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.
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.
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.
Elmelinda Lara has been re-appointed as LATT's representative on the Board of Directors of the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS). The re-appointment became official after she was sworn-in on June 17, 2019. The new board will serve for three (3) years.
The newly appointed members are:
Neil Parsanlal - Chairman
Charleen Phillip – Deputy Chairman
Pandita Dr. Indrani Rampersad
Catherine Romain (Executive Director and Ex-Officio Member)
We are pleased to inform you that one of our very own members, Ms. Cheryl Peltier-Davis, was bestowed with the honour of Caribbean Information Professional of the Year 2019 by the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL).
Please view the link to an article below which details Ms. Peltier-Davis' academic and professional achievements.
The Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) teamed up with the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago (NALIS), for National Library Week 2015, with its most fitting theme - Libraries Are Funomenal! on Sunday – November 29th, 2015.
The LATT Executive Board team members came out to fuel this initiative and the happy, energetic patrons came out in their numbers - filled with enthusiasm and curiosity. It was evident from all enjoyable interactions that we are all essentially children at heart. And, indeed it was a funomenal day – complete with fun filled engaging activities for the young patrons ranging from - face painting, games, craft, amazing spaces, interactive exhibitions and displays.
The LATT booth was complete with a spinning Wheel of Fortune game board that wooed our young visitors tospin to win giveaways of fun quirky stationery items and chocolates. The wheel decided their fortune as to the medium of expression that the little ones would showcase their creative talent whether in dance, recital or song.
The Honourable Maxie Cuffie - Minister of Communications took time out of his active schedule to attend the event, and graciously visited LATT’s booth to spend a moment with the children and present prizes.
The LATT booth was well-received, reinforcing the maxim that the LATT is committed to serve, nurture and support our national community at every stage of its learning and development.
The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science
Experience in Health Sciences Librarianship would be an asset
A minimum of five (5) years post-qualification experience in Librarianship in an academic/research Library is also required, as well as experience in the following:
The provision of reference services
Using an automated Library Information Management System
Managing the Medical Sciences Library on the evening and weekend shifts
Engaging in professional development activities
Conducting research and contributing to the body of literature on Library and Information Science
The Campus Libraries place high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also possess:
Good decision-making abilities
Strong leadership potential
Demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively as part of a professional team, in a cooperative collegial environment
The ability to coordinate projects
Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.
On March 20th, 2015, the LATT hosted its 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the National Library Building, Port of Spain. Database vendors EBSCO Host and OCLC partnered with LATT to host the event.
During the AGM a new Executive Board was elected to serve for a two-year period (2015–2017). 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: Lyndon K. Jackson, Georgia Alexander, Ryan Ramphal
Front Row L-R: Jiselle Alleyne, Selwyn Rodulfo, Juliet Glenn-Callender, Karen P. Campbell
Randy Siew (Treasurer) missing from the photo.
The new LATT Executive Board is as follows:
Mr. Selwyn Rodulfo – President (Liaison Services Librarian, the University of the West Indies)
Ms. Juliet Glenn-Callender - Vice President (Systems Librarian, Information Networks Division of NALIS)
Ms. Karen P. Campbell - Secretary (Librarian, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago)
Mr. Randy Siew – Treasurer (Librarian/Manager of the Standards Information Centre, Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, Tunapuna)
Ms. Jiselle M. Alleyne - Programme Director (Campus Librarian, City Campus – College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT)
Ms. Georgia Alexander - Public Relations Officer (Librarian, The Alma Jordan Library, Cataloguing and Metadata Services, The University of the West Indies - St. Augustine)
Mr. Ryan Ramphal - Liaison Officer (Librarian and Officer in Charge of Library & Information Services at the Cipriani College of Labour & Co-operative Studies)
Mr. Lyndon K. Jackson - Liaison Officer (Librarian, NALIS - Arima Public Library)
The Executive Board looks forward to serving in excellence - the members of the Association and the wider society.