IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017

IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Advocacy Programme (IAP) continues as a worldwide advocacy campaign to get libraries into National Development Plans!
More than 73 countries including Trinidad and Tobago are now part of the IAP. Check out their awareness-raising and advocacy activities in the new IAP Update – May 2017!

LATT Participates at the TTGPA’s 6th Annual Professional Services Day

LATT Participates at the TTGPA’s 6th Annual Professional Services Day

In keeping with our outreach initiatives, the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) met with residents of Arima at the Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Associations’ (TTGPA) 6th Annual Professional Services Day, held at the Arima New Government Primary School on Saturday 8th April, 2017. Representing LATT were Vice-President Beverly Williams, Public Relations Officer Lyndon Jackson and Liaison Officers Ayaana Alleyne-Cumberbatch and Beverley Adams-Baptiste. Some of the special invitees to stop by at the LATT booth included Her Worship the Mayor of Arima Lisa Roxanne Morris-Julian, Member of Parliament for D'Abadie/O'Meara Brig. Gen. Ancil Antoine, Councillor for Tumpuna Brennon Patterson and Chairman of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation Paul Leacock. Apart from informing visitors about the Association and the profession of librarianship, the LATT team also promoted the services of the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS), particularly that of the Arima Public Library.

The LATT Executive Board wishes to thank the TTGPA for affording us the opportunity to be part of their 6th Annual Professional Services Day to promote library services and share with visitors and members of the Arima community some insights about our Association and librarianship.

Photo Highlight from LATT’s 56th AGM

Photo Highlight from LATT’s 56th AGM

Photo highlight from LATT's 56th AGM held on Friday 17th March, 2017 at the Audio Visual Room, Basement Level, National Library Building.

LATT Appoints A New Executive Board (2017–2019)

LATT Appoints A New Executive Board (2017–2019)

On March 17th, 2017, the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) hosted its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the National Library Building, Port of Spain. Database vendors EBSCO Host and ProQuest partnered with LATT to host the event.

During the AGM a new Executive Board was elected to serve for a two-year period (2017–2019). Membership in the Association  is open to all suitably qualified professionals, paraprofessionals, students, institutions and stakeholders in library and information science and related fields.

Back Row L-R:    Beverley Adams-Baptiste, Ryan R. Sebastien Ramphal, Lyndon K. Jackson,

                                    Roslyn Guiseppi, Jenna Sandiford-Maundy

Front Row L-R:  Beverly Williams, Ayaana Alleyne-Cumberbatch, Juliet Glenn-Callender

The new LATT Executive Board is as follows:

  • Juliet Glenn-Callender – President (Systems Librarian, Information Networks Division, NALIS)
  • Beverly Williams - Vice President (Librarian, Young Adult Library, NALIS)
  • Jenna Sandiford-Maundy - Secretary (Librarian, Mount Hope Women's Hospital, NALIS)
  • Roslyn Guiseppi - Treasurer (Librarian, NALIS)
  • Ryan R. Sebastien Ramphal - Programme Director (Librarian and Officer in Charge of Library & Information Services at the Cipriani College of Labour & Co-operative Studies)
  • Lyndon K. Jackson - Public Relations Officer (Librarian, NALIS - Arima Public Library)
  • Ayaana Alleyne-Cumberbatch - Liaison Officer (Librarian, Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies - St. Augustine Campus)
  • Beverley Adams-Baptiste - Liaison Officer (Library Assistant III, The National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago Library (NHTTL), Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies - St. Augustine Campus)

The Executive Board looks forward to serving in excellence - the members of the Association and the wider society.

56th Annual General Meeting

56th Annual General Meeting

56th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING               

Friday 17th March, 2017
Audio Visual Room, Basement Level
National Library Building
Hart and Abercromby Streets
Port of Spain



8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Registrationagenda clipart

  1. Call to Order and Welcome (9.30a.m.)
  2. Safety Briefing
  3. Apologies for Absence
  4. Reading and Confirmation of the Minutes of the 55th Annual General Meeting
  5. Matters Arising from the Minutes
  6. Presentation of Reports
    • President’s Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report and Tabling of Auditor’s Report
  7. Appointment of Auditor for Financial Year 2017
  8. Presentation from LATT’s Representative on the NALIS Board - Elmelinda Lara
  9. Feature Address:

Cristine Irving Turner –
Business Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean for Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Title: An insight into Digital Rights: Perspectives from an Academic Publisher

  1. Presentation from Vice President of ACURIL – Kumaree Ramtahal
  2. Presentation from NALIS – Call for creation of a skills bank
  3. Presentation from EBSCO – Eric Block/Damien Satterthwaite
  4. Presentation from ProQuest – Antonio Alba
  5. Presentation by new author
  6. Any Other Business

Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  1. Election of Officers to the 2017-2019 Executive Board
  2. Installation of New Executive Board
  3. Vote of Thanks
  4. Meeting Formally Closed (2:30 p.m. approximately)

Membership dues can be paid on the day by Cash or Cheque.

All members are invited to the meeting.

Duration of Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For further details Contact us via email: latt46@gmail.com