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Events & Promotions

LIAJA Regular Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) will be held on November 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. The meeting will be preceded by an information session under the theme “Coping with the effects of COVID-19” at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The guest presenter will be Mr. Gerard Gayle, Guidance Counsellor, Montego Bay Community College.

Library and information Week 2021

Theme: "GLAM/R: Adapting to Changes and Expanding Access"

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As part of the Association’s mandate and innate purpose to unite all persons and institutions engaged or interested in library and information work in Jamaica; this year, we celebrate Library and Information Week under the theme “GLAM/R: Adapting to Changes and Expanding Access”. Of course, GLAM/R is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records Centres. Over the years many of these institutions have adapted to the changing environment in which we live and have expanded their services in order to meet the ever evolving needs of society. In a much broader sense, and throughout Jamaica, the work of GLAM/R or GLAMs encompasses the responsibility of our institutions in acquiring, disseminating and preserving knowledge for all stakeholders, beneficiaries and the public at large.

The Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) will celebrate Library and Information Week, from October 31- November 6, 2021 by considering the significance and value of GLAM/R to the development of institution, community and nation building.

Follow Library and Information Week activities on social media by tracking the hashtags: #GLAM/Rus; #Liajajm; #LIW2021; #LibraryAndInformationWeek2021

Please see link below for a Calendar of events and activities:

LIW 2021 Calendar of Events & Activities

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021

Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which is commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for All”. This year's GMILW was observed from 26th to 31st October 2021 under the theme is 'Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good". 

The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Chapter, UNESCO MIL Alliance and WESN commemorated Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 with a special edition of 10 QUESTIONS on FRIDAY October 29th at 10am with Andy Johnson on WESN Content Capital. In case you missed it watch via the link below: https://fb.watch/9q26uDRIiw/