Benson Misco Shiholo
email: oshwalcollege@form_net.com
Oshwal College, Nairobi Kenya

Dennis N. Ocholla
email: docholla@pan.uzulu.ac.za
Department of Library and information Science, University of Zululand, South Africa

This paper puts into historical perspective the changing trends in the training of information professionals in Kenya since 1970. Issues and trends are discussed on the basis of a literature review representative of popular publications and research reports from 1970 to the current time. This paper is adapted from a chapter on such research completed by the authors. The information reflected herein will be helpful for comparative studies on Library and Information Studies (LIS) education in Africa. The paper concludes that core knowledge and skills for information providers ought to be reviewed regularly and that support from LIS education dispensation stakeholders, such as a national library associations and national experts, should be enlisted in determining such requisite skills.

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