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Mrs. Pauline Nicholas

Pauline Nicholas :
Head, Public Services
EXT. 7126; 876.935.8296
Sports, Business Management, UTC, St. Michael's Seminary (Theology)
Faculty of Sport

Research Interests

  • Digital reference services
  • Online education
  • Technology in education
  • Social networking tools in education 

Select Publications

  • White, Thelma, and Pauline Nicholas. (2015). “Institutions of Higher Education and the Multiplicities of Literacy:  Preparing the Young for the World of Work in the 21st Century” Journal of Arts Science and Technology. 8:113-131. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline et al. (2015). “Bringing the Library to You: The Halls of Residence Librarian Programme at the University of the West Indies, Mona Library.” New Library World. 116 (5/6):316-335. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline, and Jerdaine Sterling. (2014). “Collaborative Virtual Reference Service: Should Jamaican Libraries be in a National Consortium?” LIAJA Bulletin 1:1-23 EBSCO. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline, and Thelma White. (2012). “E- Learning, E-books and Virtual Reference Service: the Nexus between the Library and Education.” Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. 6 (1):3-18. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline. (2011). “Creating a Digital Reference Agenda for Academic Libraries in Jamaica:  An Exploratory Case Study.” LIBRI. 61: 258-280. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline. (2010). “From Desk to Desktop: Digital Reference Service Leveraging Educational Assistance to the Distant Learner: Implications for Jamaica.” Journalof Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. 4 (1/2): 18-29. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline. (2010). “Benchmarking an Essential for Special Libraries in the Caribbean:  The Jamaican Case.” Library Management 31 (3):186-197.  
  • Nicholas, Pauline, and Thelma White. (2008). “Students Use and Perception of Electronic Books: The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) Perspective.” Journal of Education and Development In the Caribbean. 53-69. 
  • Nicholas, Pauline. (2008). “Community Telecentres, Satisfying the Information Needs of Citizens: An Evaluation of the Annotto Bay Multipurpose Community Telecentre.” LIAJA Bulletin. 


  • EBSCO/ALA Midwinter Meeting Scholarships,2013
  • America Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader, 2011
  • De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award, 2010
  • Fulbright Visiting Researcher Scholar Fellowship,2009
  • Winner of the IFLA Academic Research Libraries Section Essay
  • Competition for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2007
  • IFLA/ OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship,2007
  • LIAJA Beacon Award for Professional Development, 2005
  • The Daphne Douglas Award for Excellence in School Librarianship, 2001
  • The Stuart Clevens’ Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Library Skills, 1996
  • The Lodge Mico Scholarship for Excellence, 1994    
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