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College Librarian

Mr. Kwaku Agyen-Gyasi is an Assistant Librarian and the acting College Librarian at the College of Architecture and Planning. He holds B.A (Hons) Second Class upper degree in Economics and Sociology and M.A. in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Graduate Diploma in Library Studies from the University of Ghana; Graduate Diploma in Management from the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) U.K. and a Chartered Management Consultant (cmc) from the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants (CIAMC), Ghana.

Mr. Agyen-Gyasi was offered a temporary appointment as a Junior Assistant Librarian in February 1998. However, his appointment coincided with his admission to read the M.A. in Economics programme so he opted to pursue the programme. He assumed duty on 3rd January 2001 and was officially appointed as an Assistant Librarian in October 2002.

He has served in several capacities in the University since his appointment in 2001. These include: Faculty Librarian at the Faculty of Science (now College of Science (September, 2002- August, 2004)); Lending Librarian in the main library (August, 2004- December 2004); Acting College Librarian, College of Art and Social Sciences (January 2005- March 2006); Acquisition Librarian in the main library (April 2006 to October 2011). Others include Member of the Executive Committee and College Board of the College of Art and Social Sciences from January 2005 to March 2006. Currently, he is Member of the College Board and the College Management Committee at the College Librarian at the College of Architecture and Planning.

Mr. Agyen-Gyasi is a Chatered member of the Ghana Library Association and the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants, Ghana. He has published in several Local and International journals including the Ghana Library Journal, Library Philosophy and Practice, Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, Journal of International Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve, Information Development, and the Libraries and Information Network (LINK).

Mr. Agyen-Gyasi is interested in Environmental and Social issues pertaining to the well-being of the people especially those in the rural areas. In librarianship, he is interested in Economics of Information, Library Management, Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Collection Building. He is a strong advocate for Open Access issues and had spoken on several fora on open access publishing. He is a staunch member of the Church of Christ and married with a child. His hobbies are reading, writing and gardening.