May 17, 2022

National Library of Jamaica Looks to Boost Clientele

From the Jamaica Gleaner:

As part of its rebranding, The National Library of Jamaica is looking to boost its customer base especially outside Kingston.

Executive director of the library, Winsome Hudson, said many of the users are from the Corporate Area, and this was the wrong image for the institution.

“Though we are based in Kingston, we want people to understand that we serve the entire Jamaica,” she said.

Hudson was giving tours of the library at last Wednesday’s open house, where hundreds of people came to view the library’s various sections.

“It (the open house) is just letting our Jamaicans know we’re here, why we exist, as our mission statement says to foster a nation, knowledgeable about its history, heritage.” Guests were taken to previously off-limits sections of the institution like the bindery.

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