Kwasitsu, Dr. Lishi
- Ph.D., Librarianship; Monash University, Australia
- Master of Arts, Librarianship; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Graduate Diploma, Librarianship; University of Ghana
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons), English; University of Ghana
Areas of Teaching
- Research Methods
- Information Literacy
- Reading & Writing
- Quantitative analysis of scholarly communication
- Information-seeking behavior of artisans, professionals and students
- Early printing and the book trade
- Oral history interviews with the residents of Mepe and its environs
- Monash University Graduate Scholarship, Melbourne, Australia.
- South Africa Research Fellowship, Center for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Center for Virginia History, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA.
- Student Liaison Co-Chair, Executive Board, Special Libraries, Association Western Canada Chapter, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
- Student Practicum Supervisor, University of Alberta School of Library & Information Studies Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Dr. Kwasitsu joined the Warner Pacific faculty in 2017 after working for 15 years as a Research Librarian/Information Analyst, at Intel Corp. Prior to moving to the United States, he was a Prospect Researcher, Development Office, at University of Alberta, Canada; and the Research Services Supervisor, EPCOR, Inc., Canada’s first municipally owned electric utility.
Dr. Kwasitsu taught Librarianship at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and the University of Ghana. He was a Research Fellow, Center for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Kwasitsu served as the Head, Technical Services, University of Maiduguri Library, Nigeria and the Foundation Secretary of the University’s Senate Library Committee. He was also a Cataloger/Space Planner, University of Calabar Library, Nigeria. Dr Kwasitsu is an usher at the Palace of Praise, United Pentecostal Church, in Aloha, Oregon and he enjoys traveling and cooking.
Learn more about Dr. Kwasitsu by visiting him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lishikwasitsu/
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