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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAEA. PERSONAL DATASIR NAME : ONGWENOTHER NAMES : PATRICK ALFRED WALUCHIOCONTACT ADDRESS: P.O BOX 57103-00200 NAIROBI, KENYAEMAIL ADDRESS: pongwen@arrforum.org/ongwengalfred@gmail.comGENDER : MALENATIONALITY : KENYANDATE OF BIRTH : APRIL 13TH 1979ID NUMBER : 22222220LANGUAGES : ENGLISH, KISWAHILI, LUO, LUHYA, JAPADHOLA, ANDSOME LUGANDAMARITAL STATUS : MARRIEDMOBILE NUMBER: +254721541498B. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONSUNIVERSITY LEVELYEAR INSTITUTION AWARD DATE2009-2011 MOI UNIVERSITY MPHIL (LIS) 10TH/12/20112004-2007 MAKERERE UNIVERSITY BLIS 30TH /09/07SECONDARY LEVELYEAR SCHOOL QUALIFICATION1988 -1995 ELUCHE PRIMARY SCHOOL KCPE1996 - 1999 ST.PETRES HIGH SCHOOL KCSE2000 – 2001 TORORO COLLEGE -2002 – 2003 UGANDA MARTYRS RUBAGA UACE
  2. 2. C. PROFESSIONAL SKILS/EXPERTISEAREAS OF PROFICIENT KNOWLEDGE • Library policies, procedures, methods, ethics and professional standards implementations. • Knowledge management policies, procedures, methods and professional standards implementations. • Library planning for acquisition and dissemination of research findings. • Research and information gathering systems and methods. • A variety of information database systems • Development and implementations of Library rules, regulations, manuals and user guides • Computerized information database systems management. • Library Automation systems implementation and management • Acquisitions and searching, on-line bibliographic utilities • Archival and Records management • Records Conservation and preservationCompetence • Effective initiative facilitation and team leadership skills • Structured problem solving • Multitasking, ability to work quickly and reliable with minimal supervision • High regard for personal integrity • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent leadership, coordination, planning and organizational skills • Ability to be innovative and analyze information from different sources and to synthesize this information into coherent and brief communication documents. • Demonstrate initiative and creativity; and be a strategic thinker. • Proactive, initiative, with good networking, negotiation and collaborative skills • Ability to perform and foster team work • Computer literate and skilled in office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Publisher, Photoshop, email and familiarity with relevant information technology, including website content management. • Library proficiency • Knowledge management proficiency
  3. 3. D. WORKING EXPERIENCEYEAR ORGANISATION TITLE30TH SEPT TO 30TH MAY 2011 IUEA CONSULTANT UNIVERSITYLIBRARIANPerformance details • Responsible for developing strategies for administration, planning, promotion and management of the University Library activities Main Duties • In consultation with the academic registrar, the director of quality assurance and all other relevant members of staff, Develop a plan to promote and manage all library services and activities • Be the administrative consultant head of the Library services • Lead to develop and implement structures, systems, policies and related issues of the Library • Develop, train and recruit an effective library management team • Develop the procedures and structure of the library governance • Develop Duties and responsibilities of every Library staff • Develop the Criteria of Monitoring and evaluating library services • Submit matters to the management consultant for approval • Work with all other relevant officers of the university on matters concerning the purchase of more library materials • Following the University study programmes, advise on the prompt opening and closing of the library • Develop disaster management and security policy for the library materialsMAY 2010 UP TO DATE KPUC PART-TIME LECTURERPerformance Details • To design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level for teaching at Kenya Polytechnic University College, in order to enable students to complete their studies successfully. • To determine, develop and carry out relevant independent research projects to extend knowledge in the appropriate subject area. • Promote the Vision and Mission of the University and implement the University Strategic Plan.Responsibilities • Contribute to the development of research strategies • Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels. • Review and update, where necessary, course content on regular basis. • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques including e-learning and to prepare materials that create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among students • Ensure that course design, content and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the department as well as Universities regulations and the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
  4. 4. • Offer advisory interventions to students on their performance, employment market trends and career development • Engage in continuous professional development • Promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and interaction of students with industry partners in learning and innovation.MAY 2009 UP TO AUG 2011 ARRF SENIOR LIBRARIAN/KNOWLEDGEMANAGEMENT OFFICERPerformance Details • To oversee all knowledge operations and implentation of policies that continuously improve the efficiency of ARRF Library services • To manage the planning, administrative and budgetary functions of a new library and information service at ARRF. • To establish and implement new Library, Knowledge and information policies and procedures. • To assist with the creation of policy briefs, briefing materials, best practice case studies, fact sheets, and production and distribution of the bulletin/newsletter, and journal articles on the project. • To design and manage appropriate dissemination mechanisms for ARRF’s publications. • To develop and manage convenient, accessible Library Knowledge and information services. • develop and oversee ARRF’s branding and image; • To establish and manage the budget for Library, Knowledge and information services, technology and media. • Develop, implement, and maintain, in collaboration with ARRF staff in the participating countries, a strong communication strategy/visual branding and develop • Support staff at all levels in the EAC to generate, share and apply knowledge and expertise and ensure that the knowledge generated under the project is disseminated. • To develop and manage cost-effective Library, Knowledge and information services, technology and media. • To select, tender and acquire information and knowledge materials for the Library • Develop Library and Knowledge rules, regulations, manuals and users guides • To order materials and maintain records for payment of invoices. • To analyze and evaluate Library, Knowledge and information services, technology and media service requirements. • To prepare reports related to Library, Knowledge and information services, technology and media services, resources and activities. • Maintain the organization website • Process all the Knowledge and information received in the Library through cataloguing, classifying, indexing and abstracting using the International standards to facilitate referencing in line with agreed policies and procedures • To provide effective access to Library collections and resources for internal and external users. This entails:RESPONSIBILITIES • Processing resources for placement on shelf and electronic data banks • Responding to daily on-site requests for information • Training Knowledge Centre users to effectively search the Library catalogue and electronic resources
  5. 5. • Providing an interlibrary loan service for both book and audiovisual materials and maintaining the records • Maintaining records for the interlibrary loan service. • Assists patrons in selection and location of books, audiovisual materials, and other materials. • Participate in the selection, ordering and acquisition of relevant information resources and collection development. • Process all information received including cataloguing, classifying, indexing and abstracting using international standards to facilitate reference in line with agreed policies and procedures. • Develop information services, such as selective dissemination of information, current awareness services, compile Bibliographies and produce quarterly information bulletins. • Scan periodicals, newspaper articles and package the information. • Undertake user information needs surveys and develop user profiles. • Provide reference services, user training and guidance. • Assist with the design, development and up-dating of databases. • Responsible for the day to day administration of the Library and knowledge management Centre. • Trains and directs workers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials. • Examines book reviews, publishers catalogs, and other information sources to recommend material acquisition. • Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examine content of reference materials to assist patrons in locating and selecting materials. • Assemble and arrange materials for display. • Prepare progress and annual reportsMAY 2009 UP TO DATE ARRF PUBLICATION’S MANAGERResponsibilities Contribute to the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines of ARRF publishing activities Develop an annual publishing programme in line with the ARRF Programme of Work Promote ARRF publications through the organizational website and other avenues such as meetings, national and international book fairs and external partners Work closely with divisions and ensure that ARRF migrates to Electronic Publishing to increase readership and visibility Ensure that all titles are uploaded onto the ARRF publication database Coordinate and supervise the work of a team of graphic designers and ARRF production staff Supervise and provide guidance to staff of the Online Access to Research in the political, social and economical electronic journals and Databases Coordinate and promote the sales of ARRF publications through distributors and sales agents and ensure printed copies of publications are distributed in a timely and efficient fashion Compile and produce ARRF’s annual publications catalogue both electronic in print versions Supervise the publications staffs (7) of ARRF
  6. 6. Promote a culture of translation in ARRF publications into other EAC languages In collaboration with writers/editors, coordinate and plan thematic issues of ARRFs quarterly New Path magazine, Coordinate the production of the ARRFs annual report; Edit complex and sensitive material and control the quality of ARRF publications; Act as the secretary of the ARRF’s Publishing Board. Be responsible for the day-to-day administrative and personnel issues in the Publishing Unit.Jan 2011-April 2011 World Vision Knowledge Management Consultant • Develop detailed functional and other system specifications for new technologies, tools, and methods used to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver content across the organization Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment by the ITS; participate in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, knowledge and information management strategies, etc. • Lead and manage projects to build an integrated information repository (Enterprise Content Management system) to exchange, organize, store, retrieve and make available data, records, information and Secretariat expertise to Parties and other organizations. Provide expert advice regarding functional and system specifications for development projects by ITS within the context of the Enterprise Content Management or other secretariat-wide systems. • Provide specialized advice to users, analyzing user requirements and translating these into specifications for current or new applications; determine system integration and linkage issues for discussion with ITS and concerned programmes. Identify new possibilities for effective data sharing and ways to incorporate them into the Secretariat knowledge management strategy and systems. Prepare and provide reports on standards and guidelines for each category of data and information. Develop and maintain documentation on the Secretariat information architecture. • Maintain, upgrade or enhance existing and/or new Knowledge Management policy, procedures or systems including: Data Portal, Library, and Intranet and records management; troubleshoot and provide continuing user support, to include solving difficult problems; advice on the use of new techniques; monitor transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems. • Organize and perform unit and integrated testing; design and utilize test bases; assist in user acceptance testing. Develop technical and functional specifications from a knowledge management perspective for all new Secretariat-wide systems. • Provide guidance to, or supervise, new/junior staffs etc. Develop training materials, operating and user manuals; train staff in KM. SENIOR LIBRARIAN2008 JAN –May 2009 GULU UNIVERSITY HEAD ICT/E-RESOURCESPerformance Details • Networked the library • Established the first ever Gulu University library website • Established and assigned users accounts to the first ever library system • Established the first ever ICT policy for Gulu University library • Trained the academic staff, Library staff and student on basic computer applications, Internet use and effective access of e-resources. • Drafted the library budget for ICT/E-resources
  7. 7. RESPONSIBILITIES Head of ICT/E-resources Direct and Supervise staff (10) in ICT/E-Resources section In charge of ICT facilities and equipments Maintaining library website and content Assigning users account to all library systems including emails Electronic resources administration and management Training users on how to use library system and e-resources access Preparing plans and budget for the section Ensuring users comply with ICT policies and regulation Preparing reports and statistics Managing print journal collections Coordinating subscriptions to print and e-journals Gifts and exchange initiatives Generate accurate management statistics Doing other duties assigned by the University Librarian SENIOR LIBRARIAN2006 SEPT-2007 DEC GULU UNIVERSITY Head of TODPerformance Details • Accessioned and Classified over 12,000 volumes of both text and reference books • Established the first ever Gulu University Library Catalogue • Created Accession and Classification Databases for the University Library Service • Produced Quarterly and Annual Reports for the Technical & Orders Division (TOD) • Participated in Drafting Annual Activity Plans for the University Library • Participated in University Library Budget Formulation • Supervising staff members in the TODRESPONSIBILITIES Head, Technical and Orders Division (TOD) Responsible to the University Librarian Assisting the University Librarian in Overall Administration and Management of Gulu University Library and Information Services Act as University Librarian in his absence Administration of the (TOD) Direct and Supervise Staff in TOD Supervision of Cataloguing & Classification of all Information Resources Ensuring Standards in Document Processing Compiling Order Lists of Information Materials Creation and Maintenance of Databases of all Processed Materials Supervise Stock taking and Maintenance of documentsF. MEMBERSHIP TO VARIOUS ORGANS/BODIES Member Rotary club international Member Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF) Member Makerere Christian Union (MUCU) Member Gulu Christian Union (GUCU) Member (CUUL) Consortium of Uganda University Libraries. Member (GUSASA) Gulu University Senior Administrative Staff Association. Member Kenya Library Association (KLA) Kenya Association of Records Managers (KARMA)
  8. 8. G. WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/SYMPOSIA ATTENDED Web 2.0 Technology learning Opportunity- Moi University, Eldoret Knowledge management sharing mechanism in Development Organizations-Dar es Salaam University Tanzania Management and use of electronic resources by Academic Institutions- Gulu University Library management training-Makerere University Library automation training –EASLIS Makerere University Records and Archival management training-Makerere University Management skills development training- Makerere University Leadership skills development training- Makerere University Monitoring and evaluation training-Tororo Result based management workshop-Tororo Information Literacy and Information resources workshop-Gulu University Training of trainers workshop on electronic resources-Gulu University Faculty of MedicineH. OTHER ACTIVITIESJan 2008 to March 2009 Gulu University Part-time Lecturer Department of Library and Information ScienceDuties Performed Teaching information processing, Records management & archival work and introduction to Information Technology Assessing students in continuous assessment tests Setting Examination and examining the students Attending staff meetings Identifying the right information materials for the course Taking students for practical lessons in the library.Sept 2005-June 2006 Volunteer Records Assistant Uganda Revenue Authority TororoDuties Performed Records management Data checking and recording Organizing information materials Receiving and registering mail Classifying mailJan 2004-Augast 2005 Library Intern Tororo Public library and district health resource CentreDuties Performed Cataloguing Classification Accessioning Organizing information materials Circulation service Data checking and recording Compiling monthly reports Maintaining the district health database Developed a classification system
  9. 9. ACHIEVEMENTS Setting up library for African Research and Resource Forum Automated the Library systems for African Research and Resource Forum Registered African Research and Resource Forum to KLISC for online resources utilization Developed the African Research and Resource Forum website Developed and edited annual reports and quarterly publication Developed a catalogue for Gulu University Developed a records system for the district registry (Tororo branch) Developed a classification system for Tororo public library Developed a database for district health department Tororo Trained staff and students in Information Literacy and effective search skills Gulu University. Networked the library. Trained Medical library Staff on how to access electronic resources. Trained librarians in the Northern region of Uganda in use of Electronic resource. Best employee of the years 2009 and 2010 in ARRFRESPONSIBILITIES HELD University Librarian International University of East Africa (IUEA) Head Library/ICT African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF) Publication Manager African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF) Head welfare department African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF). Head of ICT/E-Resources Gulu University Library Head of Technical and Order division Gulu University Library Part time Teaching Assistant Gulu University Chairperson Makerere University Christian union praise and worship 2004-2006 Chairperson Makerere University Library Christian students association 2005/2006 Course leader East African School Library and Information science 2004-2007I.RESEARCH WORK • Civil society and governance in Kenya since 2002 • Oil exploration in East Africa: Case study of Uganda • Using religion as a strategy of Conflict mitigation in Rift Valley Kenya • Post conflict reconstruction: Case study of Southern Sudan • Election management in East Africa: Case Study of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi (not completed) • Using bibliotherapy in rehabilitating ex-prisoners and reintegrating them back to their communities in KenyaJ. PUBLICATIONS 1. Dissertation on: Assessing the effectiveness of health management information systems to the local government, a case study of Tororo district health department 2. Weak election administration and management: a recipe for election related violence published by African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF) 3. Well managed election process: the core to democracy in EAC member’s states published by African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF) 4. Why are African Governments failing to revive Agricultural sector published by African Research and Resources Forum (ARRF)
  10. 10. K. APPOINTMENTS RECEIVED 1. Temporary appointment as Librarian II Gulu University Library. 2. Appointment as Head of ICT/E-Resources Gulu University Library. 3. Renewed appointment as librarian II Gulu University Library. 4. Appointed as a part time teaching Assistant Gulu University School of Education Department of Information Science 5. Appointed as Board Member of Gulu Adhola University Students Association. 6. Appointed as a representative of GUSASA to the University Retirement Scheme 7. Appointed as the Librarian/ICT officer African Research and Resource Forum. 8. Appointed as the secretary to management committee African Research and Resource Forum 9. Appointed as the publication officer African Research and Resource Forum 10. Appointed as the Staff Welfare Chairperson African research and resource Forum 11. Part-time Lecturer, Kenya Polytechnic University College
  11. 11. REFEREES:A. EMPLOYMENT RECORD 1. Mr. Herbert Manana, Deputy Librarian. Head of technical and order division Gulu University P.O. Box 166, Gulu Mob.0772680092 Email.kasheru2000@yahoo.co.uk 2. Mr. Deus Kayitakirwa Programme Coordinator/Principal Research fellow African Research and Resource Forum P.O. Box 57103-00200, Nairobi Mobile: +254714106198 Email: deus@arrforum.orgB. ACADEMIC RECORD 1. Doctor Constant Okello-Obura Director East African School of library and information science Makerere University P.O BOX 7062 Kampala, Uganda Phone: +256-772-302721 +256-41531530(0) Email: direct@easlis.mak.ac.ug 2. Dr. Damaris Odero Lecturer School of Information Science Moi University P.O BOX 3900-30100 Eldoret Mobile: 0735606031 Email: oderodjn@gmail.comC. SPIRITUAL REFEREE 1. Rev. Peter Osundwa Provost, Bishop Hannington ACK church Mumias Diocese P.o Box 121 Mumias Mobile: 0710408585/0734609112 Email: peterkosundwa@yahoo.com

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