About Kenya Library Association
The Kenya Library Association (KLA) was established in November 1973 after the precursor, East African Library Association (EALA), was dissolved. EALA was founded in 1956, comprising Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania as members. A decision was made in 1964 that each country should form a National Association but become a member of EALA. EALA was consequently dissolved in 1972.
The famous Hockey report by S.W Hockey made recommendations, notably for establishing the East Africa School of Librarianship in Makerere, Uganda. The report highlighted the importance of graduate librarians and the feasibility of developing librarianship as an academic discipline. The Rockefeller Foundation and UNESCO provided support.
KLA grew as a National Library Association and inaugurated its official Journal, Maktaba, published annually.
During the Kenya Library Association conferences, the Association work with other organizations by giving them exhibition space to display their products.
Kenya Library Association organizes workshops within different regions in Kenya. The dates and the venues of the trainings will be made available.
Kenya Library Association with partners organizes trainings within different regions in Kenya. The dates and the venues of the trainings will be made available
Kenya Library Association with partners is publishing journals and books which are readily available. Please contact KLA office if you want to purchase KLA journals.
KLA Corporate Membership Application
KLA Individual Membership Application
Prof. Peter Gatiti
Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian at the Aga Khan University
Mrs. Mary Wangui Kinyanjui Kiarie
H.O.D Research And Development Kenya National Library Services
Ms. Lilian K. Gisesa
Ass. Librarian & Research Assistant
Mrs. Christine Cherono Tuitoek
Business Analyst & WBILMS Administrator Central Bank of Kenya
CPM Mr. Wilson Wambui Kabucho
Chief Librarian Nyandarua National Polytechnic
Ms. Maria Wambua
Librarian Nation Media Group
Mr. Isaac M.N Nyarigoti
Kenya Library Association