Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

The Department of Information Studies was established in 1961 as the Ghana Library School.  It was located in Accra under the auspices of the Ghana Library Board.  Between 1961-1964, it offered the associateship-level programme of the British Library Association.  In 1965, the Library School moved to the University of Ghana and was subsequently re-designated Department of Library Studies.  In  1976, it became the Centre for Archival Education in English-speaking Africa under ICA/UNDP partnership with the Department of Library Studies.  That same year, the department was renamed the Department of Library and Archival Studies to reflect this new partnership.  Programmes offered consisted of:   

  • two sub-degree diploma programmes in Librarianship and Archives administration
  • two graduate diploma programmes in Library Studies and Archival Studies
  • an MA Library Studies programme 

In 2001, the library school changed its name again to the Department of Information Studies as part of the initiative to redirect its programmes.

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0 #7 Nina Chachu 2019-04-23 10:24
Quoting James:
Seeing that University of Ghana is the only university offering any programs related to Archives , will it not be ideal if the association could engage the university in offering alternative times for graduate studies? A lot of us are working and it makes it difficult to enroll either full time or part time. we could however enroll into an evening program or weekend program.

I suggest that you email GLA directly via ghanalibassoc [at] gmail [dot] com
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0 #6 Nina Chachu 2019-04-23 10:23
Quoting Azeez Elijah. O:
My name is Azeez Elijah Olawale and I am the national president of N-LISSA an acronym for Nigerian Library and Information science students Association. It is the umbrella for all L.I.S students in Nigeria. Firstly I want to make enquiry if we have same body in Ghana and if we do how can I get in touch with the President.

Thanks in anticipation

Please contact the GLA through email, and they can hopefully help you ghanalibassoc [at] gmail [dot] com
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0 #5 James 2019-04-23 09:13
Seeing that University of Ghana is the only university offering any programs related to Archives , will it not be ideal if the association could engage the university in offering alternative times for graduate studies? A lot of us are working and it makes it difficult to enroll either full time or part time. we could however enroll into an evening program or weekend program.
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0 #4 Nina Chachu 2019-04-01 17:00
Quoting Abubakar:
I'm Nigerian and practical librarian at University wishing to apply for masters in library science in any recognized university in Ghana. What should I do?

The only institution in Ghana offering training in information studies/librari anship/library studies is the University of Ghana. See https://www.ug.edu.gh/infostudies/ for more information. You might wish to check the general University of Ghana site for information on applications for admission as well.
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0 #3 Abubakar 2019-04-01 11:50
I'm Nigerian and practical librarian at University wishing to apply for masters in library science in any recognized university in Ghana. What should I do?
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0 #2 Nina Chachu 2019-02-06 08:34
Quoting AMEGAGO GODWIN YAO:
i want to be a member of the association

Please download a membership application form and contact ghanalibassoc [at] gmail [dot] com
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+4 #1 OKAE SAMUEL TETTEH 2015-04-23 10:36
wants to educate myself in archival studies or library management .
contact address. P.O. BOX MA 17,MAMPONG-AKUAPEM
and my cell phone 0208322360
Thanks
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