New Acquisition @NLJ:- The Bolt Supremacy

New Acquisition at the National Library of Jamaica.


Moore, Richard. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory. London: Yellow Jersey Press, 2015. Print.

Richard Moore’s work The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory takes a different lane into discussions of speculations surrounding the success of Jamaican track athletes. Moore’s work offers some distinction from the general roar of the crowds skeptical of these success in that it attempts to distinguish “…facts and conjecture, opinion and evidence”. He holds firmly that success in sports can be achieved without performance enhancing drugs.

The Bolt Supremacy is among several other works featuring Jamaican sports available at the National Library of Jamaica. Visit their website and peruse their catalogue for other interesting works. Or come down to the NLJ at 12 East Street, Kingston.



NLJ’s 2016 Distinguished Lecture


Save the DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2016

NLJ’s 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Title: Una Marson : Animating the archive of an extraordinary life.

Presenter – Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literatures in English, University of Reading, UK.

Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden will be sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. in the Great Hall of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 14 at noon (livestream begins at 11 a.m.). Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will offer remarks. Hayden will be the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress. Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.