UGSoL spearheads training for Law Librarians in Ghana

Knowledge sharing is a crucial learning factor harnessed by educational bodies across the world to learn and develop new skills and knowledge from other experts across various fields of education in the world.

To further improve the skills and knowledge of law librarians in Ghana, the University of Ghana School of Law, in partnership with the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), Junior Lawyers Against Poverty (JLAP) and the International Law Book Facility (ILBF) in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday, 19th April, 2023 organised a virtual training session for selected Law Librarians in Ghana.




A total of twenty-five (25) participants drawn from five (5) public universities, the Ghana School of Law and some private universities in Ghana participated in the session.
The training session was organised to equip law librarians in Ghanaian universities with knowledge to enhance their work in the library space, while protecting the creative rights of authors of legal works.

Mr. Joseph Antah, University of Ghana School of Law Librarian, and moderator of the session noted that it was of great importance for learned colleagues to have open and detailed discussions about their field of expertise with other colleagues from different countries to help broaden their understanding and practice of law in various countries.

“I am excited that today we have this opportunity to exchange knowledge with our colleagues from the UK to broaden our legal skills and knowledge in our role as law librarians. I hope everyone of us here makes the best out of this opportunity,” he stated.

The session equipped participants with new developments, legal technicalities and issues in the day-to-day running of university and legal organisation libraries. The training sessions touched on topics such as Cataloguing & Classification, Copyright/Equality/Disability, Collection Management, Online Resources and Subject Guides.