Esther K Obachi

Academic Qualifications

2015: Certificate in Science communication, Stellenbosch University, S. Africa

2015: Master of Information Science, Kisii University

2009: Master of Arts in Medical sociology, University of Nairobi

2001: Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies, University of Nairobi

2000: Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Makerere University, Kampala

Career Objective

To utilize the knowledge I have gained from my experience and studies in empowering others to make the world a better place to live in.

Employment

Currently: University of Nairobi Institutional Repository Manager

Previously : E- Resources Librarian, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi

·         My work involves training both students and lecturers on how to use online and electronic resources.

·         I am the lead trainer on issues of academic integrity, the use of plagiarism detection software and research communication in the university of Nairobi

·         College of Biological and Physical Sciences Chairperson of the Gender mainstreaming College Committee. My responsibility is to carry out bi-annual Gender mainstreaming training in the college, write reports and do annual evaluation of the gender parity progress in the college.

·         2000- 2012  National Secretary of the Kenya Library Association (KLA), Vice Chairperson as well as a member of  the organizing committee of the Maktaba Library of the Year Awards.

Consultancies

My main consulting areas have been on Academic integrity, Science communication, Information literacy, Automated Referencing & citing, Gender and information utilization, Gender mainstreaming and Gender and Health

Publications

Five publications which can be found in my ORCiD No. 0000-0002-2010-0784