Marlene Hines
Marelene Hines
Marelene Hines
  • DTL  -  Bakke Graduate University, 2015

  • M. A. - Educational Administration, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

  • B.A.  -  Library and Information Studies, University of the West Indies

Dr. Hines has worked at different levels of the Jamaican education system as classroom teacher (primary & secondary level), college librarian and college lecturer at three teachers' colleges and also as Director Documentation, Information and Access Services (DIAS)of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI). She has served for 19 years in the Jamaican Civil Service as DIAS and Project Manager of an IDB funded ERIM project in the MoEYI and so served on the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) RIM Policy Steering Committee and contributed to the development and publication of the GOJ RIM Policy and Procedures Manual. As DIAS, Dr. Hines was also responsible for the implementation and administration of the GOJ Access to Information (ATI) Act  in the MoEYI  and so was sponsored by the MoEYI to participate in a Freedom of Information (FOI) course in London in 2006 and also received further training in FOI through a Carter Centre sponsored advocacy group in Jamaica. She also served on the  GoJ committee of the World Bank sponsored Jamaica Open Data Initiative.

Dr. Hines has represented the MoEYI on the planning committees of international conferences such as the 2017  UNESCO Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogure (MILID) Conference which resulted in a published article in the UNESCO MILID Yearbook 2018/19 and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference (IASL) in 2011. She is presently retired from the Jamaican Civil Service and now serves as research supervisor in the EdD programme of the University of the West Indies Open Campus and also as librarian and member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Christian Scholars and Vice-president of the BGU Alumni Council.