Call for papers - Jamaica Library Service - International Conference
The Jamaica Library Service has distinguished itself as the premier organisation of its kind in Jamaica, providing free library and information services to the Jamaican public. Since its establishment in 1948, the organization has continually repositioned to secure its continuing relevance as the largest library network in Jamaica and also one of the most comprehensive in the Caribbean. Today, with 614 public library access points (fixed facilities, special services and communities served by mobile services), and 926 school libraries, the library’s reach and appeal are undeniable.
May 1, 2008 signalled an important milestone in the history of the Service, as it attained sixty years.With this kind of distinction the Jamaica Library Service is pleased to host this International Conference as part of the activities being held in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the organization.
The remarkable development of the organization could not be realized without invaluable contributions, collaborations and partnerships. The theme of the conference “Public and School Libraries: Your Partners in National Development” therefore cannot be overstated, as the relevance of partnerships and networking is even more important in this information age.
The Conference is targeted at library and information professionals, school teachers and principals, policy makers, developmental specialists, community leaders and literacy specialists from across the world. The conference will provide a forum for:
· Networking and sharing of resources
· The forging of partnerships
· Benchmarking for best practices
· Providing opportunities for human resource development
· Engaging policy-makers in discussion on the importance of libraries in national development
We invite you to participate in what promises to be a very exciting conference. Please find attached conference brochure and CALL FOR PAPERS
Jamaica Library Service
2 Tom Redcam Drive