St. Norbert College library director to lead workshops in Kampala, Uganda

From St. Norbert College, February 15, 2012
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Kristin Vogel, director of the Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library and assistant professor at St. Norbert College, will lead workshops for professional librarians at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 20-23.

Vogel will direct the librarians on systematically building library collections using an internationally recognized model and policy framework. The librarians will learn the model known as WLN Conspectus, and throughout the workshop will apply it to their local situation, so that they complete the days with policy work in hand and a project plan for moving forward.

The project is being funded with monies from a MacArthur Foundation project Makerere University received along with other university libraries in East and West Africa to enhance and develop library services and resources.


While in Uganda, Vogel also plans to connect with St. Norbert College student Katlyn Cashman from St. Cloud, Minn., who is studying abroad in Uganda this semester with the Schools for International Training (SIT) program on post-conflict transformation. Cashman, a senior, is an Intern with the St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center. View her blog by going to http://katie-adventuresinuganda.blogspot.com/.

For more information on the SIT program, go to http://bit.ly/wyY0vB.