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Resources

If you are interested in finding out more about the library and information sector you might find the following resources useful:

National Library of Jamaica (NLJ)

The National Library of Jamaica is Jamaica's premier library for fostering and promoting the nation's knowledge of its history, heritage and information sources. The mission of the National Library is to collect, preserve, and document and facilitate access to the nation's cultural heritage, through the promotion, coordination and development of a network of technologically enhanced libraries and services.

Website: https://nlj.gov.jm/

Jamaica Library Service (JLS)

The Jamaica Library Service was established in 1948 and provides, under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, a Library Service free to the public and to schools island-wide. The organization is managed at two levels through a Central Library Board and a local Committee in each Parish. 

Website:  https://www.jls.gov.jm/

Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD)

Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD) exists to ensure the efficient and effective management and use of official records/information, at all stages of the life cycle and to preserve those official and other archival records for current and future use, by the government and citizens of Jamaica, in order to strengthen national development.

Website: www.jard.gov.jm/

Jamaica Libraries & Information Network (JAMLIN)

The Jamaica Libraries and Information Network (JAMLIN) formerly the National Information System (NATIS) comprises libraries, archives, information and documentation units, which collect documents and publications in all formats (print, audiovisual and electronic) and make these available to satisfy the information needs of the nation.

Website: https://nlj.gov.jm/jamlin/

Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)

The major objective of ACURIL is to facilitate the development and use of libraries, archives, and information services, and the identification, collection and preservation of information resources in support of the whole range of intellectual and educational endeavors throughout the Caribbean area.

Website: https://acuril.org/about-acuril/

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

The International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) seeks to provide an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library programs as viable instruments in the educational process.

Website: https://www.iasl-online.org/

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Website: https://www.ifla.org/

Documents

Constitution & Bye Laws