In August 2000, the Law Library, now known as the Law Collection, was established when the then College of The Bahamas now, University of The Bahamas implemented an LL.B. program in collaboration with Barbados’ Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Law Collection began with less than 200 items. Nearly 18 years later, the collection has expanded to include more than 12,000 items, inclusive of materials on reserve, and the general circulating collection. It also contains more than eight Caribbean-speciﬁc law journals. Additionally, law journals are available in print and full text through the library’s online databases. In April 2011, with the completion of the state of the art Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, the Law Collection was integrated with the main campus library located on the 2nd ﬂoor. The Law Collection can accommodate 125 students and has 10 computer stations with Internet access, four of which are reserved for law students only.
The Law Collection comprises materials in electronic and print format. Print resources include: updated law reports, law journals, law articles, Bahamas unreported judgments, Industrial Tribunal unreported judgments, The Bahamas’ Gazettes (inclusive of its Statutory Instruments and Acts) and text books on various law disciplines relevant to the LL.B. program oﬀered at The University of The Bahamas.The Law Collection primarily serves University of the Bahamas students as well as Law Faculty, Alumni and by extension, Attorneys-at- Law, Paralegals for a small fee
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Sunday: 1:00 pm. - 5:00 pm
Jeanne Slowe graduated from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica with a B.A. in Library Studies and subsequently joined the staff of the Council of Legal Education, Norman Manley Law School, Kingston, Jamaica as a Senior Library Assistant. She was later awarded an OAS Fellowship which enabled her to study for the Masters in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) at Pratt Institute, New York. On her return to the Law School, she was promoted to Assistant Librarian. She pursued studies for the Bachelor of Laws degree as an External Student of the University of London and later gained the Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School. She was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2007. She continued to serve the Council of Legal Education as Law Librarian at the Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, from 2014-2017.Her most recent engagement was an interim librarian at the Faculty of Law, Mona Campus from January – June 2018. She served as co-editor of the Caribbean Criminal Law Digest, a publication compiling digests of important cases in criminal law from Caribbean countries. She has presented at several Annual Conferences of the Caribbean Association of Law Libraries (CARALL) and was Secretary of that Association from 1997-2000 and Editor of the Association’s Bulletin from 1988-1990. She is a member of The Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA); the Caribbean Association of Law Libraries (CARALL); the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Jamaican bar Association (JAMBAR).
Chief Library Assistant
Glenelle Scantlebury has been with the library for over 20 years and has worked in many facets of the library. She has an Associate’s degree and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at UB
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