Musa Wakhungu Olaka holds a PhD degree from the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. He also holds a Master of Education (Library Studies) and a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University in Kenya. He has many years experience working in academic libraries in Kenya, Rwanda and the United States. Between the year 2000 and 2006, he worked as a librarian and as a lecturer at Kigali Institute of Education where he helped establish a Library and Information Science program to educate librarians in Rwanda. This was in addition to helping other upcoming libraries in Rwanda to grow. It is while working in Rwanda and meeting victims of the genocide that Musa developed more interest in issues regarding genocide and for the past couple years, he has been a volunteer in supporting refugees from Rwanda and Burundi better integrate into the United States Society. Currently, Musa is a Librarian in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center and is always eager to assist researchers and library users access information on Genocide and crimes against humanity.
Problem solving strategies that Kenyan academic librarians utilize when presented with copyright queries. (with Denice Adkins), Library Review (2013)
Exploring copyright knowledge in relation to experience and education level among academic librarians in Kenya (with Denice Adkins), The International Information & Library Review (2012)
Educating bilingual and multilingual librarians: a case of library and Information Science Education in Rwanda., Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (2008)
Library and Information Science Education in Rwanda, Library Review (2008)
Embedded Librarianship in Academic Libraries in Kenya: Experiences of Librarians and part-time students in masters degree programs. (with Marie Khanyanji Khayesi), Kenya Library Association Regional Conference (2013)
First week of school after the 1994 Rwandan genocide: the case of students in public secondary schools in Kigali, 3rd Global Conference on Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future (2012)