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About Musa Wakhungu Olaka

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 of 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, Myanmar and Burundi better integrate into the United States Society.
Currently, Musa is the Assistant Library Director at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). Prior to joining SEMO, he worked at University of South Florida as a librarian in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center where he was always eager to assist researchers and library users access information on Genocide and crimes against humanity.


Present Assistant Library Director, Southeast Missouri State University
Present Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center Librarian, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • IFLA/OCLC Fellowship

Contact Information
Office: +1-(573) 986-7493
Cell phone: +1-(813) 298-9394


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