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!
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.
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)
RoslynGuiseppi - 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.