GLA Council 5: Past President - Valentina Bannerman

Valentina Juliana Aba Bannerman

Fellow and Chartered member of the Ghana Library Association

  • Past President: Elected 2006-2008 re elected 2008-2010
  • General Secretary, African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) 2013-2015

Membership of professional bodies and organisations

  • Member, American Library Association 2006- 
  • Member, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Board 2013-
  • Member, Board of Directors, Open Learning Exchange 2013-
  • Director, PenTrust, 2013-
  • Member, National Media Commission 2007-2012
  • Member, IFLA Africa Section –elected 2009-2011, Re elected 2013-2015
  • Member Copyright and Legal Matters Committee of IFLA 2011-2015
  • Chairperson, E-Resource Work Group, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) 2006-2013
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries Network-Intellectual Property Group Coordinator for Ghana 2006-2014
  • Advisory Committee Member, Access to Learning Award, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for 2 years

Present post and contact details
Retired University Librarian, teaching information Literacy Course part time
Osagyefo Library
University of Education, Winneba
P.O. Box 25, Winneba
Tel: +233 (0) 246164639
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  • M Phil (Educational Psychology) 2000, University of Cape Coast
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Studies 1984, University of Ghana
  • BA (Ed) 1976, University of Cape Coast

Work Experience

  • University Librarian, University of Education, Winneba 2004-2013
  • Ag. Librarian, University College of Education of Winneba (UCEW) 1993- 2004
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, California state University, Sacramento library (CSUS) May-July 1998 
  • Tutor Librarian, Specialist Training College, Winneba. 1983-1992. Grade: Assistant Director 
  • Assistant Librarian, Central Regional Library, 1981-1982  
  • Assistant Librarian in Training, Accra Central Library 1978-1979  
  • Teacher, Archbishop Porter Girl’s Secondary School, Takoradi, 1976-1978

Research and Professional Interest
Information Literacy and Copyright issues

Current Publications

  1. Bannerman V.J.A (2012).  Knowing is not Enough: Engaging in the Knowledge Economy. Ghana Library Journal. 24:1,9-34
  2. Bannerman V.J.A (2012).  The role of libraries in Education: The situation in Ghana. OLE Ghana Newsletter, 1:2, 5 & 8
  3. Alemna A.A, Bannerman V.J.A, Arkorful M (Eds)  (2008) Proceedings of the Seminar of the Committee of University Librarians and their Deputies (CULD), CULD, Winneba.
  4. Bannerman, V (2008) Strengthening the network among Ghanaian Libraries and information professionals. Available 1-12.
  5. Bannerman, V. (2007). The critical role of libraries in the Information Society. Ghana Library Journal. 19:2 1-23