LATT Participates at Bishops High School, Tobago 2019 Career Day

LATT Participates at Bishops High School, Tobago 2019 Career Day

The Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) was invited to take part in the 2019 Career Day at Bishops High School - Tobago on Tuesday 12th March, 2019. LATT was represented by the Secretary, Mrs. Jenna Sandiford-Maundy and Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Allison Providence-Lange. The Career Day was organised for Form 3 students as they would soon be selecting subjects to pursue in Form 4, in preparation for CSEC Examinations.

During the day's events, a booth was set up where students could visit to learn more about becoming an Information Professional and Librarianship as a viable career option. They were given brochures detailing different career paths within the information field as well as local, regional and international universities and colleges where qualifications could be obtained.

Students, teachers and other attendees were also given some promotional items.

The booth was visited by approximately 75 students and 11 teachers.

Pictured, left to right: Mrs. Allison Providence-Lange (Assistant Secretary, LATT) and Mrs. Jenna Sandiford-Maundy (Secretary, LATT)
Bishops High School students visit LATT's Booth

58th Annual General Meeting – Save The Date

58th Annual General Meeting – Save The Date

You are cordially invited to attend the 58th Annual General Meeting of the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago to be held on Friday 29th March 2019.

Time: 8.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.


Audio Visual Room
Basement Level, National Library Building
Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets
Port of Spain

Please note that a new Executive Board will be elected to serve during the period March 2019 - March 2021.

Further information, including agenda, will be forthcoming.

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Vacancy – Head, Medical Sciences Library, UWI

Vacancy – Head, Medical Sciences Library, UWI

Head, Medical Sciences Library (Ref: 187/16 IV)
Faculty: Medical Sciences
Medical Sciences Library

The University of the West Indies, St Augustine

Deadline Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a senior leadership role in a library or related institution. Experience obtained in a health sciences environment is preferred, but academic or special library experience will also be considered.

Overview of Position

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus Libraries seeks an energetic, service-oriented and progressive professional to serve as the Head, Medical Sciences Library (MSL). The incumbent serves as a member of the Senior Management Team of the St. Augustine Campus Libraries, and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Medical Sciences (FMS). Working with the Campus Librarian and the Dean, FMS, the incumbent establishes strategic goals and objectives, determines enterprise wide activities and collaborations, interprets and initiates policy, and is responsible for the overall development of the MSL. This leadership position provides unique opportunities for a creative individual to help bring innovation from concept to practice.

Primary Responsibilities

Participating in the development and execution of strategic plans and roadmaps

Working closely with the Campus Librarian and Dean, FMS in library- and university-wide initiatives

Representing the Library on campus committees

Managing recruitment, hiring, orientation, supervision, training, and evaluation of professional and support staff of the MSL

Ensuring the provision of quality services to the FMS, coordinating the assessment and impact of services and developing/recommending new service models or services

Overseeing the development of a core collection of print and online resources

Directing the development of user education programmes and tools to support the evolving curriculum and research of the Faculty

Personal Attributes

The Campus Libraries places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team and student-friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also possess:

Advanced leadership and management capabilities as well as specialised technical/professional skills.
The ability to define high-level objectives and ensure their translation into practical implementation strategies, and provide a clear sense of direction in a sometimes uncertain environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to work and to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in national, regional, or international professional or scholarly associations.
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in medical and academic librarianship, and higher education

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the University Registrar, Office of Administration, The University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica, W.I., Fax No. 1-876-977-1422; e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at, Job Opportunities section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the University Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University

LATT Executive Board attends celebratory launch of the Trinidad & Tobago Prison Services’ 180th Anniversary

LATT Executive Board attends celebratory launch of the Trinidad & Tobago Prison Services’ 180th Anniversary

The Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LATT) demonstrated its continued commitment to advocating for libraries, library workers and library services, by attending the celebratory launch of the Trinidad & Tobago Prison Services' 180th Anniversary. Secretary, Jenna Sandiford-Maundy and Assistant Secretary, Allison Providence-Lange, were on hand to lend support to staff members of the National Library and Information Systems Authority (NALIS) who work in correctional institution libraries in Trinidad.

Currently, NALIS provides library services at the Youth Training Centre (YTC), Women's Prison and Maximum Security Prison (MSP), under the leadership of Mrs. Cheryl Ann Quamina-Baptiste, Librarian III, and Ms. Beverly Ann Williams, Director, Public Libraries Division. At the celebrations, NALIS launched a new collaborative initiative with the Prison Service where inmates from the MSP can have 30 minute Skype video calls to communicate with their children, using facilities provided by the library. This will allow the inmates to fulfill their roles as parents by being able to read with their children and assist with homework as needed.

Both Secretary and Assistant Secretary engaged Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Gerard Wilson and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Vel Lewis, to discuss and stress the importance of access library services to all members of society and the impact that libraries continue to make.

LATT Executive, Jenna Sandiford-Maundy (Secretary) and Allison Providence-Lange (Assistant Secretary)