Libraries helping libraries

Libraries helping libraries

The Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) wishes to embark on a book donation drive to support the Pop-Up-Library initiative of the University of the Bahamas Libraries. This book drive will benefit the children of The Bahamas who were directly affected by the recent catastrophic Hurricane Dorian in the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.

Under the direction of the librarians at the University of the Bahamas Libraries, the Pop-Up-Library would provide access to reading resources, story time and story sharing opportunities to children ranging from preschool to secondary education levels. Groups and organizations existing in the wider community will be invited to collaborate on this initiative and provide support for the libraries devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, all the libraries in Abaco were destroyed and more than half of the population has been evacuated to Nassau where they now live in temporary shelters.

Amidst news of water damage, leaks, loss of supplies and materials in the Marsh Harbour Public Library, Abaco; Benjamin Laing Library, Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas are reports that several community libraries were affected in Abaco and Grand Bahama and most school libraries were completely devastated.

The purpose for the fund raising effort:
To help bring relief to the libraries affected by the passage of hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Your financial support of this initiative will help the libraries in the communities most affected to provide a meaningful service.

Please make a donation today and share this page with your network; even the smallest contribution will make an impact! Thank you for your contribution.

Donations in Trinidad and Tobago can be made to:

Bank Name: First Citizens Bank

Account #: 15025603270

Account Name: Library Association of T & T LTD

For donations in or outside of Trinidad and Tobago simply click the online donation link below.

Online Donation Link - https://fundmetnt.com/campaign/297/bahamas-libraries-relief

For more information contact the Executive Board of LATT at latt46@gmail.com

 

Register to attend LATT’s 2019 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) & Professional Reporting Session

Register to attend LATT’s 2019 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) & Professional Reporting Session

The Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LATT) invites you to attend its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Professional Reporting Session to be held on Thursday 14th November, 2019.

The details of the event are as follows:

Venue: NALIS Port of Spain, 2nd Floor Seminar Room
Address: National Library Building, Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Please use the link below to confirm your attendance for the event and to select your snack and/or meal preferences.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latts-2019-ordinary-general-meeting-ogm-tickets-77246204477

Tea Plate: Chicken or Fish (no cost).

Please indicate attendance and choice of tea plate (chicken or fish) by 12 noon Thursday 7th November, 2019.

At this event, you are also invited to pay your Membership Dues.

Cheques can be made payable to: Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago Limited.

Parking is available in the Government Parkade on Queen and Edwards Street, Port of Spain.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Executive Board
Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LATT)

Former President of LATT Presents at the 34th Caribbean Association of Law Libraries Conference and Annual General Meeting

Former President of LATT Presents at the 34th Caribbean Association of Law Libraries Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Caribbean Association of Law Libraries hosts its 34th Conference and Annual General Meeting on the 21st July – 25th July, 2019. The Theme of this year’s conference is “Climate change, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development: Caribbean Law Libraries Navigating the Future.”

This year Ms. Juliet Glenn-Callender, a former president of the Association will be presenting at the conference on 22nd July, 2019, Session 2, 2:30p.m – 3:15p.m. The theme of her presentation is “Transition, Transformation and Sustainable development: Caribbean Law Libraries Connecting the Dots.”

Ms. Callender is currently the Campus Librarian at the University of The Bahamas, North Campus in Grand Bahama, The Bahamas. The Association wishes her well with her presentation as she continues to make her contribution towards the development of libraries in the Caribbean.

Juliet Glenn-Callender, LATT President 2017-2019

LATT’s President granted 2019 Innovation Alumni Award

LATT’s President granted 2019 Innovation Alumni Award

Please join us in giving heartfelt congratulations to our President, Ms. Beverly Ann Williams, who has been awarded the 2019 Innovation Alumni Award from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. This award recognizes alumni who have shown creative and innovative ways to improve processes and business models unique to their organization.

Ms. Williams was granted her Masters in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2011. This Award was granted to her based on her conceptualization and action of 4 Cs Framework: Having a Conversation with the Community to make that Connection to promote our Collection.

Beverly continues to be a passionate advocate for libraries and library services, demonstrating the impact libraries make in our communities and the nation at large. The University has invited her to receive this Award at a ceremony and luncheon in September 2019.

             Ms. Beverly Ann Williams, President, LATT

LATT celebrates the life of Eaulin Antoinette Blondel

LATT celebrates the life of Eaulin Antoinette Blondel
The Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) celebrates the life of Eaulin Antoinette Blondel, who passed away on Friday 28th June, 2019.
Ms. Blondel served as the Association's President from 1983-1985. She was a spirited individual whose literary works include 'Tobago: An Introduction and Guide' and 'Two Peculiar Pelicans: A Caribbean Story Poem.'
The Executive Board sends condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time.
Regards,
The Executive Board