Richard is the Librarian of the College of Science Library, who is knowledgeable in digital Libraries, Data Curation, Digital Repositories and Information Management as well as Open Access / Open Data issues. Very much results driven, go getter, follow transformational leadership principles.
He provides advanced training for both Lecturers and Students and support to raise awareness of library resources in KNUST. (Literature Search, Avoiding predatory journal publishing, Digital Literacy, Plagiarism, Institutional Repositories, Open Access and Open Science)
Richard has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in a number of open access repositories in the country (which continues to grow). Through his work, the first open access mandate in the country was introduced by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, .
He is the EIFL Coordinator, EIFL has been working in Ghana since 2003. They supported the creation of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), and through this partnership, libraries in Ghana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.
Bruce Lamptey is a member of the Governing Council of the Ghana Library Association, assisting in diverse ways to develop and reshape the cause of librarians and the library profession in Ghana.
Besides that, Richard is very passionate on Knowledge sharing.