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Each represents a focal point within the membership for special interest groups and attracts a vibrant, active following.


This section was established in 1973 to foster the development of school libraries and literature for children and young people. It also played a key role in the establishment of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), with the charter for IASL being drawn up and inaugurated August 1971 in Jamaica. 

Special Libraries

The Special Libraries section was established in 1982 to promote continuing education activities of librarians. It provides a forum for learning, networking and the development of special libraries in Jamaica.

Academic Libraries

Established to cater to the growing needs of information professionals within tertiary level educational institutions.

Record and Archives Management 

This group has specific mandate to foster the growth and development of records and archives management professionals.

Special Interest Group (SIG)

Retired Members

This special interest group was formally established on November 24, 2001. The SIG is actively engaged in maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between retirees and the library and information profession and in providing opportunities for the social interaction of its members. Membership is open to persons who are retired or within five years of retirement.