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.
On Friday 13th July, 2018, the Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LATT) hosted a Global Vision workshop for its members at the Audiovisual Room, National Library Building, Hart & Abercromby Streets, Port-of-Spain. Creating a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies is focus of the Global Vision discussion which is an initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Global Vision workshops are more than a discussion - they celebrate collaboration, and encourage creativity among library professionals and para-professionals. LATT firmly believes that only a strong and united library field will be able to fulfill one of the true potentials of libraries: to build literate, informed and participative societies.
The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is excited to announce that its 48th Conference, to be held from June 3 – 7, 2018 in beautiful Dominican Republic, will focus on the theme Open Access in Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions.
Globally, Libraries, Archives and Museums are challenged to manage their operational budgets, engage their user communities, develop innovative services and function as a gateway to open access resources. Caribbean Libraries are not immune to these challenges. In this information society, open access technologies provide opportunities for Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums to rise above these challenges and still achieve these respective goals.
The Executive Board of the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is pleased to provide further details on the upcoming 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The theme of this year's AGM is “Access to information in a changing society”. Advances in Information and Communication Technologies have made access to information via various media literally limitless. The internet appears to have replaced the brick and mortar libraries and have become the go to resource for gathering of information. How do libraries and library professionals maintain their relevancy in the face of these emerging technologies?
Date: Friday 16th March, 2018. Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Registration to begin at 8:30 am. Location: Audio Visual Room, Basement Level, National Library Building, Cor. Hart and Abercromby Sts., Port-of-Spain.
Required. In order to better manage our attendance list and refreshment orders, we are kindly asking that you confirm your interest in attending and your preference in terms of refreshments online (no later than Friday 09th March, 2018).
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Refreshments: Chicken, fish or vegetarian - will be provided at a cost of TT$50.00 (LATT Financial Members) / TT$75.00 (Non- Financial Members), payable on the day of the AGM. Please refer to the payment methods listed below.
Membership fees: Payment can be made at any First Citizens Bank directly into LATT's bank account or via online banking as well as by cash or cheque on the day of the AGM. See below for LATT's account information:
Bank: First Citizens Bank
Account Name: Library Association of T & T
Account Number: 15025603270
Should you be in need of an invoice, please contact LATT, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fees for 2018-2019 are as follows:
Please Note: After registration, should you for some reason be unable to attend, please contact/inform LATT at email@example.com - no later than noon on Tuesday 13th March, 2018. This deadline is to facilitate order arrangements with the caterer for the event. Registrants cancelling after this date are expected to pay the FULL COST of their lunch order.