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Monday, August 21, 2017


The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) through its Directorate Of Library Services (DLS) would like to advertise a workshop on Records Management and Organization  of  Knowledge.

The three days workshop will equip participants with advanced knowledge and technical skills on records management and organization of knowledge.

Specifically the workshop will cover the following topics:
·         Basic records terminologies and different types of records
·         Standards and procedures for organization of records
·         Application of procedures for  organizing  records
·         Introduction to organization of knowledge
·         Descriptive cataloguing of information materials using AACR2 rules
·         Subject analysis and formulation of subject headings
·         Application of Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification Schemes
·         CIP Cataloguing
·         Online cataloguing

Professionals involved in information management, records management, archivists, librarians, information scientists, and any other professionals in records management and library cataloguing and classification.   
The workshop will be conducted from 3rd – 5th October 2017 (3 days) at Muhimbili University Library ICT LAB

WORKSHOP FEE:                                                                                                                         
The workshop fee is TZS 350,000/= per each participant covering the course fee, stationeries, refreshments and certificates. Participants are requested to arrange transport and accommodation at their own cost.

The course will be facilitated by experienced subject and educational specialists from Muhimbili University Library.

Payment is due before start of workshop. Payment can be made through the institutional bank account at any National Microfinance Bank (NMB) branch. Account Number: 2091100002, and Account Name: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. Confirm your participation and payment by 29th September 2017.

For further information regarding the course (workshop) details (registration, course content and fee) please contact the following:

1.      Mariam Hashim
P.O Box 65001, Dar es Salaam
Cellular: 0653 596815

2.     Mr. William J. Mviombo

P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam
Cellular: 0713 23 66 49

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MUHAS Center for Evidence Synthesis (MCES), A GESI member

We are pleased to announce that the MUHAS Center for Evidence Synthesis (MCES), is now a member of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Network.

The GESI Consortium is a group of leading organizations in evidence syntheses: Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration, the Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research (AHPSR), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the EPPI-Center, the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) and the Joanna Birggs Institute (JBI).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Digitization and Digital Preservation Workshop - 3 Aug – 4 Aug 2017

Venue: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Date: 3 Aug – 4 Aug  2017 (2 days)
Cost: TSH 250000 / USD120

ITOCA in collaboration with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,  is pleased to announce a Digitization and Digital Preservation workshop to be held in Dar es salaam, Tanzania
The aim of the workshop is to increase participants’ knowledge on Digitization of library collections, digitization project management and digital preservation. 

Some of the topics covered will include:
·         Project Management of digitization projects;
·         Importance of file formats;
·         Digitization standards and workflow.
·         Digital preservation considerations;
·         Using digitization tools.

For registration follow the following link:
For more information including cost please write to, telephone +27 12 664 1627, 012 664 1836 or Kenya Contact: Ass. Prof. Tandi Lwoga, email  

NB: Please note there are limited spaces available, and REGISTRATION AND CONFIRMATION IS MANDATORY for all participants and should be done at least one week before the workshop


These are the participants are trainers who are attending the ongoing training on marketing of information services and web 2.0 techologies from 28th to 30th June 2017  at MUHAS Library.

The workshop will cover issues on how to use social media to market information services

Friday, May 12, 2017

Systematic review and meta-analysis training

These are the participants who attended the training on systematic review and meta-analysis which was conducted 8th to 12th May 2017 at  at MUHAS Library.

The workshop was conducted by the Directorate of Library Services, School of Public Health and Social Sciences at MUHAS and the Africa Academy of Public Health.

The workshop was conducted for five days.  The participants expect to register their protocols and finally publish their systematic review.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


The Directorate of Library Services (DLS) is planning to conduct a workshop on Marketing and Promotion of Information services application of Web 2.0 Tools and other Technologies. This workshop will equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills in promotion and marketing of their information services by using web 2.0 tools and other technologies. The workshop also familiarizes participants with different strategies used currently in Libraries/information centers.
The workshop will be conducted from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th June, 2017 at MUHAS Library ICT Lab.
The workshop will cover the following:
·         Introduction to marketing & marketing strategies for promoting information services
·          Introduction to web 2.0 technologies and marketing strategies and policies for information centers
·         How to set up web 2.0 tools for marketing information services: social network pages, social book marking, audio/video podcasting, blogs and wiki
·         How to create electronic marketing tools: multimedia files using movie-maker and online photo collections
·         Embed multimedia and photo gallery  to your Blog, and other social media for sharing
·         Use of quick response (QR) code technology as a marketing tool
·         Tools for generating Library Reports for Management feedback: Google Analytics & tracking site visitors and downloads

The fees of the workshop is 350,000/= for three days program to cover the tuition fee, venue and meals (refreshments and lunch) during the day.

The registration fee can be paid in cash on arrival or can be deposited at the following bank details:

Account Name: MUHAS – Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania, Account Number: 20901100002 Bank Name: National Microfinance Bank (NMB), Muhimbili Branch. Reference: (insert participants name and the course name or Invoice Number).

Kindly confirm your participation and payment by Monday 19th June, 2017 to:-
·         Ms. Agatha Mbawala, Tel 0714-545457 E-mail:
·         Ms. Catherine Chibanda, – Tel 0717-207904 , Email:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Digital Repository and Web 2.0 Technologies Workshop at MUHAS (18-20 April 2017)

 Participants attending a workshop on digital repository and web 2.0 technology at MUHAS from 18th to 20th April 2017.

A total of 23 participants attended the training from various institutions in Tanzania.

The training focused on building knowledge, skills and competencies on:

  • Digital repositories: policies, installation and configuration, generation of statistics and content management
  • Web 2.0 technologies including use of blogs and google drive to market repository contents, and use of Google analytics.