Library Workshop - Emerging Technologies for Librarians/Researchers

The University Library has organized a workshop for selected library staff from Winneba, Ajumako, Kumasi and Mampong Campuses.

The Workshop was held on the 22-23 September, 2016 at the African Virtual University Lab. at the Faculty Block, North Campus, Winneba. The Workshop was the outcome of a trainer of trainers’ workshop organized at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, under the auspices of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, for librarians and academics in the field of library and information science from five African countries including South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria.

It was expected that participants would return to their home countries to further disseminate their new knowledge and thereby help improve research outputs of researchers and research groups in the institutions of the participants. The University of Education, Winneba Library, had five of its staff being part of the international training programme. Under the auspices of the University Librarian, this preliminary workshop was mainly to introduce library staff to these technologies, to enable them train researchers in the course of their work.

Opening the Workshop on the theme “Emerging Technologies for Librarians/Researchers”, the University Librarian, Mr. Viscount Buenortey Buer advised the participants to ensure that they practiced what they learnt, as that was the key to retaining the knowledge and imparting to library users, especially researchers.

Among others, the topics treated included “referencing management with Zotero”, “Google Suite for research”, “Cloud storage and services with Google Drive”, and “Introduction to Research Data Management”. The Workshop was facilitated by Mr. Chris Owusu-Ansah, Mrs. Efua Mansa Ayiah, Mr. Francis Andoh Mensah, Ms. Erica Nutsukpui and Mr. Kwabena Amoako. Also present was the Acting Deputy Librarian, Mr. Adolph Agbeh. The Workshop is expected to be replicated to the lecturers and researchers within the University.