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Prof. Joseph Muema Kavulya

Prof. Joseph Muema Kavulya

University Librarian

Email:jkavulya@chuka.ac.ke

Library Department

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Kenya Library Association (KLA)
Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)
Society for Education and Research in Kenya (SEREK)
WORK EXPERIENCE
20th May 2020-Present: University Librarian, Chuka University
Jan 1996-March 2020: Administrative & Lis Professional Career At CUEA
1st Nov, 2012-March 2020: Project Leader, Implementation of Integrated Library Systems. (CUEA, Nairobi)
1st November, 2013-Present: University Librarian. (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi)
1st August, 2009 – 31st October, 2013: Deputy University Librarian (CUEA, Nairobi).
1st. Dec 2006 – 31st July 2009: Senior Librarian & Head Research & Reference Services (CUEA, Nairobi)
1st August, 2004 – 30th Nov. 2006: Librarian & Head, Cataloguing Services (CUEA, Nairobi)
1st June 2001 – 31st July, 2004: Assistant Librarian & Head, References services (CUEA
22nd January, 1996 – 31st May 2001: Assistant Librarian & Head, Cataloguing Services (CUEA)
1994 Nov-1995 April: Librarian Intern, (ICIPE & Kenyatta University Library)
1993 – 1994: Head: Computer/Stock Division (Fairdeal Connections Ltd., P. O. Box 39656, Nairobi)
Jan-2017-Present: Chair, Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)
Oct. 2012- Dec 2016, Vice-Chair, Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)
May, 2012-Present: Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (Department of Computer and
Information Science)
15th March 2015-March 2018: Coordinator & Academic Leader, BSc. Library & Information Science
2007-2011: Team Leader: Needs assessment and Curriculum Development for Library and Information
Science degree courses, (Bachelor of Science, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in
Archives & Records Management for CUEA).
May 2000 –March 2020: Teaching various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses: (Information & Digital
Literacy, Research Methods, Academic Writing and Publishing, Information Systems)
ACDEMIC BACKGROUND
2001 – 2004: Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science), Berlin School of Library and
Information Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
1994– 1996: M.Ed. (Library and Information Science), Kenyatta University
1989 – 1992: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, Literature, Kiswahili), Kenyatta University
1987 – 1988: 3 Principals and 2 Subsidiaries, Salvation Army High School for the Blind, Thika, Kenya.
1983 – 1986: K.C.E, Div. 1 (13 points), Tala High School, Machakos County, Kenya.
1976 – 1982: C.P.E. 35 points, Katine Primary School, Machakos County, Kenya

PUBLICATIONS
(a). Books /Monographs/Research Reports
1. Kavulya, Joseph M (2011), Integration of KOHA Library Management System & RFID Technology: A Review of Prospects for Modern University Libraries in Kenya, Nairobi: Finesse Publishing,
2. Kavulya, Joseph M (2010), Perceptions towards the persistence of Female Genital Cutting among the Abagusii of Nyanza Kenya, Nairobi: Finesse Publishing,
3. Kavulya, Joseph M (2007), Towards a Modern Library and Information Science Education in Kenya: A needs Assessment for Training of LIS Professional in Kenya. Nairobi: CUEA Press.
4. Kavulya, Joseph M (2007), How to Write Research and Term Papers: Guidelines for Selecting Topics, Conducting
5. Kavulya, Joseph. Researching, Writing and Referencing Sources. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Nairobi.
6. Kavulya, Joseph M. (2004) University Libraries in Kenya: A Study of their Practices and Performance (Ph.D Thesis) Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Electronic publication): http://edoc.hu berlin.de/dissertationen/Kavulya-joseph-muema-2004- 02-19/html
7. Kavulya, Joseph M. (1997), Library Research skills: A Guide for University and College Students, Catholic University of Eastern Africa Publications: Nairobi.
8. Kavulya, Joseph M. (1995). Determinants of effective library user education in public and private universities in Kenya, Unpublished M.A Degree Theses, Kenyatta University, file:///C:/Users/Prof.%20Kavulya/Downloads/Determinants%20of%20effective%20library%20user%20e ducation%20in%20public.pdf
Book Chapters
9. Kavulya, J.M. (2011), “The Quest for a development-Oriented society information society in the sub Saharan Africa: implications for CPD programme of LIS professionals in the region”. In Nyamboga, C.M. & Ongus, R. W. (Eds.). Digital Libraries and Information Management in the Knowledge Society: Opportunities and Challenges. Nairobi: Kenya Library association & Goethe Institute.
10. Kavulya, Joseph M (2011), “Realizing the vision of a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa”. In: Gichure, P.I, Lando, A.L. & Kanakulya, J.B. (Eds.), Modelling a Catholic University to meet the 21st Century Challenges: Essays in Honour of Rev. Prof. John C. Maviiri. Nairobi: CUEA Press.
Published Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
1. Kago, Moses K., Kavulya, Joseph M., and Mutua, Daniel M. I (2017). Influence of institutionalized care on psychosocial well-being of the elderly in Kenya: A Case of Nyumba Ya Wazee Nairobi County, Kenya. International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 1 No. 1, p. 30-48. Available at: https://www.iprjb.org/journals/index.php/IJP/article/view/288
2. Kavulya, Joseph M and Kiruki, B. (2012). Adoption of e-books in university education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A possible conceptual framework, The Maktaba: A Journal of the Kenya Library Association, Vol. pp. 174-183.Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 393 of 460
3. Kavulya, J.M (2007). Training of library and information science (LIS) professionals in Kenya: A needs assessment, Library Review, Vol. 56 No. 3, pp. 208-223.
4. Kavulya, Joseph M (2007). Digital libraries and development in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of challenges and strategies, The Electronic Library, Vol. 25, No.3, pp.299-315.
5. Kavulya, Joseph M (2006). “Trends in funding of university libraries in Kenya: a survey, The Bottom Line, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 22-30.
6. Kavulya, Joseph M. (2004). Adoption of electronic journals in scholarly communication in African Universities: A Review of the critical issues”. Eastern African Journal of Humanities and Sciences, Vol. 4 No 1, pp. 32- 47
7. Kavulya, Joseph M. (2004). Marketing of Library services: A case study of selected university libraries in Kenya. Library Management, Vol.25 No. 3, pp. 118 – 126.
8. Kavulya, Joseph M. (2004). Challenges in the provision of library services for distance education: a case study of selected university libraries in Kenya”. African Journal of Library, Archive and Information Sciences, Vol. 14, No 1, pp. 15 – 28
9. Kavulya, Joseph M. (2003). “Challenges facing information literacy efforts in Kenya: a case study of selected university libraries in Kenya”. Library Management, Vol. 24 No. 4/5, pp. 216 – 222
RESEARCH GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
Jan 2020: DRIVE Research Project (Digital Reading: Inclusivity, Versatility, Engagement) (Funded by Global
Challenges Research Fund)
September 2018: Maktaba Awards 2018: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa to win the Library of the
Year Award (Maktaba Awards 2018)
September 2017: Maktaba Awards 2017: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa to win the Library of the
Year Award (Maktaba Awards 2017)
September 2016: Maktaba Awards 2016: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa to win the Library of the
Year Award (Maktaba Awards 2016)
September 2015: Maktaba Awards 2015: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa to win the Library of the
Year Award (Maktaba Awards 2015)
September 2013: Maktaba Awards 2013: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa to win the Library of the
Year Award (Maktaba Awards 2013)
October 2010: Awarded DAAD Scholarship to participate in the International Alumni Conference, Humboldt
University of Berlin, Berlin: Theme: Security & Risk: The Challenge of Global Risk management,
(Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes)
October 2001-2004: Awarded DAAD Scholarship to study for PhD Programme in Germany, (Katholischer
Akademischer Auslanderdienste, Germany)
October-Nov 1999: Awarded KENET-USAID Scholarship to attend Networking Using Linux Software,
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
March 2020: DRIVE Project (Digital Reading: Inclusivity, Versatility, Engagement) (Funded by Global
Challenges Research Fund)
Field of Research: Access to Information by People with Special Needs
Role played: Co-Investigator
Status: Ongoing
March 2020: AHEAD project (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for
Development):
Field of Research: Access to Information by People with Special Needs
Role played: Researcher (http://ahead-project.net/article/details/48
Status: Ongoing
March 2019: Needs Assessment for Postgraduate Training in Information Sciences (Knowledge, Management,
Data Science, Publishing, Library and Information Science)
Field of Research: LIS Training
Role played: Principal Investigator
Status: OngoingChuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 391 of 460
May 2019: Emergence and Growth of Digital Libraries in Universities in Kenya
Field of Research: Digital Libraries
Role played: Principal Investigator
Status: Ongoing
July 2019: The Case of Evaluation of Library Services in Virtual environments
Field of Research: Digital Libraries
Role played: Principal Investigator
Status: Ongoing

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
Rehabilitation Programmes of Public Benefit Organizations and Street Families’ Well Being in Mathare Sub-County, Nairobi City County, Kenya (CUEA: MA: Project Planning and Management
2. Public Participation and Natural Resource Management in Kwale County, Kenya (CUEA: MA: Project Planning and Management
3. Application of Project Management Tools on Project Management of Real Estate development in Kenya (CUEA: M.A Development Studies
4.Influence of Institutionalized Care on Psychosocial Well-Being of the Elderly in Kenya: A Case of Nyumba ya Wazee Nairobi County, Kenya (CUEA: M.A Development Studies)
5. Influence of Social Media on the Project Management Practices by NGOs in Kericho County, Kenya
6. Effect of Nyumba Kumi iniative in enhancing security: Focus on Mathare sub County, Kenya (CUEA: M.A Development Studies
7. Factors Affecting Implementation of Free Day Secondary Education In Kitui West and Matinyani Districts, Kitui County, Kenya 2015
8. Influence of Socio – Economic And Cultural Factors On Academic Performance of Hearing Impaired Pupils At St. Martin Primary School, Kakamega County, Kenya
9. Management strategies for student retention in community secondary schools in Ngara District, Tanzania
10. Assessing the role of ICT and Knowledge Management in Improvement of Smallholder Agricultural organization: A case Study of Githunguri Dairy Cooperative Society and Kikama Federation (University of Nairobi: MSc Thesis)Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 392 of 460
11. An investigation into the effectiveness of the implementation of the physical education curriculum in Nairobi public secondary schools / The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
12. Assessment of the implementation of biology curriculum in public and private secondary schools in Bukoba district / The Catholic University of Eastern Africa)
13. An investigation of students’ perception towards the effectiveness of the alternative methods of maintaining discipline in public secondary schools in Maseno Division, Kisumu district, Kenya (Catholic University of Eastern Africa)
14. Analysis of the influence of in-school factors on KCPE examination performance in Nyamarambe division of Gucha south district / The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
15. Factors influencing retention of boys in secondary schools in Kiambaa Division of Kiambu District, Central Province, Kenya. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

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