Senior Lecturer, College of Social Sciences

PhD (Loughborough University), MA (University of Dar es Salaam), BA (Makerere University)


Teaching interests: 

  • ICT and its applications,
  • Web design and authoring,
  • Database management and 
  • Computer networking


Research interests: 

  • Digital literacies,
  • Information literacy,
  • Digital archiving and
  • Information retrieval.

Research accounts: 


  1. Wema, E. (2021). Developing information literacy courses for students through virtual learning environments in Tanzania: Prospects and challenges. IFLA, Journal, 47(4), 559-569
  2. Wema, E.F. (2021). Information Behaviour of Masters and Doctoral Students in Accessing and Using the Theses and Dissertation Database at the University of Dar es Salaam. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science. 31(1), 51-62
  3. Hussein, H. & Wema, E. (2016). Practices of locating health information in an electronic environment: reflections on conducted health information skills training. International Information & Library Review. 48(4), 249-257.
  4. Wema, E. & Ndumbaro, F. (2015). Awareness, access and use of locally published journals among researchers in the Tanzanian universities. Conference proceedings on Library and Information Science research in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam: University of Dar es Salaam library.
  5. Wema, E. (2013). Workplace reflections of information literacy training. In Mark Hepworth & Geoff Walton: Developing people’s information capabilities: fostering information literacy educational, workplace and community contexts. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  6. Wema, E. (2012). The role of librarians and Tanzania Library Association (TLA) in imparting information literacy skills that address Millenium Development Goals. Proceedings of Tanzania Library Association Annual Workshops 2010 – 12. Dar es Salaam: TLA. 141-148.
  7. Manyerere, J. & Wema, E. (2012). Promoting and marketing the use of electronic resources: the case of IRDP library. Rural Planning Journal, vol 14, no 2. 104 - 121
  8. Wema, E. & Manda, P.A. (2011). The impact of E-resources usage in academic and research institutions in Tanzania. London : INASP
  9. Angello, C. & Wema, E (2010). The role of livestock research institutes in promoting access and use of e-resources by livestock researchers in Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. Vol.1(1).
  10. Wema, E.F. (2009). Process evaluation of the consolidation of information technology use project at the University of Dar es salaam Main Library. Postgraduate Studies research report. Stellenbosch University. 
  11. Wema, E. & Hepworth, M. (2007). An evaluation of an information literacy training initiative at the University of Dar es Salaam. By E. Wema and M. Hepworth. Journal of Information Literacy, 1(1)
  12. Hepworth, M. & Wema, E. (2006). The design and implementation of an information literacy training course that integrated Information and Library Science conceptions of information literacy, educational theory and information behaviour research: a Tanzanian pilot study. ITALICS, 5(1)




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