The National Library of Uganda has carried out a number of trainings that benefit public librarians and the communities they serve.
The National Library of Uganda organizes trainings once in a while where librarians from various libraries come to be equipped with librarianship skills and knowledge. The trainings usually last between two (2) weeks and a month.
Librarians from public and community libraries including Masaka, Jinja, Zigoti, Wakiso and Gayaza were trained in management of community led library services and ICT skills to help develop their communities.
In March and February 2019, Ms. Josephine Nyamusana a librarian with Kigumba Public Library found in Kiryandongo district came to the National Library of Uganda to obtain skills and professionalism in the field of librarianship. She spent with NLU a period of two (2) weeks and went away fully equipped with the basic skills of a good librarian.
On 4th June 2019, the NLU fraternity welcomed a group of five (5) interns from Makerere and Kyambogo universities. Internship is a mandatory requirement for students who wish to obtain a University Diploma or Degree. During their training, these interns learnt new skills and knowledge in establishing a library, management of library facilities, resources and services (acquisition, processing, circulation, shelving, etc), proposal and report writing, marketing and advocacy in libraries, organization of reading and literacy promotion activities, compilation of statistics from various public libraries and how to assess them for proper reporting.
A number of school librarians from schools like Buganda Road primary School, Kitante Primary School and Kalinabiri Primary School were trained at the National Library of Uganda in handling school children while in the library, engaging them in library activities like reading and book making by a volunteer from KOICA with assistance from NLU staff.