University Library

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF LIBRARY

I warmly welcome you, especially our cherished Students, Faculty members and Staff, to the Library of the Akenten Appiah – Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development.

The Library exists to provide you with scholarly resources and services to support your research, teaching, and learning. We are highly committed to creating a congenial environment to support your studies.

We encourage you to visit the library’s page https://aamusted.edu.gh/library and to explore its resources specifically those that satisfy your fields of study and other endeavours.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the Library staff for assistance if you happen to visit our facilities.

Best wishes for a successful and fulfilling academic experience from both Kumasi and Mampong Campus Libraries of AAMUSTED.

Thank you.

Seth A. Katsekpor

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF LIBRARY

I warmly welcome you, especially our cherished Students, Faculty members and Staff, to the Library of the Akenten Appiah – Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development.

The Library exists to provide you with scholarly resources and services to support your research, teaching, and learning. We are highly committed to creating a congenial environment to support your studies.

We encourage you to visit the library’s page https://aamusted.edu.gh/library and to explore its resources specifically those that satisfy your fields of study and other endeavours.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the Library staff for assistance if you happen to visit our facilities.

Best wishes for a successful and fulfilling academic experience from both Kumasi and Mampong Campus Libraries of AAMUSTED.

Thank you.

Seth A. Katsekpor

  • Overview
  • Vision, Mission, and Core Values
  • Services
  • Collections
  • Rules and Regulations

The Akenten Appiah- Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) Library, was first established during the era of the Kumasi Advanced Technical Teachers College (KATTC) and the St. Andrews Agricultural Training College, Mampong-Ashanti.

The library formed part of the University College of Education, Winneba (UCEW) Libraries. The name of the university, later on, became the University of Education, Winneba, in the year 2004 when it became an autonomous university from the University of Cape Coast.

The Library is responsible for the acquisition, dissemination, and management of print-based and electronic information resources of the University. Serving a student population of over 60,000, the Library has a seating capacity of over 600.

To enhance the use of our resources and improve the capacity of the academic community in the academic research process, we provide Information Literacy and other topical research/ information-related training on an ongoing basis.

Vision

To be the first choice for information and research on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and entrepreneurship education in Ghana and Beyond

Mission

To facilitate access to all forms of information by continuous improvement of resources and expertise to meet the teaching, learning, research, and administrative information needs of the University Community; promote information literacy skills within the University; and foster cooperation through local, national and international networking.

Objectives

  1. Facilitate access to all forms of information by continuous improvement of
  • Resources and expertise
  • Information literacy skills within AAMUSTED
  • Co-operation through networking
  1. Support learning, teaching, research, and other University activities

Core Values

  1. Professional Leadership: The University Library seeks to provide leadership in library service to the University Community ensuring that the University has access to information needed for it to attain the highest academic standards of teaching, learning, and research.
  2. Partnership: An effective partnership with all stakeholders is a prerequisite to effective and efficient service delivery. The University Library, therefore, works with faculty, students, and external bodies to provide a service that is easy to use independently on and off-campus.
  3. Quality Assurance: The University Library shares a commitment to quality in whatever is done. The staff is empowered to reach their full potential.
  4. Flexibility: The Library has a variety of welcoming and flexible learning spaces which inspire learning and scholarship.

AAMUSTED Library operates through five traditional divisions/units (services). These are

  • Readers’ Services,
  • Reference Services,
  • Electronic Resources,
  • Serials
  • Technical Services

Readers’ service: This is a major interface between the library and the users who have direct contact with library users. We provide day-to-day information needs, assist readers to secure information by using the resources of the library for study and research purposes, and create comfortable seating and conducive reading and learning environment for our cherished clients.

Reference services: This section provides a wealth of encyclopedic information which presents in-depth knowledge on themes and topics of subjects. Interact with our users to find out the exact information needed in their research works and also responsible for providing Current Awareness Services and Selective Dissemination of Information.

Technical services:

Library operates photocopying, scanning, and printing services that enable users to copy, scan or print pages of library materials and personal documents. Charges are fairly cheap and neat work is always guaranteed.

  1. Photocopy,
  2. Printing
  3. Scanning
  4. Comb Binding

Information Technology Services/E- Resources unit: This section of the library is responsible for acquiring, maintaining and providing access to the library online materials, including research databases online and e-books.  (audio visual unit)

Serials Unit: This service is responsible for organizing all Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Government Publications, Conference Proceedings and Workshop papers etc.

Information Literacy and Research: Information Literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed in information. The library instruction focuses on these skills and how to access information.

Plagiarism Awareness Programme and Professional Development: The Library provides support for users and other researchers in their research and writing activities with the aim of minimizing the potential for plagiarism.

Library collections are made up of;

  1. Print Materials:

The print materials in the library collections are usually printed texts. They include Textbooks

2. Reference Books

Reference books consist of quick reference materials such as Encyclopaedia, Dictionaries, World books, Quotations, Atlases, Thesaurus, Yearbooks, etc for research purposes.

3. Serials/Periodicals

The collection consists of print Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Reports, Newspapers, Government publications, etc.

4. Theses/Dissertations

The Theses/Dissertations is a collection of the University theses/dissertations at various levels over many years.

5. Past Examination Questions

This is a collection of Past Examination questions from the University. The resources are available in both print and electronic versions.

5. Bound Old Newspapers

This is a collection of old bound newspapers of previous years eg. Ghanaian Times, spectator, mirror, daily graphic, business and financial times

6. E-Books

A collection of Electronic books for Academic programs.

7. Electronic Resources

AAMUSTED library subscribes to world-class E journals/E books for academic work through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH). Eg. EBSCO host, Emerald, Sage, Taylor & Francis, etc.

https://journals.sagepub.com/action/doSearch?AllField=SELECTION%2C+USE+AND+CARE+OF+UNDERGARMENT

https://journals.sagepub.com/home/the

https://search.credoreference.com/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

https://www.emerald.com/insight/

https://methods.sagepub.com/

https://muse.jhu.edu/journal

https://www.tandfonline.com/

LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS

The underlisted Rules and Regulations guide Library users to effectively use the resources of the Library. As a result, they are to be

observed when using our facility:

  1. Strict silence should be observed at all times within the library
  2. Mobile phones must be switched to silent before entering the library.
  3. Food and drinks are not allowed in the library. This includes toffees, fruits, candies, etc
  4. Readers must not write in, mark, or otherwise, deface or damage library material or equipment in any way.
  5. Lost books will incur a cost of three times the current market price of the book(s).
  6. Any borrower who fails to return or renew a book on the due date shall be liable to a fine of (1cedi) per book per day until the book has been returned.
  7. Lost library cards should be reported immediately to the library.
  8. All bags must be deposited at the baggage area before entering the library.
  9. Valuables (money, phones, etc) are not to be kept in the bags left in the baggage area.
  10. Books should not be re-shelved by readers. They should leave them on the reading table.
  11. No seat shall be reserved by or for any reader for more than 15mins. Any seat so reserved shall be cleared by the library staff for use by others.
  12. Library staff has the right to inspect any item being taken out of the library.
  13. Smoking is forbidden in all parts of the library.

News & Events

AAMUSTED ACQUIRES TURNITIN-

AAMUSTED ACQUIRES TURNITIN

The University Library and the Quality Assurance Directorate have the pleasure to announce to the University Community that AAMUSTED has acquired the Licence for Turnitin

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The main library is adjacent to Opoku Ware hall in Kumasi and the E-Resource Center is adjacent to Raynolds Okine’s Building (ROB) and Naska library at the mampong campus