University Library

THE ACTING UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

THE ACTING UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

Dr Owusu-Ansah is an Academic Librarian with over 12 years of high-level experience in university library management. His professional and teaching interests involve Digital Library Systems and management; Distance learning, Electronic Information Retrieval; Metadata; Collection development & management; and Information Literacy. He is an accomplished writer/ researcher with over 40 publications including scholarly articles, book chapters, a book, and conference papers in several highly acclaimed InfoSci Journals. His ongoing research focuses on implementing digital library services in academic contexts, remote library services, information-seeking behaviour, and open science/access publishing. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level Information Literacy. He holds professional/academic qualifications including a Diploma in Education (UEW-Ghana), BA, MA in Information Studies (University of Ghana) and Doctor of Literature and Philosophy, Information Science (University of South Africa). He is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science of the University of South Africa, Pretoria-South Africa.

WELCOME MESSAGE BY THE ACTING UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

Welcome to AAMUSTED Library!  Our library is the intellectual commons of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development – the place where our community learns and works together in physical and virtual spaces.

The library is student-focused. We invite all our students to:

  • Make it a regular habit to study and work in the library. Good time management skills are essential for student success. Make the library your place to get things done!
  • Be curious! Discover the tremendous resources (books, journals, databases, films – physical and online) offered by the library and incorporate those resources into your class projects.
  • Seek the guidance of your personal librarian at every stage of your research. Librarians are here to assist you in accessing and using information effectively for academic success, research, and lifelong learning.

The library is a partner in the educational mission of AAMUSTED.  We invite our faculty and staff to:

  • Utilize our collections for your scholarship, teaching and personal growth.
  • Collaborate with a librarian to incorporate library collections and services into curricular and co-curricular experiences for our students.
  • Work with your faculty librarian to embed information literacy learning into your courses and assignments.

Visit our Libraries in Kumasi and Mampong Campuses – in person and online – and explore how our spaces, collections and caring staff can open the door to new knowledge.

Christopher M. Owusu-Ansah, PhD
Ag. University Librarian