Working Groups

  1. Marketing and AdvocacyMembership
    • Mr. Geoffrey F. Salanje, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Chairperson)
    • Mr Luke Mwale, Mzuzu University
    • Mr Vote Somba, National Library Services
    • Mr Martin Thawani, Malawi University of Science and Technology
    • Mr Harry Mbeya, Reserve Bank of Malawi
    • Mrs Diana Mawindo-Chitimbe, College of Medicine

    Terms of Reference

    • Developing and implementing marketing campaigns
    • Lobbying for funding and fundraising for the consortium
    • Mobilising¬†resources for the consortium
    • Lobbying with top management for institutions struggling to subscribe to MALICO ideals
    • Work with institutions struggling to buy in from top management to support MALICO
    • Encourage national, regional and international cooperation and understanding among information stakeholders.
    • Maintain at national level a prominent profile in planning and decision making to develop an influence informationpolicy.
    • Acts as a mouthpiece for the libraries and information centres
    • Training of end users
  2. Communication and Networking
    Chairperson: Mr Felix MajawaComposition

    • Mrs. Nancy Mpekansambo, Chancellor College
    • Mr. Fatsani Chisiza, Exploits University
    • Mr. Hebert Kathewera, LUANAR
    • Mr. Blessings Katuma, Malawi Insitute of Management
    • Mr. Luke Mwale, Mzuzu University
    • Mr. Felix Majawa, Mzuzu University
    • Mr. Fiskani Ngwira

    Terms of Reference

    • Develop and oversee implementation of communication, awareness and capacity building strategies for the consortium
    • Co-ordinate and support implementation of work related to communication and networking activities
    • Develop and oversee information and communication materials and activities
    • Support the building of relations with partners, donors and other supporters
    • Assist in generating resources to implement communication and networking strategies
    • To facilitate and enhance the education, training and development of the stakeholders who deliver information andlibrary services in Malawi
  3. E-Resources SubscriptionsChairperson: Mr Trevor NamondweComposition
    • Mrs Dorothy Eneya, Chancellor College
    • Mrs Lizzie Malemia, Mzuzu University
    • Mrs Naomi Kachoka, Chancellor College
    • Ms Khumbo Ng’ong’ola, National Library Services
    • Mrs Rose Mserembo, TEVETA
    • Mrs Judith Elisa, National Commission for Science and Technology

    Terms of Reference

    • to raise awareness on free and subscribed to e-resources for libraries in Malawi
    • to garner for e-resources support that will enable libraries to meet the needs of their users
    • to negotiate for joint license agreements for full text electronic information
    • Identify open access sources for use by members
    • Evaluate currently subscribed and future e-resources
    • Monitoring e-journals
    • Supervise use of statistics and analysis
    • Set evaluation criteria
    • Monitor document delivery activity
    • Monitor the activities of all northern partners so as to avoid duplication of efforts and unnecessary loss ofrevenue on resources
    • Enforcing legal access and use of e-resources
    • Intellectual property and copyright
    • Fair use policies
    • Further to open access promote the visibility and utilization of South to South sources.
  4. ICT services
    Chairperson: Mr. Thomas BelloComposition

    • Mr. Thomas Bello, Kamuzu College of Nursing
    • Mr. Walusungu Simbeye, National Library Services
    • Mr. Harris Manyozo, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Mr. Brian Sitima Ndau, Chancellor College.

    Terms of Reference

    • Develop and oversee maintenance of MALICO‚Äôs website.
    • Monitor and review MALICOs website
    • To evaluate and provide advice to evaluate and provide advice to members on available hardware and software to use.
    • To advice on management of hardware and software of members.
    • To advise members on their ICT Infrastructure.
    • To maintain links with Software and Hardware vendors and ISPs.
    • To assist members to create online catalogues.
    • To constantly update members on current trends in ICT
    • To update members on bibliographical standards
    • Coordinate the functions of the National Digital Repository