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Wednesday, November 6 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
S1-03 The research interests of graduate students in Jamaica reflect national urgency: So what are their information needs?

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Jamaica is still focused on boosting economic growth after 57 years of political independence from Britain. Young adults need more opportunities, decent work and housing. A reduction in poverty and crime are also priorities.  The 2019 national budget has allocated funds for research by higher education academics but on national priority topics. The leading university in Jamaica, the University of the West Indies  is committed to supporting the Caribbean region`s urgent needs and in 2019 continues to emphasize research for social and economic development. Graduate students pursuing research under the guidance of their supervisors have aligned their research to topics of national interest e.g. the medicinal benefits of indigenous plants, housing needs, education, drug trafficking and disaster management.
This poster presentation will give a broad overview of the topics selected for research by graduate students against the background of the development priorities of one Caribbean island nation.

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Jacqueline Howell Nash

Graduate students` librarian, University of the West Indies (Mona)
I have been a librarian for only 7 years and enjoy working one-on-one with graduate students of varying ages. Previously I worked as a Social Worker and then as an Administrator, first in central government and then in higher education. At my university the professional librarians... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel