2006-07 International Policy Fellowship

Open Society Institute


Dick Kawooya

Curriculum Vitae

 

2006-07 Fellow
International Policy Fellowship
Open Society Institute
Budapest, Hungary

 

Doctoral Student
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee
451 Communications Bldg.,
1345 Circle Park Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
Tel: +865 974 2148 (O)
Fax: +865 974 4967

 


Email: kawooya (at) policy.hu
Alternative email: dkawooya (at) utk.edu
Web: http://www.policy.hu/kawooya/

 

 

Current Address:
Dick Kawooya
Adjunct Instructor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Bolton Hall 5th Floor
3210 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Email: kawooya (at) uwm.edu

kawooya (at) sois.uwm.edu

Tel: + 414 229-2712
Fax: + 414 229-6699

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate Communications (Information Sciences) (Summer- 2007, expected) University of Tennessee, Tennessee, US.
  • Dissertation Topic: Perceptions on Ownership of Creative Expressions: the case of traditional musicians in Uganda (tentative).
  • Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Bates (Chair), Douglas Raber, Kendra Albright, Mehra Bharat, John Shefner (Sociology).

  • Master of Library and Information Science (2000- 2002)- Valdosta State University, Georgia, US.
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (1997-2000)- Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Diploma in Project Planning and Management (1998-2000)- Business Skills Trust, Kampala, Uganda.

Broad research interests

  • Primary
    • i) Socioeconomic impact of Intellectual Property Rights on informal sectors of developing countries and disenfranchised societies of rich countries.
  • Secondary
    • ii) The role of information in mitigating HIV/AIDS in developing countries (Sub-Saharan Africa) and underprivileged societies of rich countries. Emphasis on organizational information infrastructures and flows.

Teaching Interests

  • Primary
    • Knowledge/Information Society (Information in Society).
    • Information Policy (Copyright/Intellectual Property) - national and international.
    • Information Ethics.
    • Digital/Virtual Libraries.
    • Foundations of Library and Information Services.
  • Secondary
    • Information Literacy and Instruction.
    • Management of Information Institutions and Services.
    • Libraries (academic, public, special, community information centers).

Professional Experience

  • Library and Information Services (LIS)-Related
    • Research Fellow of the International Policy Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute-Budapest (Soros Foundations Network), 2006-2007.
    • School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Graduate Teaching Associate/ Distance Education Faculty Assistant (Aug., 2002 - ).
      • Teaching Responsibilities:
        • IS 101 - Information Foundations (2003-04).
        • IS350- Information Consumer (2004-05), an information literacy course.
        • Support Faculty teaching distance education courses for SIS's web-based MLIS Course.
      • Non-Teaching Responsibilities:
        • Graduate Research Assistant (to Prof Carol Tenopir) 2005
    • Consortium of Ugandan University Libraries (CUUL) National Copyright Expert to eIFL.Net , (March 2005 - ).
    • Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada. Member Copyright Experts Group, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 20-21 2005.
    • Co-Principal Investigator and Field Coordinator of HIV/AIDS study, "Controlling AIDS in Uganda: Faith, Information, Change" June-August 2005. Data collected from Faith Based FM Stations located in two Ugandan districts of Kampala and Mukono.
    • Co-Principal Investigator and Field Coordinator of HIV/AIDS study, "The Role of Information in Uganda's Reduction of HIV/AIDS Prevalence" May-August 2004. Fieldwork conducted in 22 districts in Uganda.
    • Co-Principal Investigator and Research Assistant (RA) on HIV/AIDS study, "The Role of Information in Uganda's Reduction of HIV/AIDS Prevalence" May-July 2003. Fieldwork conducted in 5 districts in Uganda.
    • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia-US, Graduate Assistant (Aug., 2001- Aug. 2002)
    • Uganda Library Association, Kampala, Uganda, Editor (Oct., 1999- Oct. 2001)
    • The Uganda Society, Kampala, Uganda, Library Consultant (Library Database) (Oct., 2000- May, 2001)
    • Uganda AIDS Commission, Kampala, Uganda, Registry Consultant (July, 2000- Oct. 2000)
    • Human Rights Network (HURINET-U), Kampala, Uganda, Volunteer/Consultant (June 2000)
    • Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Kampala, Uganda, Volunteer/Consultant(April-May 2000)
    • The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Kampala, Uganda, Consultant (Library Database) (Aug. 2000)

  • NON-LIS Related
    • Municipal Development Program Research activities, Kampala, Uganda, Research Assistant to Mr. George Washington Matovu of Municipal Development Program, Harare, Zimbabwe, (Nov., 2000-Aug., 2001).
    • Institute of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Research Assistant to Dr. Atuyambe -MSc. Part of a team that carried out a study on an Adolescent Reproductive Health Study entitled, "Health Care Seeking Behavior for STIs' among Adolescents in Rakai District, Uganda."

Publications

  • Book Chapter
    • Batambuze, Charles and Kawooya, Dick (2002). Librarianship and Professional Ethics: the case for the Uganda Library Association. IN Robert, Vaagan, ed, The Ethics of Librarianship: An International Survey. IFLA/ K.G.Saur Verlag, Munich 2002.
  • Articles/ Papers
    • Kawooya, Dick (2006). Copyright, Indigenous Knowledge And Africa's University Libraries: The Case Of Uganda. IFLA World Congress August 20-24 2006, Seoul, Korea. Available from: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/116-Kawooya-en.pdf
    • Rens, Andrew, Prabhala, Achal & Kawooya, Dick. Intellectual Property, Education and Access to Knowledge in Southern Africa. Paper commissioned by Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa for paper for UNCTA and ICTSD. Available from: http://www.iprsonline.org/unctadictsd/docs/06%2005%2031%20tralac%20amended-pdf.pdf
    • Albright, Kendra and Kawooya Dick (2004). The Role of Information in Uganda's Reduction of HIV/AIDS Prevalence: The Rakai Project and World Vision Cases. Forthcoming in Conference Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST), November 2004, Rhodes Island, USA.
    • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Information Policy Implications for Information Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case for Uganda. In Proceedings of the SCECSAL Conference, 1-9th July 2004. Kampala-Uganda.
    • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Copyright and Access to Information in Uganda: a critical review. The IFLA Journal, (30) 2.

    • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Information and Professional Ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Ugandan experience. Paper for the IFLA/FAIFE Workshop, 69th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Berlin, Germany. 1-9, Aug. 2003. Available at: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla69/papers/088e-Kawooya.pdf. (Also published in Information Development (20) 2, 2004).
    • Kawooya, Dick (2002). The Digital Divide: An Ethical Dilemma for Information Professionals in Uganda?" Forthcoming in Proceedings of, The Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium", October 24 - 27, 2002, The University of Memphis.
    • Kawooya, Dick (2002). Management Prospects and Challenges of Library Associations in Africa: The Case for Uganda Library Association and The Library and Information Association of South Africa." World Libraries, Fall 2001.
    • Kawooya, Dick and Batambuze, Charles, eds. (2001). Proceedings of the 1st Annual Library and Information Science Conference for Uganda. Uganda Library Association: Kampala, 2001. Available from: .
    • Kawooya, Dick (2001). Building an Information Driven-Economy: School Libraries Feature at 1st Annual Library and Information Science Conference for Uganda" INASP Newsletter No. 16. Available from: .
    • Kawooya, Dick (2000). Design of a Website for the East African School of Library and Information Science. BLIS dissertation (unpublished), East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda.

Professional Presentations

  • Kawooya Dick (2006). Copyright & Access to Knowledge: Library and education contexts. Invited resource person, Workshop on Copyright and Access to Knowledge 5 June, 2006 - Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Panelist on "Supporting Education for Librarians in Developing Countries." ALISE, January 2006, San Antonio-Texas.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2005). Facilitator of the Copyright Session at the INASP Workshop on E-Resources in Academic and Research Institutions in Uganda, July 2005, Kampala-Uganda.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2004). Information Policy Implications for Information Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case for Uganda. At XVI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL), Kampala, Uganda, July 2004.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2004). United State's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): implications for Developing Countries. At workshop on: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the African Information Society, XVI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL), Kampala, Uganda July 2004.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Universal Access and Life Long Learning: Ugandan Experience. Paper presented at The Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium, Memphis, Tennessee. Oct. 2003.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Information and Professional Ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Ugandan experience. Paper for the IFLA/FAIFE Workshop, 69th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Berlin, Germany. 1-9th, Aug. 2003. Invited speaker.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2003) Paper presented on behalf of Dr. Robert Ikoja-Odongo, EASLIS, Makerere University Kampala-Uganda. Public Library Politics: the Ugandan perspective. Paper for the Management of Library Associations & Library Theory and Research Workshop, 69th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Berlin, Germany. 1-9th, Aug. 2003.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Universality and Telecentres. Facilitator at the ICT Policy Workshop for Civil Society Organizations, Kampala-Uganda.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2003). Information Policy Implications for Information Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case for Uganda. Paper presented at the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference, April 3-5th 2003 Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Atkins, David and Kawooya, Dick (2003). From the Great Smokies to the Mountains of the Moon: Tennessee-Uganda Library Connections. Paper presented at the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference, April 3-5th 2003 Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Kawooya, Dick (2002). The Digital Divide: An Ethical Dilemma for Information Professionals in Uganda?" The Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium", October 24 - 27, 2002, The University of Memphis.

Workshops and Conferences attended

  • LIS Related
    • April 2006, International Policy Fellowship Workshop Budapest, Hungary
    • April 2006, Access to Knowledge Conference, Yale Law School-University of Yale.
    • January 2006, Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, USA.
    • June 2005, member eIFL.net Delegation at the Inter-sessional Intergovernmental Meeting (IIM) on a Development Agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Second Session, Geneva, Switzerland.
    • January 2005, Access to Learning Materials in Southern Africa conference and workshop (copyright), Johannesburg, South Africa.
    • January 2005, Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    • July 2004, XVI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL), Kampala-Uganda.
    • August 2003, 69th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Berlin, Germany.
    • June, 2003, A Technical Update Seminar on: The World Wide Web …the case in Uganda, Kyambogo University, Kampala-Uganda.
    • June, 2003, ICT Policy East African Regional Workshop for Civil Society Organizations, Kampala-Uganda (Facilitator).
    • April 2003, An Information Society for Uganda (WOUGNET Online Forum). Proceedings available at: http://www.wougnet.org/WSIS/ug/isug.html.
    • October 2002, "The Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.
    • June 2002, American Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • November 2000, The 1st Annual Library and Information Science Conference for Uganda, Kampala, Uganda.
    • March 2000, Workshop on Resource Mobilization and Funding of Information Resource Centers, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
    • February 2000, Workshop on "Information Technology Environment", United States Information Services (USIS), Kampala, Uganda.
    • June 1999, Workshop on "Introduction to use of Internet Facilities", Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda.

  • NON-LIS
    • May 2000, "Paralegal Training Workshop", Luweero, Uganda.
    • June 1996, 7th Rotary District Conference and Assembly. Rotary International District 9200, Kampala-Uganda.

Services

  • Member Organizing Committee of the Africa Copyright Forum Conference November 28th- 30th 2005, Kampala-Uganda.
  • Member National Organizing Committee, XVI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) July 2004, Kampala-Uganda.
  • Co-convener and Chair of workshop on "Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the African Information Society", at XVI Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) July 2004, Kampala-Uganda.
  • Member Organizing Committee of "Readership Development and Readership Promotion Workshop for Uganda. July 2003 Kampala-Uganda. Hosted by Uganda Library Association.
  • Member Organizing Committee, Children's Reading Tent, Kayunga-Mukono District, Uganda. June 2003. Hosted by Uganda Library Association.
  • Member, National Organizing Committee of the National Bookweek Festival, Kampala Uganda September 2001.
  • Assistant Coordinator, Information Bazaar, National Bookweek Festivals, 2000, Kampala, Uganda September 2000.

University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences (SIS)

  • Member, Search Committee for the Dean of The College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee (Sept. 2003 - May 2004).
  • Member, Search Committee for the Director of the African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program, University of Tennessee (2003 - 2004).
  • Doctoral Students' Representative to Faculty Meetings, SIS, University of Tennessee, (Oct, 2002 -2003).

Valdosta State University, Department of Information Studies

  • Member, Advisory Board MLIS Program, Valdosta State University, Georgia-US (2002 - ).
  • Vice President- International Affairs, Students' Organization of Library and Information Science (SOLIS).

Makerere University- East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS)

  • Member- Executive Committee, Makerere University Library and Information Science Students' Association (1999-2000).
  • EASLIS Representative- The Information Bazaar, at the National Bookweek Festivals (1999).

Membership

  • Association of Library and Information Science Educators-ALISE (2006- ).
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions-IFLA (2003- ).
  • Uganda Library Association-ULA (1999- ).
  • American Library Association-ALA (2001- ).
  • International Relations Roundtable-ALA.
  • Students' Organization of Library and Information Science-VSU (2001-2002).
  • Makerere University Library and Information Science Students Association (1997-2001).
  • Africa Students Association (Vice- President)-University of Tennessee (2002- ).

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2005 Outstanding Ph.D. Student, College of Communications, University of Tennessee.
  • Recipient of University of Tennessee's Scholarly Activities Research Incentive Fund (SARIF)-Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Research Grant to conduct HIV/AIDS fieldwork in Uganda for Dr. Kendra Albright in Uganda, May-August 2005 ($3000).
  • Recipient of University of Tennessee's Scholarly Activities Research Incentive Fund (SARIF)-Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Research Grant to conduct HIV/AIDS fieldwork in Uganda for Dr. Kendra Albright in Uganda, May-August 2004 ($3000).
  • Recipient of University of Tennessee's Scholarly Activities Research Incentive Fund (SARIF)-Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Research Grant to conduct HIV/AIDS fieldwork in Uganda for Dr. Kendra Albright May-July 2003 ($3000).
  • Recipient of Provost Honor for Extraordinary Service to the Community as member of the Organizing Committee of the African Semester, University of Tennessee, Spring 2003.
  • Travel Grant to IFLA World Congress Berlin-Germany August 2003 (~$2700).
  • Graduate Teaching Associate with monthly stipend, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee (2002- ).
  • Graduate Assistantships with monthly stipend Valdosta State University, Georgia (US), 2001-2002.
  • Member Alpha Iota … Valdosta State University, Georgia, US.

References:


Benjamin Bates, PhD

Professor

School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM)

University of Tennessee

333 Communication & University Ext. Bldg.

345 Circle Park Drive,

Knoxville, TN, 37996-0333

Tel: 865 974 4013

Email: bjbates@utk.edu


Kendra Albright, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Information Sciences

University of Tennessee

451 Communications Bldg.,

345 Circle Park Drive,

Knoxville, TN 37996-0341

Tel: 865 974 3627

Email: Albright@utk.edu


Douglas Raber, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Information Science and

Learning Technologies (SISLT)

University of Missouri

221E Townsend Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Tel: 573 882 9542

Email: rabern@missouri.edu