Academic libraries as learning organizations: enhancing CPD activities within selected university libraries in Uganda

Document Type



School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa; Libraries


This study adopted Watkins and Marsick learning organization model to determine the learning organization’s attributes that selected university libraries in Uganda had implemented to promote CPD activities and dissemination of the acquired knowledge. The study adopted a convergent parallel mixed methods design. Six library directors and 76 librarians from six university libraries in Uganda participated in the study. 51–67% of participants indicated that their libraries encouraged teams, provided ICTs, supported their learning requests, encouraged external collaboration, allowed staff time off for training, provided mentoring and coaching, encouraged discussions among staff, recognized and appreciated teams, had procedures for sharing CPD knowledge and skills, acknowledged and appreciated CPD participation.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Library Administration