Dr. Sasekea Harris is currently employed to The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus, as Senior Librarian and Head of the Science & Engineering Branch Library, providing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) research support to the Faculty of Science and Technology. She is also an adjunct lecturer.
Dr. Harris holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) and degrees at the Masters level in Library and Information Studies, and Government (Public Sector Management) from The UWI. She has also completed training in Transformational Leadership and Management at the Mona School of Business & Management. Dr. Harris has the distinction of being a Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellow and was recently elected to serve as Delegate for the Americas Regional Council (ARC), on the Online Computer Learning Centre (OCLC) Global Council. She is also the 2016 and 2017 recipient of the Library & Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) award for research and publication; the 2016 UWI Mona Principal’s Award for Best Research Publication, and the 2018 UWI Mona Principal’s Award for Outstanding Researcher.
Since 2007, Dr Harris has served in various capacities within the Library & Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA); of note is her contribution as chief editor for the two most recent volumes of the LIAJA journal (2018 and 2014). She is also the founder of The University of the West Indies Library & Information Student Society (UWI-LISS).
Dr. Harris has supervised theses at the postgraduate level and has a number of publications at the local and international levels. Her areas of research include: Trends and Issues in Jamaican Academic Librarianship as well as Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Librarianship. Dr. Harris is a keen advocate for initiatives which seek to elevate the status of academic librarianship at the local and international levels.