- Dr. Theresa Adu
- Dr. Hawa Osman
- Dr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah
- Dr. George Tesilimi Banji
- Mr. Patrick Adzobu
- Mr. Fred Kwaku Hayibor
- Mrs. Benedicta Boadi
Dr. Theresa Adu
Dr. Theresa Adu joined the University of Health and Allied Sciences in September 2021 as the first female University Librarian. A seasoned librarian with over 27 years of professional experience, she served seventeen years in a Special Library as the Librarian and Manager of the Documentation Centre and WTO National Enquiry Point of the Ghana Standards Authority. She also served ten years as the University Librarian for Wisconsin International University College, Ghana.
Dr. Adu obtained her M.Phil. degree in Library Studies from the University of Ghana, specializing in business information delivery to SMEs. She holds a PhD in Information Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She specializes in Intellectual Property and related issues and is currently developing expertise in copyright issues in academic libraries. She has since published several articles in world-renowned library journals.
Before her appointment, she was part of the editorial team for the Wisconsin Journal. She is a reviewer for Mousaion, a South African Journal of Information Studies, and the Journal for Academic Librarianship. Dr. Adu is also the current Country Coordinator for copyright issues for Electronic Information for Librarians (EISL). She is a member of the AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) Working Group on Copyright and Legal Matters.
She has been a consultant for the Maranatha University College, the Institute of Engineers, Ghana, and once served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana.
Dr. Adu has rich local and international experience, has participated and presented papers at several international conferences in the UK, India, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and many other countries; she is a chartered member of the Ghana Library Association (GLA); and she is currently the Treasurer for the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH).
Dr. Theresa Adu is married with children.
Contact Dr. Theresa Adu
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Hawa Osman
Dr. 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 PhD in Information Science 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.
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Email: [email protected]
Dr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah
Dr. Dominic Agyei Dankwah is a practising librarian at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho, in Ghana.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Library Studies, all from the University of Ghana, Legon. Dominic subsequently enrolled at the University of South Africa, where he completed his PhD programme in Information Science. He is a co-recipient of the UHAS Seed Grant and a beneficiary of the University of Pretoria-Carnegie CPD Programmes.
At UHAS, he leads a team of experts at the Cataloguing and Classification Department of the UHAS Library in resource description and discovery. As well, he lectures in Information Literacy, a university-wide course for first-year undergraduate students of UHAS. Dominic has been a key facilitator in several training programmes, locally and internationally. Dr. Dankwah is a certified Mendeley Advisor.
He has, so far, published in several esteemed scientific journals, written book chapters, and continues to contribute to the Library and Information Science community as a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals, including IGI-Global, and Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. His research focuses on health information literacy, and library management, as well as documenting policy challenges in minority languages. He has also presented some of his research findings at local and international conferences. Dominic has a specific interest in mixed methods research. Dr. Dankwah is a chartered member of the Ghana Library Association.
Publications: ORCID (Read more....).
Contact Dr. Agyei Dankwah
Email: [email protected] Phone: +223 242 520 797 Blog: http://visibleresearch.blogspot.co.za/
Dr. George Tesilimi Banji
Dr. George Tesilimi Banji is an Assistant Librarian and a lecturer of University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. Prior to this, he was the Head of Geography and Regional Planning library and later became the Coordinator of the 33 Satellite libraries connected to the Sam Jonah Library, University of Cape Coast. By profession, he is an Executive Librarian, and Human Resource practitioner. He also consults in peace, conflict and developmental issues.
He had his secondary school education at Kadjebi - Asato Senior High, Kadjebi-Akan. He obtained his Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’ from Jasikan College of Education, obtained Diploma in Human Resource Management from Institute for Commercial Management - England, Bachelor of Education in Social Studies from University of Cape Coast, Master of Arts in Information Studies from University of Ghana, Master of Philosophy in Peace and Development Studies from the School for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast and pursued a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy degree in Information Science from University of South Africa – Pretoria. He also obtained a Professional Development Certificate for the Next Generation African Library and Information Professionals from University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa through a Carnegie Corporation Grant.
He taught as a professional teacher for a couple of years before proceeding to the University of Cape Coast to further his education. He later worked in the University of Cape Coast between 2009 and 2016. During the period, he has worked in the Cataloguing department, Client Services department, Periodicals section, Special Collection section, Development Information section as well Information Technology & Research Support Department. He later headed Department of Geography and Regional Planning Library for about 3 years and was also appointed a Senior tutor, Assistant Examiner and Team leader for Research Methods, HIV/ AIDS Education and Social Studies in the College of Distance Education, UCC. He also lectured Information Literacy and served as the Coordinator for the 33 Satellite libraries in the Colleges and Departments of the University of Cape Coast for 3 years before exiting the University. He later joined the University of Health and Allied Sciences in December, 2016. He lectures Information Literacy which is a university-wide course and Nursing Research Methods at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho. He also teaches Measurement and Evaluation, Research Methods on part-time basis and also supervises undergraduate students of the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast. He is currently the Acting Head of Department for Cataloguing and Classification and also in charge of UHAS Institutional Repository.
Additionally, he serves as the Chairperson for Education, Research and Training Committee for the Ghana Library Association. He is also the Secretary / a recorder for the Committee of University Librarians and their Deputies (CULD) in Ghana, now known as the Association of Higher Education Librarians and their Deputies (AHELD). He also serves as an astute reviewer for both local and international refereed journals such as Mousaion: South African Information Studies Journal and Ghana Library Journal. He is a Member of the Appointment and Promotions Committee for the University of Health and Allied Sciences’ Library.
In terms of mentorship, he mentors PhD, Masters and Undergraduate Students from University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria - South Africa; University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast - Ghana; University of Ghana, Accra - Ghana.
Dr. Banji’s areas of research include: library and information service provision, staff conflict management and prevention; ICT and usage in academia; human capacity building and management; leadership and employees’ commitment; information for peace, conflict and development. He has also attended workshops and conferences on Licensing and negotiating for research publications; ethical use of information in academic work; running academic institution libraries; copyright and licensing of research publications; building institutional repositories; curriculum development; management of e-learning resources in an academic institution. He is a member of the Ghana Library Association (GLA), University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), and Information Professionals Association (IPA). He has peer-reviewed publications in both international and local journals.
With all these competencies, Banji aims to be an internationally acclaimed expert in information management and research towards peace, conflict and developmental issues. He is opened to both local and international collaborations.
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Email: [email protected]
Mr. Patrick Adzobu
Mr Patrick Adzobu is a 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: [email protected]
Mr. Fred Kwaku Hayibor
Mr. Fred Kwaku Hayibor is a founding staff of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Library. Currently a Junior Assistant Librarian, Fred is in charge of library e-resources and training. He holds a Master of Information Technology (M.IT) degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Studies from University of Ghana, Legon.
Fred is constant and consistent in continuing professional development and holds several certificates of accomplishment in research writing, open science, and library collections and technical services. He is also a certified trainer of the UN’s Research4Life programmes, and an open access champion.
Fred’s M.IT education was sponsored with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is also a winner of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Librarians Without Borders®/Elsevier Foundation/Research4Life Grants for 2020.
Fred has made and continues to make very high impact contributions to the University Library including his practical, problem-based and resource-focused teaching of Information Literacy, a university required course. No doubt, he was rated “Excellent” (Green) by the university’s Quality Assurance Unit in 2017 for effective teaching. His action research on “Building an Institutional Repository at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana” has helped to shape the Institutional Repository (IR) policy, and several other findings from this study are currently being considered for informing improvements in the implementation approach. Fred also wrote the University Library’s Collection Development Policy, and is the brain behind most of the Library’s capacity building initiatives. He is a member of the Ghana Library Association.
Prior to starting his career in academic librarianship in 2013 here at UHAS, Fred worked in various capacities as ICT educator, business developer and administrator in both public and private sectors. Fred loves community work, and currently supports NGOs in health, education and governance to empower indigenous people to value education, empower women and hold their duty-bearers accountable. He does this through proposal development, field implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and reporting.
Fred is also the founder and President of Capstone Information Literacy Institute (CILI), an organization dedicated to making suitably qualified persons university- and research-ready by exposing them, through intensive competency training, to current digital and learning skills to survive in world-class university education environments.
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Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+233) 242 735 196
Mrs. Benedicta Boadi
Mrs Benedicta Boadi is a Junior Assistant Librarian at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana. Before her appointment, she worked with the University of Ghana Library system for 17years. She started working in the various departments of the Balme library (University of Ghana Library) as a Junior Assistant Grade III, Library Assistant, and Headed the School of Nursing and Midwifery Library as a Senior Library Assistant for 7years before being transferred to the University of Ghana Law School Library for 4years. Mrs Boadi is also a tutor at the school of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Ghana – Koforidua Learning Centre where she lectures in courses such as Marketing of Information Services, Information Services and User Studies, Literature and Services for Children, Collection Development, Disaster Management Planning, Preservation of Documentary Materials, and Automation of Information Systems.
She is a librarian by profession whose role is to meet the research and information needs of the library’s clientele. Currently she is with the cataloguing and classification department of the UHAS Library. She is a member of the Ghana Library Association.
Mrs Benedicta Boadi obtained her secondary school leaving certificate from the Kadjebi –Asato Secondary School, Kadjebi Akan. She also holds a Diploma in Librarianship, Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies with Sociology. Master of Arts in Information studies, and Master of Philosophy in Information Studies all from the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.
AREA OF RESEARCH
Her research interest includes library and public relations, marketing of information in libraries, user studies (Information literacy), Women’s health and breast cancer.
Contact Mrs. Boadi
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+233) 502 988 830