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Irene Muthoni Kibandi

University Librarian - St Paul's University

Has served as a Librarian in various categories of libraries for the last 35 years. About 30 of these in academic institutions, 3 as head of the Kenya National Library Service and 2 teaching in LIS schools.


Irene consults for Local and International NGOs and Regional bodies on library matters and promotion of reading. She is a Peer Reviewer for the Commission for University Education currently handling evaluation of ODEL schools.
While Director of KNLS, she led the institution through ISO cretification and automation of the main library. She is a mentor to young library professionals in the African region- two cohorts through the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AFLIA), KLISC and other organisations.

Research Areas

Irene has undertaken several research project alone and some in collaboration with other professional. Enthusiastic about emerging technology and libraries and Open Access resources.

Other Roles

Chair of the SCECSAL XXVI Local Organising Committee.

All sessions By Irene Kibandi

Day 1

Best Places to Work Strategies

July 23, 2018, 12.30-13.00

Day 2

How I Set Up My Own Business

July 24, 2018, 11.30-01.00

Day 3

Common Mistakes in Startup

July 25, 2018, 02.30-03.30