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Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
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Dkt. Mboni A. Ruzegea
Mkurugenzi Mkuu

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Mboni Amiri Ruzegea


Director General


Tanzania Library Services Board

Areas of Specialization

Library and Information Sciences, Information Management, Resource Sharing and Usability, Information Searching, Reference Management, Scientific Writing and Information Literacy



Management of Digital Content; Digital Repositories, Virtual and Smart Libraries, Smart Digital Services, Open Data, Information Sharing and Collaboration, Library and Information Science (LIS) Training

Personal statement

Dr. Ruzegea is an Academic Librarian and the Director- General of Tanzania Library Services Board (TLSB) since April 2021, a former Library Director (2018-2020) and faculty librarian (2007-2021) at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS. Following her present roles, she is engaging as an honorary lecturer contributing to the Directorate of Library Services at MUHAS through teaching, training and collaborative research. She holds a PhD in Library and information Science, MA in Information Studies and BA with Education majoring Literature and Languages.

Her career journey started in 2000 when she was employed by the Tanzania’s Ministry of Education as a high school language teacher at Benjamin Mkapa High School in Dar es Salaam. She later joined TLSB in 2004 as a Tutor Librarian at the School of Library Archive and Documentation Studies (SLADS) in Bagamoyo, Coast Region in Tanzania. She worked with SLADS for 3 years before she joined MUHAS in 2007. She has over 15 years of experience in the management, administration, leadership, teaching, training and research. Her areas of interest include library and information management health information, information resources sharing and use, open data and data analytics. She conducts lectures in Information and Learning Technologies and Communication Skills courses to first year students and trains postgraduate students in E-resource Searching, Reference Management, Scientific Writing and Information Literacy and Citation, and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) - Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis and on Open Data and Open Access issues. Dr. Ruzegea has been involved several research activities in her field. She was a Principal Investigator (PI) of the Library ICT Cluster for the MUHAS Sida funded project. (Nov 2018 - March 2020), PI for the project titled “The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) in Tanzania and trainer for TEEAL Workshops” from 2014 until 2016, which was funded by the Bill and Mellinda Gate Foundation. She became the Country Officer for Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) with regards to TEEAL and reached out to train (ToT) in 19 Tanzanian institutions including Universities and Agricultural Research Institutions on the use of TEEL and Research4Life E-resources. In 2018 she won the MLA/Elsevier Research4life Grants and became PI for her project titled “Developing Research4Life Interactive Online Training Videos and Open Learning Platform (OLP) to enhance Research, Teaching-Leaning Experience in Higher Learning Insitutions”. She wrote papers on health information seeking behaviour, use of pregnancy health information, usability of OPAC, use of e-resources in higher learning institutions and was a co-author in systematic review paper on the effectiveness of Neem plant for prevention and treatment of human Malaria. She attended: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference in Norway (2005), attended exchange programs for Library capacity building programs (in 2008 and 2018) in Sweden at Karolinska Institutet, attended Library internship programme at Gobabeb Training and Research Center for SADC region, in Namibia (2011-2012). Dr. Ruzegea is member of Tanzania Library Association (TLA) and a Research4Life blogger.



  1. PhD in Library and information Science - International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014)


  1. MA in Information Studies - University of Dar es salaam (2002)


  1. BA with Education - University of Dar es salaam (1998)


  1. Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) -Tabora Girls Secondary School, Tabora -Tanzania


  1. Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) – Kilosa Secondary School, Morogoro - Tanzania

Research Papers


  1. Ruzegea, Mboni (Sept. 2021). Strengthening diagnostic medical imaging in Tanzania through Research4life. https://www.research4life.org/blog/strengthening-diagnostic-medical-imaging-tanzania-research4life/


  1. Ruzegea, M., & Msonde, S. (2021). University Students' E-Resource Usage: Predictors, Problems and Practical Implications. International Journal of Education & Development using Information & Communication Technology17(2). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1298155.pdf


  1. Mbugi, E. V., Sife, A. S., Ruzegea, M., Msoffe, G. E. P., Daniel, B., Kabyemela, E., ... & Lwoga, E. T. (2021). Effectiveness of Azadirachta indica (neem tree) on prevention and treatment of clinical human malaria: A systematic review. http://easci.eahealth.org/index.php/easci/article/view/36


  1. Ruzegea, M. A. (2014). The use behaviour of pregnancy health information among the teen expectant mothers. http://studentrepo.iium.edu.my/handle/123456789/5584


  1. Ruzegea, M. (2012). The usability of OPAC interface features: The perspective of postgraduate students at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Library Philosophy and Practice, 1. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/691/


  1. Ruzegea, M. A., & Mansor, Y. (2011). Pregnancy Health Information Use Behavior among Teenage Expectant Mothers: awareness and the Role of Muslim Information Professionals. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)Press


  1. Mansor, Yushiana and Manir, A. and Ruzega, Mboni (2011) Use of Islamic manuscripts among humanities researchers in ISTAC. In: Issues and trends in library and information science. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 47-60. ISBN 9789674180041


  1. Ruzegea, M. A. (2002). Information seeking behavior and library use of secondary school students: the case of Dar es Salaam region (Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam).


Working paper:

  1. Co-author in “Effectiveness of problem-based learning in improving acquisition of clinical skills among dental students” January 2017. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.13329.02402


International Conference

  1. Participant -The 6th MUHAS Scientific Conference will be held on the 2nd to 3rd July, 2018 at LAPF International Conference Centre, Millennium Towers, Dar es Salaam
  2. Rapporteur - 14th Biennial AHILA Congress 20th - 24th October 2014 “ICTs and access to health information and knowledge for building strong knowledge societies for sustainable development in Africa” http://www.tudarco.ac.tz/files/publications/AHILA%2014%20Program_final%20version%20uploaded.pdf


  1. Participant- XVII SCECSAL Conference: Libraries as a bridge to an information and knowledge society in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Diamond Jubilee Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 10 - 14 July 2006.  


  1. Participant - IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Norway -2005 http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/xpress4-e-2005.pdf


Projects & Grants Awards

  1. Principal Investigator: under the project Titled “To develop Research4Life interactive online training videos and open learning platform (OLP) to enhance research, teaching-learning experiences in higher learning institutions”. Period: 2018-2020. Funder: MLA/Elsevier Research4life Grants. https://www.research4life.org/news/2018-mla-hinari-research4life-grant-recipients/



  1. Co-Principal Investigator (2018-March 2020) & Research Assistant (2015-2018) under the project Titled: Strengthening the use of ICT at MUHAS Library. Funder: Sida Sweden.


  1. Outreach Country Officer: under the project Titled: The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) Capacity building in Tanzania Period: 2014 – 2016. Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Information and Training Centre for Africa.  


Teaching,  Training, and Outreach


  1. Information and Learning Technologies (IT 100) course to MUHAS undergraduate – first year students.
  2. Communication Skills (CS 100) course to MUHAS undergraduate – first year students.
  3. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) - Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis for MUHAS faculty and postgraduate students.
  4. E-resource Searching, Reference Management and Citation for MUHAS faculty and postgraduate students.
  5. Web 2.0 and Marketing of E-resources for MUHAS Library staff and faculty.
  6. Scientific Writing and Information Literacy for MUHAS faculty and postgraduate students.
  7. Open Data, Open Science and Open Access for MUHAS faculty and postgraduate students.
  8. Electronic Records Management for Library Staff within and outside MUHAS.
  9. Scientific Writing, Information Literacy and Reference Management & Citation for MUHAS Patient Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) Project – a standalone course.



  1. Co-facilitator on the course Open Networked Learning (ONL192) held 16th September – 8th December 2019. Online course organized by Karolinska Insititutet, Lund Universitet, Linnaeus Univeisty and Karlstad Universitet.


  1. Training of Trainers (TOT) - Digital Repository Workshop at Herbert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) 19th -21st November 2019.


  1. TOT - E-resources, Scientific Writing and Referencing Training for DAAD Scholars - Gold Crest Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania. From 12th – 15th September 2017


  1. TOT - E-Resources and Institutional Repository. College of Business education (CBE), 8th -11th May 2018.


  1. TOT - TEEAL Institutions in Tanzania from 2014 – 2016
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (2014 - 2016)
  • Division of Research and Development (DRD) Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (15th -17th September, 2014 & 31st March, 2015)
  • Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Dar es Salaam (27th – 28th May 2014).
  • Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Dar es Salaam (30th June – 2nd July 2014).
  • Ilonga Agricultural Research Institute, Morogoro (27th – 29th October 2014).
  • State University of Zanzibar (5th -7th October, 2015)
  • Kizimbani Agricultural Institute, Zanzibar (23rd -25th November, 2015).
  • Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, Dar es Salaam (2015).
  • Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha (20th -24th April, 2015).
  • University of Dar es Salaam (18th -20th April, 2016)
  • Naliendele Agricultural Training Institute (24th -26th May, 2016)
  • Makutupora Agricultural Training Institute (27th -29th June, 2016)
  • Saint Augustine University Tanzania and Ukiriguru Agricultural Training Institute (26-28 September, 2016)


  1. E-resources, Scientific Writing and Referencing Training for DAAD Scholars - Gold Crest Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania. From 12th – 15th September 2017
  2. E-Resources and Institutional Repository. College of Business education (CBE), 8th -11th May 2018.
  3. Digital Repository Workshop at Herbert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) 19th -21st November 2019.


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