Bernadette Worrell-Johnson is a Special Collections Librarian in the West Indies and Special Collections (WI&SC) section of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Library. She acquired her MLIS in 2015 and gained over 3 years professional experience from the National Library of Jamaica. There, she was engaged in reference, research, rare book collection and preservation management and library outreach. With her appointment to the WI&SC at Mona in November 2018, she has gained the opportunity to further hone her knowledge of West Indiana content and participate in the discovery of hidden gems while maintaining standards to ensure collection longevity.
Mrs. Worrell-Johnson was awarded an American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship to attend the 2019 staging of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2019.