Mark-Jeffery Deans is the librarian and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. He holds both a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the UWI, with a minor in International Relations. He is currently an MPhil/PhD student in the School of Education. He is also a graduate of The Mico Teachers College, where he specialized in General Science and Library Science. He is also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Mark is the President of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica and currently serves on the Board of the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ). He has been in the field of information management for over twenty (20) years. He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). He also serves on the Communication and Information Advisory Committee of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO.
Mark is the 2nd Counsellor in the Kingston Jamaica Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and plays an integral part in ministering and administering to the needs of over 4,000 members.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys travelling with family and watching movies. His mantra to life is “family first”.