Eliphas Nyamogo is currently the Head of Information and Library Services at the Goethe-Institut Kenya. He previously taught German as a foreign language at the Goethe-Institut and at the University of Nairobi. He holds a Masters' degree in Linguistics from the same university. Mr. Nyamogo has carried out research on the orality of Kenyan cultures, particularly the Mijikenda, and the integration of oral-based cultures in the knowledge society. He has a special interest on the role of libraries in preserving community memory.