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Cheryl Peltier-Davis

Mrs. Cheryl Peltier-Davis

Ms. Peltier-Davis has spent the majority of her professional career (spanning a period of more than twenty years), working in academic libraries in the Caribbean (The Alma Jordan Library, the UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago) and in the US (Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Washington and the Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University, Florida). This career of service in libraries commenced in September 1995 when, having completed her MLS degree at the Department of Library and Information Studies at The UWI Mona Campus, she was immediately recruited to oversee the operations of the department’s library.

In the area of scholarly activities, she has maintained a successful track record of conducting original research and publishing and presenting these results in books, book chapters, refereed journal articles and conference presentations. These publications, notably a co-edited compilation on Caribbean Libraries (Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century: Changes, Challenges and Choices) and two books on social media and mobile applications in libraries (The Cybrarian’s Web volumes 1 & 2), have contributed significantly to the body of literature on library and information science.

She has ably demonstrated a commitment to the development of the library profession by active engagement in extra-departmental service (at the UWI and other academic institutions), by serving on library and university committees and maintaining active memberships on local and regional library associations.