Mr. Christian Yaw Kofi


Mr. Christian Yaw Kofi
Mr. Christian Yaw Kofi

Mr. Christian Yaw KOFI is the University Librarian at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. He also coordinates the teaching and assessment of Information Literacy which is a university-wide course. Prior to this appointment, he was Acting Deputy Librarian at the University of Cape Coast.

He had his undergraduate education at the University of Ghana and later pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies at the same University. Mr. Christian Kofi trained as a professional teacher at the University of Cape Coast and later went back to the University of Ghana to pursue MPhil in Information Studies. He also holds two certificates in Information Marketing and International Library Programs (ILP) from the Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana and Mortenson Centre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign respectively.

He taught at Taviefe Senior High School for seven years. During this period, he served as Assistant Headmaster and at the same time, taught English Language, History, Bible Knowledge and later Life Skills. He was later appointed Junior Assistant Librarian at the University of Cape Coast and rose through the ranks to become Acting Deputy Librarian. During this period, he worked at the Cataloguing and Circulation departments and eventually became head of Cataloguing. He was also part of a team of lecturers who taught Information Literacy Skills and Gender and Development. Mr. Christian Kofi served as Member of Governing Council of the Ghana Library Association from 2006 to 2008, Secretary from 2008 to 2010 and Vice-President from 2010 to 2012. He also served on the Governing Council of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Standing Committee, Africa Section from 2010 to 2012. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Library Association (FGLA). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Library Journal.

Mr. Christian Kofi’s areas of research are conflict management in libraries, library financial management, leadership styles of university librarians and information literacy among others. He has several publications and technical reports to his credit and has made presentations at local and international conferences and workshops.

Contact Mr. Yaw Kofi


Email: cykofi@uhas.edu.gh

Phone: 0244174930

Ms. Hawa Osman


Ms. Hawa Osman
Ms. Hawa Osman

Ms. Hawa Osman is an Assistant Librarian in charge of Reference and Client Services in the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. She is also the Liaison Librarian for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and teaches Information Literacy Skills to all level 100 students of UHAS.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (Social Science) from the University of Education, Winneba. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance. She later pursued a Master of Arts in Library Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in Library Studies at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

She practiced as a teacher in the Basic Schools in Ghana for six years after training as a professional teacher where she helped educate a lot of children in the rural areas of Ghana. She continued teaching in the second cycle institutions where she taught for thirteen years before taking up a different challenge to work as a Librarian. She is part of the team that set up the UHAS Library and created the Circulation system of the Library using the Sierra Integrated Library software.

Her areas of research are information sources and effects of information literacy skills provision in higher institution. She has four publications in these areas.

Contact Ms. Osman


Email:  hosman@uhas.edu.gh

Phone:  0208192619

Mr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah


Mr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah
Mr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah

Mr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah is an Assistant Librarian at the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He heads a team of experts at the Cataloging Department of the Library to facilitate the organization of knowledge. He also teaches and examines Level 100 students (university-wide) in “Information Literacy” course as well as partners faculty in the School of Medicine in teaching “Introduction to Healthcare and Professional Practice” (a second semester course for first-year Medical Students) at the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Mr. Agyei Dankwah obtained his Master’s Degree in Librarianship and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Studies from the University of Ghana, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. programme in Information Science at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. He is also a recipient of a Carnegie Corporation Grant.

Mr. Agyei Dankwah is a certified professional of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) for undertaking courses in “Copyright and Licencing of Research Publications” and “Research Writing”. He has been working in Academic Libraries for the past seven years, establishing himself as an experienced professional cataloguer. He has also been assisting researchers in the university community in their scientific outputs by offering immense technical knowhow ranging from literature exploration to reference management.

Mr. Agyei Dankwah is active in the scientific environment with four peer-reviewed publications to his credit. His focus of research is Information Literacy, Health Information Dissemination, Reference Management, Mobile Technology in Libraries and Library Users’ Loyalty. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals (CILIP), United Kingdom and the Ghana Library Association (GLA), Ghana.

Contact Mr. Agyei Dankwah


Email: dadankwah@uhas.edu.gh

Phone: +223 242 520 797

Blog: http://visibleresearch.blogspot.co.za/

Mr. George Tesilimi Banji


Mr. George Tesilimi Banji

George Tesilimi Banji is an Assistant Librarian of University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. Prior to this, he was the Coordinator of Satellite libraries at the Sam Jonah Library, University of Cape Coast. He was a senior tutor in College of Distance Education, UCC and taught Research Methods, HIV/AIDS Education and Social Studies. He is a professional librarian.

He holds M.A. in Information Studies from University of Ghana; M.Phil. (Peace and Development Studies) from Institute for Development Studies, and B.Ed. Social Studies all from University of Cape Coast; Diploma in Human Resource Management from Institute for Commercial Management-England, and Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ from Jasikan College of Education. He also obtained a Professional Development Certificate for the Next Generation African Library and Information Professionals from University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently a Doctoral student in Information Science at University of South Africa (UNISA).

He has taught as a professional teacher for so many years before leaving for further studies in UCC. He later headed Department of Geography and Regional Planning Library for about 3 years, and was also appointed a senior tutor, examiner and team leader for Research Methods, HIV/ AIDS Education and Social Studies in the College of Distance Education, UCC. He also lectured in Information Literacy and coordinated the 33 Colleges and Departmental libraries of the University of Cape Coast for 3 years.

Banji’s areas of research include: staff conflict management and prevention; ICT and usage in academia; human capacity building and management; and leadership. He has attended workshops on Licensing and negotiating for research publications; ethical use of information in academic work, running an academic institution library; copyright and licensing of research publications. He has over 5 publications in peer- reviewed journals.

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Email:   gbanji@uhas.edu.gh

Phone:  0243324528

Mr. Patrick Adzobu


Mr. Patrick Adzobu
Mr. Patrick Adzobu

Mr Patrick Adzobu is a Junior Assistant Librarian at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. He was formerly at Regent University College of Science and Technology (RUSCT) as an Assistant Librarian and prior to that, served as the ICT Electronic Management and Information Systems (EMIS) Administrator at the University College of Management Studies (UCOMS).

He had his Bachelor of Computer Science Education degree from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Master of Arts degree from the University of Ghana, Accra – Legon. He was the ICT EMIS administrator at UCOMS for 3 years; managing the institution’s information and students’ academic records and also served as a part-time lecturer in the teaching Introduction to Computers course to fresh students. He also worked as an Assistant Librarian at RUCST for a year. At RUCST, he managed and administered the institution’s open source Library Information System (LIS) – KOHA and also functioned as a member of the Electronic Learning Committee which managed the Learning Management Systems (LMS) – MOODLE, being used by the University College. In addition, he served as an Instructor at the UCC Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) teaching ‘Management Information Systems I’ course.

He has publication which are related to service quality and marketing of ICT services in university education in Ghana.

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Email:  padzobu@uhas.edu.gh

Phone:  0242885157