Memorial Tribute to Lyndon Jackson

 

Lyndon Jackson offered himself for service to the Executive of the Library Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LATT) as one of its Liaison Officers for the 2015 -2017 term. Following this, he offered himself for another term, this time as the Association's Public Relation's Officer from 2017 - 2019. In March 2019, he was re-elected as Public Relations Officer, for the 2019-2021 term.

Lyndon believed in the work, the power and the potential of the Association and contributed his time and talent during his time of service. He was a hard worker, had an awesome vision as to where he would like to see Libraries - bringing information to people by any means necessary.

He made the decision to take the Association's BIBLIO publication under his wing and we the members of the Executive can attest to the nights that he sacrificed, the numerous emails that he sent requesting articles and constant editing to make the latest publication a true success, in what will now remain one of the hallmarks of his service to the Association. He ensured that all members of the Association, professionals and para-professionals alike, were included which speaks to the fact that he viewed everyone as having a voice and an opportunity to share knowledge that would positively impact our field. We are indeed fortunate that some of his professional writings are digitally preserved via his Blogs ‘D’ Male Librarian’ and ‘The Trinbagonian Librarian…much more than books.’

Because of Lyndon’s love and faith for LATT, his mother has insisted that the money collected at this service be donated to the Association. (Thank you mummy). Following this, the current Executive Board will be approaching the membership to consider the establishment of an award with the intention to give the professional or para professional exemplifying Lyndon’s creativity, innovation and passion for the profession. I am certain that the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago will not be the only organization considering a meaningful way to honour the memory of this professional.

Lyndon was a source of encouragement for many members of the past and present Executive Boards. He could always offer a different perspective, a reassuring word, and of course a laugh.

On behalf of the 2019-2021 Executive Board and the membership of the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) we say thank you Lyndon for your service and selfless labour of love. As we say good bye to your earthly presence, I know you are smiling with satisfaction knowing that your energy, love and passion for the work of the Association will continue and will always be remembered.

Thank you.

Executive Board
LATT

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