UNESCO Education UIL

Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), Jamaica

Information Resource Centre

The service aims to provide a core of adult education material primarily to support students of the MA programme in adult education as well as a general reference service on JAMAL.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Literacy

User Profile:

M.A. students in adult education; other university students; researchers of literacy; adult education and related activities

Contact Information


47B South Camp Road
Kingston 4
Jamaica, West Indies

Contact person:
Mrs. Colleen Brown, cc. Grace Munroe

Basic Institutional Data:

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Books and Documents:
1.820 books and 2.080 documents
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
7 current
Newspapers clippings
Annual growth of Collection:
Donations from local publishers; Mount St. Vincent University; ALADIN; Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
Indexing Tool
Sears List
Database Software

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Reference services; interlibrary loans; Internet access

Publications Produced

Bibliographies on request. JAMAL produces a literacy survey every 5 years. The most recent for 1999 is still available. In addition supplementary readers for new literates are in print, numeracy, workbooks, material on national heroes, etc.

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Limited Collection; Insufficient Funds; Inadequate staff hence limited opening hours; a need for more journals and periodicals

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

We are currently working on a proposal for the upgrading of the facilities and staff.