.
“The late Mukungu was very passionate about the library so much so that no meeting ended without the mention of a library and we often laughed because that seemed to be all he could think of. His demise is indeed a huge loss, not only to his family, but to Muni University; in particular the students’ fraternity and the Nation at large. Dear Dr. Mukungu, much as you are gone physically; your presence is still felt as if you are just at the corner of the library”, she implores.
She also remembers late Dr. Mukungu’s love to share what he had with people; “I enjoyed mango and avocado fruits whenever I visited him at his home in Mvara, about 2 kilometres away from campus. He always reminded me to come and collect more for the children.”
At the Human Resources section of Muni University, late Mukungu is remembered as an honest person who blended well with colleagues.
“Overall, humility ruled him. Being a university Librarian is not a small position, he blended well with his colleagues,’’ says, Mrs Carolyne Badaru, a Human Resource Officer at Muni University.
Mr Byamugisha Emmanuel, a student of Information Systems at Muni University awaiting graduation and a former Minister for Information and Technology in the 5th guild (2019-2020) says, “I served as the Students’ representative on the Senate Board and this is where I got an opportunity to interact with the late Dr Mukungu Fredrick. He was exceptionally humble person, very approachable and always willing to help. As the head of library department, he worked tooth and nail to put the University library at the level where it is now”.
The late Doctor Mukungu obtained a PhD in Information Science from Makerere University, a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Library Studies, all from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Before joining Muni University, he worked at Uganda Christian University as a librarian for 23 years.
He was also the Inaugural Chairman - Consortium of Uganda University Libraries from 2001 to 2003.
From 2002 to 2004, he was the treasurer, Standing Conference of National and University Libraries in East, Central and South - SCANUL ECS.
Between 1998 and 1999, he was the secretary of the Uganda Library Association.
He was also a member of the University Council and Chairman of Search Committee - Ndejje University
At one time, he was the Chairman of Missions Board - Busoga diocese, and Chairman of Board of Governors - Luzinga Senior Secondary School.
He also worked as a Church Warden at St. Philip and Andrew's Cathedral Mukono, Missions Coordinator at St Philip and Andrew's Cathedral Mukono (2008-2012) and College Librarian at Bishop Tucker Theological College Mukono (1982-1997). From 1978 to 1982, he was the School Librarian for Mt St. Mary's Secondary School Namagunga.
As written in the Bible, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”, Romans 8:38-39.
Till we meet again, May His Soul Rest in Peace, AMEN

EIFL SPIDER II Project workshop

The CUUL/EIFL SPIDER II Project involving six participating institutions in Uganda is , additionally for one event, including eight other CUUL institutions: Bugema University, Nkumba University, Ndejje University, Kampala International University, Mountain of the Moon University and Muni University under the theme " Open Access Policy Development in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to make more digital content available".

EIFL SPIDER II Project Activity

Open approaches to scholarly communication are changing the way research and learning are done and there are profound implications for universities and research institutions.

New Executive Committee

CUUL Annual Genreal meeting took place on 1 and 2nd Feb 2018 at Makerere University Business School.Subsequently a new executive committee was elected.