Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL)

Information Resource Centre

  • Founded:

The Jamaican Foundation for Llifelong Learning (JFLL) is an agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information of Jamaica and is charged with the execution of adult and youth learning and lifelong learning interventions from basic literacy to the secondary level. It is also the lead agency of the Government of Jamaica in coordinating with local and international partners in the national drive to accomplish the National and international UNESCO goal of Education for All to support national economic and social development in the thrust towards Jamaica’s Vision 2030 goals.

JFLL offers programmes of study ranging from basic literacy and numeracy up to the level of CSEC subjects in a variety of disciplines and courses in computer applications usage. Their courses are available at 30 Adult Education Centres (AECs) island wide with computer courses at select locations.The information resource centre 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.

Countries served: 
Library staff total: 
Parent organisation: 


Books and documents: 

1,820 books and 2,080 documents

Periodicals p.a.: 

7 current

Annual growth: 

Donations from local publishers; Mount St. Vincent University; ALADIN; Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

Other material: 

Newspapers clippings

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules: 


Classification System: 

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)

Indexing Tool: 

Sears List

Database Software: 


Services and Special Activites

Information Services Provided: 

Reference services; interlibrary loans; Internet access

Publications Produced: 

Bibliographies on request; and readers for new literates are in print, numeracy, workbooks, material on national heroes, etc.


JAMAL produces a literacy survey every 5 years.

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.

Contact Information

47B South Camp Road
Kingston 4

Tel.: +1-876-928-5182-6
Fax.: +1-876-928-5392
Contact language: English

Contact Person

Ms. Grace Munroe

Head Person

Worrel Hibbert
Executive Director

Type of parent organisation

Adult Learning Association

Area of specialization

Adult education
Basic education

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