Volume 1 (December 2013)


Tamara Brathwaite has been a Librarian with The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus Libraries for the past eight years, most of which was spent at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) Library. She also had a one year stint at The Alma Jordan Library where she served as the Information Literacy Coordinator. Prior to IIR, Tamara worked at the UN Information Centre in Port of Spain. She holds a BA (First Class Honours) in Library and Information Studies (UWI Mona), a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations (UWI St. Augustine), an MA in Electronic Communication & Web Publishing (UCL) and recently gained a post graduate certification in University Teaching and Learning (UWI St. Augustine) with distinction.

Arlene Dolabaille served as Circulation & Access Services Librarian at The Alma Jordan Library of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus from 2009-2013. Prior to this, she has held positions in the UWI Campus Libraries as Acquisitions Librarian at the Medical Sciences Library, Faculty of Medical Sciences and as a Cataloguer at The Alma Jordan Library. She graduated with an MLIS degree from Syracuse University, New York. She has published and presented conference papers on document delivery and serials management and has a keen interest in electronic resources.

Verna E. George has had a long distinguished career in Librarianship. Now retired, she once served as Deputy Campus Librarian of the UWI Mona Campus Library (2010-2012) and Coordinator of Mona Information Literacy Unit (2006-2008). Mrs. George is the author of several articles and poems. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including The Caribbean Writer, Calabash, and Caribbean Writing Today. She has also won awards for her poetry including the Jamaica Observer's Annual Arts Magazine Awards and medals in the Jamaica Cultural Development Corporation National Literary Arts Competition.

Karlene Nelson has worked in the academic libraries for over twenty years. She is currently a librarian in the West Indies and Special Collections of The University of the West Indies Library, Mona Campus and previously worked at the School of Education Documentation Centre, UWI Mona Campus. A holder of an MLIS and a BSc. in Management Studies and Accounting, her research interests include: technology aided reference service delivery systems, the library as place and special collections management. She has been an elected member of the Library Association of Jamaica Executive since 2012.

Martha Ingrid Preddie is the Chief University Librarian at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds a MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, an Executive Master's in Business Administration (UWI, St. Augustine) and a Diploma in Library Studies, (UWI, Mona) and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Library and Information Science. She has published and presented papers on Medical Librarianship. Ms. Preddie has also been the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Medical Library Association Research Section's, Second Place Award for quality research-oriented contributed paper at the Medical Library Association's annual meeting (2007).

Karlene P. Robinson is a Senior Librarian and graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica. She has been teaching Information Literacy since 2008 and is the Coordinator of the Mona Information Literacy Unit (MILU) at the UWI Library at the Mona Campus since 2010 and Head of the Science Branch Library since January 2013. Mrs. Robinson is a trained teacher and the author of several articles and textbooks, the most popular being Carlong's: CSEC Principles of Business with SBA Study Guide and Exercises published in 2011 by Carlong Publishers. She is also a consultant for the Caribbean Examination Council involved with their examinations, developing materials and training Caribbean teachers in Principles of Business.