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Job Category
Division / Faculty
Office of the Principal - NTCC
Directorate / Dept
Nakuru Town Campus College
  • 2013: Master of Library and Information Science, Kenyatta University
  • 2008: Bachelor of Library and  Information Studies, Egerton University
  • 1994: Diploma in Information  Studies, KNEC
  • Strategic Leadership & Management
  • Information Literacy
  • Electronic resources
  • Digitization
  • Institutional repositories
  • Knowledge Management
  • Workshop planning & facilitation

1.  July- August 2021 :Research4Life Master Trainer Course for East Africa Region 

2.July 2020- September 2020: Certification in Strategic Management and Leadership -  Kenya Institute of Management(KIM) 

3.November 11 to 15th December 2019: Research4Life programmes ( HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

4.January 24th to 21st March 2017: Monitoring and Evaluation of E-resources(MEERU) - Research Access and Higher Education (RAHE), International Network for  the availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).

  • February 2021- to present: College Librarian, NTCC,  Administrative duties
  • October 2020 - February 2021: Library Administration and planning, Main Library, Njoro
  • July 2015 - October 2020: Nairobi Campus Librarian, Administrative duties
  • February 2013- July 2015: i/c Technical Services Division & Administrative duties, Main Library, Njoro
  • February  2009-  February 2013: i/c Resources centre & e-resources Librarian, Main Library, Njoro
  • June 2004- February 2009 : I/c Reference services, NTCC  
  • September 1996- June 2004: i/c Technical Services, Kisii Campus
  1. MLA virtual training; July -September 2021
  2. Monitoring & Evaluation of electronic resources in Academic and Research Institutions in Kenya Funded by International Network for  the availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). December 2010- March 2011 
  • Management of electronic resources
  • Information Literacy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Digitization
  • Indigenous/Traditional  Knowledge
  1. Nyakweba, I., Bukirwa, J.M., Sendikadiwa, E. and Ratanya, F.C. (2022), "Users' needs and expectations on information services provided in libraries: case of four public university libraries from the western region of Kenya", Library Management, Vol. 43 No. 1/2, pp. 1-14.

  2. Ratanya F.C., Orayo, J.,Maina J. & Wasike J. (2018). “Customer care practices at the University of Nairobi (UON), Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library (JKML), Kenya”.  Library Management, Vol. 40 Issue: 3/4, pp.142-154,

  3. Ratanya, F. C.(2017). "Institutional repository: access and use by academic       staff at Egerton University, Kenya", Library Management, Vol. 38 Issue: 4/5, pp.276-284,
  4. Ratanya, F.C.& Istusta, M. (2012). “Barriers in access to ICT information services to persons with disabilities; case study of Kenya Library services in Kenya”. Nairobi: Law Publishers
  5. Ratanya, F.C. (2012) “Levels of Information literacy among Post Graduate Students in School Based Program(SBP):case study of Egerton University”. Paper presented at the 20th    SCECSAL conference, Nairobi, 4th-8th June 2012. Kenya Library Association & The Law Publishers. pp:75- 87.
  6. Ratanya, F.C. & Kipkebut, J. (2011). “Preserving Traditional Knowledge for cultural heritage:Role of Libraries, Archives and Museums in Kenya”. Ongus, R.(Ed.), Pp.168-179 Digital Libraries and Information   management in the Knowledge Societies:Opportunities and challenges. Nairobi: Kenya Library Association Publications.
  7. Ratanya, F. C.,Gathoni, N., Gikandi,J., ., Njoroge, E., Wasike, E., Kabugu, A.(2011). “Monitoring and Evaluation of the utilization of electronic resources in university and research institutions in Kenya”. Available at:
  8. Ratanya, Felicitas C. (2010) “Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) as unique open access materials: case of the Kenya Information Preservation Society (KIPS)”. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 27 Iss: 4/5, pp.15 – 20. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Available at:
  • 1st March -4th March 2022- Sensitization Workshop on Intellectual Property(IPs) for Universities, TVETs and Research Institutions in  Central RIft Valley Region, held at ARC hotel, Egerton University, Main Campus.
  • July, 2021 : Research4Life Master Trainer Course for East Africa Region conducted online

  • November 11 to 15th December 2019: Research4Life programmes ( HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

  • May 30th – 31st  2019: The Kenya Libraries And Information Services Consortium (KLISC) 2019, Annual General Meeting held at Maside Muliro University of Science and Technology.
  • September 24th- 28th , 2018: The knowledge capturing workshop  by MAARIFA Centre for Council of Governors at the Kenya School of  Government
  • January, 16th 2018- Elservier Publishers workshop, CERSTAA project, Egeron Univ.
  • October 18th  to October 20th 2017: The African Regional Meeting sponsored by   
  • INASP, organized by the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL)
  • October  2nd to 4th October 2017: Leadership and capacity building Workshop Organized by INASP and Caplor Horizons at ICIPE, Nairobi.
  • July 3rd  to  July 5th 2017:Capacity Building Workshop for members of the KLISC working committees organized by INASP. Held University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • January 24th  –March 20th , 2017: Monitoring and Evaluation of E-resources (MEERU) online course, an initiative of the Research Access and Higher Education (RAHE), INASP.
  • 1st -3rd March 2017: Fundraising and Advocacy workshop organized by KLISC in collaboration with INASP, held at Kenyatta University.
  • 12th – 16th August 2013: The 8th Pan- African Reading For All conference: Literacy for All Leading the way to Literacy excellence. UON, Kenya Science  Campus.
  • 4th – 8th June 2012:   The 20th SCECSAL conference on Information for Sustainable development in a  Digital environment, Laico, Nairobi.      
  • 23rd -24th September 2010:  Monitoring and Evaluation of Electronic Resources workshop Sponsored  INASP. Held at  University Of  Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 27th Sept- 1st Oct 2010:Web 2.0 learning opportunity,  by CTA. Baraka College
  1. June 2021:Grant recipient of ($4,250.00 USD) from the 2021 MLA Librarians without Borders®/

    Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life to facilitate the upscaling of virtual training sessions on e-resources at Egerton Unversity.

  2. October, 2017: Recipient of an ward prize of $500 for the International Open Access(OA) Week in the promotion of electronic resource Competition by INASP.
  3. May, 2012: Recipient of an award prize of $500 from the ‘Promotion of  electronic resource competition” by INASP
  4. April, 2012 : Recipeint of an award prize of $300 in the “Bringing   Libraries to life” photographic competition organized by INASP.
  • Digital Libraries & information portals
  • Advanced Information Retrieval
  • Users studies
  • Information Literacy
  1. Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium(KLISC)
  2. Kenya Library Association
  3. Medical Libraries Association


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