August 2008

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Regional Award for Professor Rouse-Jones

Professor Margaret Rouse-Jones, Campus and University Librarian of The University of the West Indies (UWI), was recently presented with the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year 2008 award at the 38th Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries’ (ACURIL) Conference, in June at the Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Professor Rouse-Jones, one of the many library professionals from the Caribbean, USA and beyond. who attended the five-day conference, was honored for her commitment to exemplary service, excellence in scholarship and outstanding accomplishments as an information professional. In 2004, she also received The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the area of Service to the University Community and that same year she also gained ACURIL’s award for Excellence in Publications in the Information Field.

Professor Rouse-Jones has given twenty-seven years of dedicated service as an information professional. She has been Campus Librarian at UWI St Augustine since 1997, and upon appointment as University Librarian, she gained responsibility for the coordination of activities among the three main physical campuses of UWI (in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados). Professor Rouse-Jones retires from her position as Campus and University Librarian at The University of the West Indies at the end of 2008.