Niragira - Librarian, Archivist, Information Management - Milton, Ontario, Canada

Deogratias Niragira

Milton, Ontario, Canada


Librarian, Archivist, Information Management

Work History

Electoral Officer

United Nations Organization in Ivory Coast

o Supervision of elections process in West African country.
o Collecting information related to previous elections
o Advising politicians of procedures related to democratic acceptance

Interpreter, Library and Archives Manager

Hagan, McDowell Law Office

o Re-organized entire filing and shelving system for archives dealing with Immigration and Economic Business
o Set up rules and guidelines for record-keeping and organization
o Culled files and other documents to be destroyed
o Interpreter with Immigration Law Office for new comers speaking only French and some African languages

Information Officer


UN Mission in Kosovo, Kosovo
o Established networks to gather and disseminate information
o Managed records and archives; trained librarians/archivists
o Organized expert missions; identified local and international sources of funding

Reference Librarian/Programs Manager

Queens Public Library

o Built up French and African Languages Collection (development/merchandising)
o Provided French translation of International Resource Center's web page
o Managed/supervised Cultural Programs


Niagara Catholic District School Board

o Our Lady of Grace School
o Our Lady of Victory Jr. and Sr. Schools
o Catalogued audio-visual material


Ontario March of Dimes

o Set-up a library for people with physical disabilities

Qualifications & Certifications

Library Sciences

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel

Management/Marketing of Libraries/Information Services

Buffalo University

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