JKUAT has won the 2015 Emerald Group Publishing’s Inter University Best e-Resource s Usage Statistics Competition.
The contest held at the Strathmore University on Thursday, July 9, brought together all the Emerald Ambassadors in all the universities in Kenya. Students showcased their innovation and creativity in promoting Emerald e-learning resources. The JKUAT students outshone their competitors to emerge the best, bagging: “The Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Best User Institution Award.”
This year, JKUAT Library partnered with five members of the JKUAT IGIZA Art Group led by Ochieng Otieno, who, together with other students –Irene Kirunge, Brenda Wanjiku Kamau, Ursula Nyaboke and Benjamin Luci – presented a skit that illustrated how the e-resources have impacted on their learning.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga congratulated the Igiza Art Group for the achievement and encouraged them to continue with their creative and innovative endeavours to sensitize their peers to utilize e-resources for their academic success.
She attributed the win to “the aggressive marketing and training of staff and students on the use of electronic resources that the University has been championing together with other university stakeholders, especially students who have promoted the e-resources as JKUAT Library Ambassadors.
University Librarian (Services) Dr. Roselyne Mang’ira said the partnership with our library ambassadors is premised on the fact that students who have benefitted from the e-resources are better placed to market the resources to their peers. “The ultimate goal of this partnership is to fast-track the uptake of e-resources and increase the usage among our JKUAT community,” she observed.