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.

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Our Focus


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 Constitution
KLA Corporate Membership Application
KLA Individual Membership Application

KLA Officials


Prof. Peter Gatiti

Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian at the Aga Khan University


Vice President

Mrs. Mary Wangui Kinyanjui Kiarie

H.O.D Research And Development Kenya National Library Services


Hon. Secretary

Ms. Lilian K. Gisesa

Ass. Librarian & Research Assistant
Kisii University


Hon. Treasurer

Mrs. Christine Cherono Tuitoek

Business Analyst & WBILMS Administrator Central Bank of Kenya


Hon. Registrar

CPM Mr. Wilson Wambui Kabucho

Chief Librarian Nyandarua National Polytechnic


Hon. Editor

Ms. Maria Wambua

Librarian Nation Media Group


Executive Officer

Mr. Isaac M.N Nyarigoti

Kenya Library Association