The Knowledge Ambassadors Programme in Kenya was largely born out of a growing concern about the unsatisfactory use of electronic information resources in the universities. In an attempt to maximize their use, many academic libraries are engaging students in their promotional activities. The student partners are often referred to as knowledge ambassadors.
The PU Library knowledge ambassador's club is a club for students who are passionate about acquiring exorbitant skills in information search and retrieval techniques. Knowledge ambassadors are PU Library engaged collaborators.
Some of the activities in which Ambassadors participate are:
- Library Workshops within and outside university
- Freshers Library Orientation
- High School Fairs
- Open Access Week training sessions
- Promotion of library services eg online services such as web access and portals and systems for access of databases and catalogue