Welcome to AIMU and by extension, the AIMU Library where hopefully, you will spend long hours of Researching, Retrieving and Reading. The library has a vast collection of books on the various courses and ebooks of various subjects. Every effort is made to ensure that you are comfortable in your learning environment i.e. computers and scanners for your use, updated texts (Reserve Collection) and 12-15 library opening hours per day.
We have a dedicated library staff who will assist in every way to ensure that you reach your full potential by providing the right materials for you.Good Luck in your studies and looking forward to your library visit.
Mrs. Vanesta Moses-Felix
Department In charge: Library
American International Medical University
AIM-U Ave, Beausejour Road, North Entrance, Gros Islet,Saint Lucia
Phone: 1-758- 450-0130 (Ext 2243); Fax: 1-758-450-0138
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL LIBRARY
Provide quality resources and information services to support the education, research and service programmes of the American International Medical University and to strive to meet the routine health information needs of the people of Saint Lucia.
The Library is committed to the mission of AIMU, and aspires to be an essential part of AIMU’s endeavor to become a school of choice for Medicine and Nursing, and research through innovation and collaboration.
In pursuing this, the Library is committed to:
Quality in the selection and management of knowledge-based biomedical resources.
Collaboration and participation in developing and providing learning experiences.
Innovation in the effective use of relevant information and educational technologies.
Library as a Place for Positive Work Environment
Provide and maintain a safe multifunctional environment conducive to study, research and learning.
Provide access to technology that enhances individual and group scholarly activities.
Continue modifications of existing library facilities to meet the evolving needs of library users.
Encourage all staff members to share ideas and insights in order to enhance the collective functioning of the library.
Demonstrate respect and courtesy in interactions with patrons.
Partner with faculty members to promote learner-centered education.
Uphold and advocate professional standards and ethics.
Protect the privacy and confidentiality of staff and students.
Encourage professional development of staff.
Service: Seek to identify, meet and exceed client needs (in an accurate and timely manner).
Innovation: Pursue new methods and the use of technologies in order to provide services essential to clients.
Excellence: Will be professional, conscientious, responsible and strive to exceed the expectations of clients.
Commitment: Dedicated to providing quality service to clients.
Collaboration: Work together as a team both internally and externally to share knowledge, resources and ideas in order to fulfill AIMU’s mission.
Positive Attitude: Will be positive in our interactions with each other and our clients.
Mrs. Vanesta Moses-Felix became the Librarian of the University from January 2011 after having completed a stint as Administrative Assistant/Research Officer with the Constitution Reform Commission, Government of Saint Lucia from May 2009-December 2010.
From mid 2006 – April 2009 Mrs. Felix provided library training for the National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia, and worked as a Consultant Librarian for the St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority, Caribbean Electric Utilities Services Corporation (CARILEC) and the Ministry of Finance (Saint Lucia).
Prior to this, she was the Government Documentalist from 1989-2006 with the responsibility of organizing a National Documentation Centre and provide consultation, technical assistance and database management to libraries in ministerial departments.
Mrs. Moses-Felix worked at the Public Library in Saint Lucia as Librarian, Readers and Reference Services and the Assistant Librarian at the Morne Educational Complex (now known as the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College).
Her experiences in the health field include Country Coordinator MEDCARIB (Health) Network for Saint Lucia; coeditor of MEDCARIB News/Jamaica. She has attended numerous training in the library profession including Media and Information Literacy, Data Base Management, Digitization and Health Information conducted in the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Brazil and OECS Middle Management Training (1983-84). From 1991-2000 was a part-time Lecturer in the Library Technical Assistants Programme/Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
Mrs. Felix’ holds a Teacher-Librarian Certificate from UWI (Jamaica); LibraryParaprofessional Certificate Training UWI (Barbados); Library Technician Diploma Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada. She plans to pursue the Master’s Degree in Management of Information Studies which was put on hold due to family commitments.
Mrs. Felix is the Secretary of the National Association of Libraries and Information Professionals Saint Lucia (NALIP) from its inception in 2014 and is also the Secretary/Librarian of the Bonsai Society of Saint Lucia from 2009 to present.
Her passion is reading to preschoolers and kindergarten level and looks forward to May Reading Month
when she reads to the infants.