Mr Peter Gatiti
Associate Vice-Provost & University Librarian
Peter Gatiti was appointed as the Associate Vice-Provost and University Librarian on 30th May 2019. He oversees AKU's global network of 12 libraries dispersed in 6 countries on 3 continents situated on the diverse AKU campuses in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK.
In the course of his career, he has acquired experience in developing knowledge based systems, digital repositories, and digital libraries. His research interests focus on bibliometric analysis, systematic reviews, evidence-based practice, health informatics, and knowledge management.
Prior to his appointment, he served for nine years as the Regional Librarian for Aga Khan University in East Africa. With a wealth of over twenty years' experience in libraries and information services, Mr Gatiti's career began as Librarian at the Aga Khan Education Service (Nairobi, Kenya) and later at the University of Leeds (West Yorkshire, UK), where he was responsible for integrating online resources into the instruction programs in the library skills centre.
His progression as a Specialist Librarian at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (West Yorkshire, UK) solidified his career as NHS is the world's largest publicly fundedhealth service. This afforded him the opportunity to collaborate in teaching evidence-based practice and he was also part of the editorial team of the Mid Yorks Medical journal.
Mr Gatiti holds an MSc in Information Systems from Leeds Metropolitan University (West Yorkshire, UK) and a BLS (Hons) in Information & Library Studies from Loughborough University (Leicestershire, UK). He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Bolton (Greater Manchester, UK) where he is examining the relative effectiveness of ICTs in extracting, sharing and disseminating development knowledge. In addition, he is a professional manager with a Level Five (5) Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (UK). He has also attended fellowship programs at the University of Alberta (Canada) and at the MortensonCenter for International Library Programs, University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign (USA).
As a peer reviewer for the Commission for University Education (CUE) in Kenya, he has great insight into quality assessment systems and is actively involved in teaching and research activities at Aga Khan University.
He has also served as the Chairman of the United Nations/World Bank/University Librarians Forum. Presently, he serves as Chairman of the ICT working group of the Kenya Library & Information Services Consortium; Member of the American Library Association; Member of the Kenya Library Association; Member of the Kenya University Librarians Committee; and sits at various internal Committees at Aga Khan University.