Friday, 26 September 2008

Outstanding Jamaican Library and Information Professional to be honoured

Title: Dr Joyce Robinson new Pineapple Ball honoree
Source: Gleaner
Friday, September 26, 2008


The article covers briefly the employment history of the library and information professional, Dr. Joyce Robinson, while announcing the news about her selection for the Pineapple Ball award.

This is a remarkable library and information professional that has contributed a lot to the education and development of Jamaica's human resource potential.

She has played a role in Jamaica's public library service, Jamaica's state owned and first television station, the development of an organisation to advance literacy in Jamaica and finally, in the vocational training of those persons who, for one reason or another, do not pursue further academic studies and research.

So fully involve was this professional in advancing Jamaicans' access to information and opportunities for personal and professional development, that her example alone should inspire others in the profession of their calling.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

National Library Establishes Online Album

TITLE: National Library Establishes Online Album
SOURCE: KINGSTON (Jamaica Information Service)
DATE: Friday, August 29, 2008

The article reports the National Library of Jamaica's new Online Picture Album showcasing digital images from all the fourteen parishes of Jamaica. Goals and aspirations of the new initiative is also discussed. Information about the National Library is also presented.

ABSTRACT (from Source):

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), has established the country's first National Online Album titled 'Picture Dis: The National Online Album, of Jamaica', with pictures from as early as the 1800s.

"Picture Dis is the first national album of Jamaica. It is a digital image collection of outstanding people, memorable places and unique products that come from each parish in Jamaica..."