Former Campus Librarian Elizabeth Watson (third from right) unveils the plaque bearing her name while her children Kim and Raymond Campbell look on. Also present are Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Sir Hilary Beckles (far left) and new Campus Librarian Grete Pasch (second from left).
It is time to reclaim those pieces of West Indian cultural heritage being lost overseas.
This is the strong assertion of University of the West Indies Cave Hill’s former Librarian, Elizabeth Watson.
The library professional and Campus’ longest-serving member was recognised yesterday as the audiovisual unit of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) was renamed in her honour due to her stellar work in its development.
She pointed out that the LRC was now home to the largest tertiary level audiovisual collection in the the Anglo-Caribbean, bearing some 20 000 items.
“In keeping with the university’s mandate was to have a collection of West-Indiana in any AV format that could be used for teaching, research and outreach. We acquired new and old, small and large – once it was West Indian AV and we could afford it, we bought it.
“The building of such a collection is critical because...