American Spaces (formerly called American Corners) are partnerships between the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde and the above host institutions. They provide access to current and reliable information about the United States via book collections, the Internet, and local programming open to the general public. Sponsored jointly by U.S. Embassy Yaounde and the host organization, an American Space serves as an information outpost similar to a public library reference service. The multi-media, book and periodical collections are open and accessible. Associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities (i.e. author readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, films, meetings, and exhibits).
The fundamental function of the American Space is to make information about the United States available to the Cameroonian public at large. The book collections include reference titles, works of fiction, as well as business and government publications. Some American Spaces also provide access information about U.S. through supervised Internet access, audio and video products, CDs, and CD-ROMS. Host institution personnel staff the Corners. Access to an American Space collection is free and open to all interested citizens. Local staff members are fluent in English and French.
The University of Buea American Space was opened in June 2004. It is located in the academic library of the University of Buea.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Rosemary Shafack
P.O. Box 63, Buea, Cameroon
Fax: (237) 3332- 2272
Phone: (237) 3332-2134