Welcome to EASLIS


East Africa School of Library & Information Science.

Dr. Sarah Kaddu Birungi, Dean – EASLIS

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) is one of the two schools that constitute the  Makerere University  College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS). It  was established in 1963, and this year 2023, it  celebrated 60 years. The school pioneered the training of Librarians and Information scientists in the East African region who have diligently served in different capacities across the social stratum including being University Vice Chancellors, Land Officers, Newspaper anchors, Commissioners, college heads, university librarians, political leaders,among others for Uganda and beyond.

The school programs started from Certificate and Diploma levels which later were upgraded to Degrees and Post Graduate studies. Currently, the school offers Bachelors, Masters’ Degrees  (both in Library science and Records and Archives management) and Ph.D. in Information Science, producing a range of skilled professionals with competencies in Library Science, Records and Archive Management, Digital Libraries and Repository Managers, System analysts,  Researchers, Information Literacy facilitators and trainer Publishers, among others. This feat has been attained through collaborative efforts with other partner institutions in Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, West Africa and the United States





The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) has two (2) Departments; namely

Department of Library & Information Science

Welcome to LIS   Department of Library & Information Science Dr. Clement L. Nabutto, Hod – Department of Library & Information Science The Department of Library and Information Sciences  is one of the two departments that form the East African School of Library and Information Sciences […]

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Department of Records and Archives Management (RAM)

Welcome to RAM   Department of Records and Archives Management Assoc. Prof. David Luyombya – HoD, Records & Archives Management The Department of  Records and Archives Management is one of the two departments that form the East African School of Library and Information Sciences of the […]

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Academic Programmes


Academic Staff

Batte Richard

Title: Assistant Lecturer Highest Qualification: Master of Science Information Systems...

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Ekwaro Francis

Name: Ekwaro Francis Title: Assistant Lecturer Highest Qualification: Masters Awarding institution(s):...

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Kulisooma Ezerea

Title: Assistant Lecturer Highest Qualification: Masters of Library and Information Science-Digital...

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Magara Elisam

Name: Magara Elisam Title: Professor Highest Qualification: PhD Awarding institution(s):...

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Teaching and research resources

Teaching and research resources

EASLIS is connected to the Internet; it also has a Local Area Network. There are more  than  7,000  textbooks  and reference  books  and  175  titles  of periodicals  in  the  EASLIS  Teaching  and  Learning  Resource  Centre.  The School also uses the University  Main  Library  for  other  information  resources (E-resources and online public access catalogue).

The School also utilizes the Makerere University Library  (MAKLIB)  facilities  specifically  the  International Development  Agency  (IDA)  collection,  Africana  special  collection  including national depository materials, and Reference Section, Microfilming, bindery as facilities   for   demonstration,   research   study   carrels,   and   postgraduate computer  laboratory.  MAKLIB  is  one  of  the  three  designated  national  legal depositories  (besides  Uganda  Management  Institute  (UMI)  and  National Library  of  Uganda  (NLU))  for  materials  from  government  and  international organizations.

The school has a number of Lecture Spaces comprising three lecture rooms of varying sizes, computer lecturer room, and seminar room. In addition to the above,  EASLIS  utilizes  the  learning  space  at  Makerere University, which is managed centrally

There are two computer laboratories, one for Postgraduate students  and  one  for undergraduate students. For undergraduate students, it is 63square meters in size to accommodate 40 computers.

There  are  20  functional  computers,  Media  Technology  unit  containing  1  TV monitor,  a  video  deck,  and  2  LCD  projectors. The school also uses  the microfilming laboratory and the music digitization unit of the main library.


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