A bridge between tradition and innovation in libraries, archives and museums of the Caribbean. A biographical snapshot of some significant library leaders in Guyana Haitian Tourism and Peasant Authenticity, The importance of being Meta Smathers Libraries - University of Florida Stretch collaboration between the Consulate of Haiti in Aruba and the National Library of Aruba embracing and bridging reading A new era in libraries The transition to customer focused information services Ethical Values of Leadership Selected posters of the Caribbean Boulevard Poster Session "Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating" unique event is organized for the second time in Haiti, the first Black Republic in the world by a collaborative team of various colleagues and information specialists in Haiti.
A bridge between tradition and innovation in Libraries, Archives and Museums of the Caribbean. My intention was to reflect about the leaders in the field, learn from our predecessors as well as bridge in the innovations the field.
Most of them were very grateful and think Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating their presidency at ACURIL was a positive professional and personal experience. Lessons from the past: Papers and poster sessions can explore this subtheme with the following subjects: Best practices in problem solving. Best practices in Innovation in the Caribbean Shared resources: Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating of Logo We chose the head blowing on a conch of the famed sculpture by Albert Mangones, the Unknown Maroon.
The man represented in this sculpture bronze, 3. At his ankle, the bracelet of a broken chain, his right knee on the ground, his left leg stretched back, his torso arched, he holds in his left hand the conch in which he is blowing to alert his brothers, his face turned upward toward the sky.
The conch symbolizes the rallying call to fight for freedom, the machete is the symbol for armed revolt and the broken chain represents rupture from bondage. A motif has been chosen, in order to lessen the raw masculinity of the sculpture and be more gender sensitive. Red and blue are the symbol of the Haitian flag but also the colors of Acuril.
Finally, the block where is written ACURIL holds the shape of a book, but warped by speed or the future, toward the right. Leadership is also about building and shaping the future of our profession. Program The program committee consisted of: Elizabeth Pierre-Louis Augustin, Ms.
As keynote speaker, we had the unique opportunity of having Susan Schnuer, association director of the Mortenson center for international library program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who presented a great lecture entitled Changing Libraries — Leaders Needed!
Nowadays, where most information is produced and shared electronically, the conference was paperless. Changing Libraries — Leaders Needed! Walter and Gerda Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating. To strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace. Since more than 1, library leaders from over 90 countries have been trained by this center — the only one of its kind in the world.
Why do we need leaders? Leadership can be widely distributed within an organization — most everyone leads at some time or another, if not all the time. How are leaders developed?
How are we creating leaders in the library world? Other International Library Leadership Programs.
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs 4. Learn, Act and Inspire. The Pass Presidents in this panel presented the following points: ACURIL created a leadership synergy between colleagues of the region, through the organization of conferences that showcased local potential.
Each conference builds on the knowledge of the previous one. In front of similar challenges such as natural disasters, the directors and managers knew who to turn to for advice within the ACURIL community.
Background The field of professional librarianship in Guyana dates back to almost four 4 decades and over these years several pioneer library leaders
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Leaders are needed in all fields and at all levels to give their best Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating, and the contribution of Guyanese library leaders to areas such as: This presentation will not attempt to exhaust the definitions of library leadership and go into details of who or what is a library leader however there are two things we must do before we present the library leaders that have helped to shape the profession and practice of librarianship in Guyana.
One, is to present the definitions that have helped us to understand the leaders that we present today within the context of their leadership roles and not just the context of the positions that they have held in the field. Two, is to situate these leaders within the context in which they struggled and succeeded in blazing a trail for us to follow. According to Hernonp. For the purposes of this paper the following and explanations are quite adequate to cover the qualities we have identified in the leaders we present.
Jain explains that leadership is a behavioral pattern that involves the behavior of initiative taking and the ability to manage teams in achieving desired goals. This goes hand-in-hand with what Hernon tells us about the purpose of leadership.
He explains that its purpose is to motivate others so that they not only accept a shared vision but allow themselves to be guided to carry it out ensuring that the goals and targets set by the leaders are achieved.
Hernon emphasizes that leadership is not a function carried out only by library managers, or chiefs. Rather he argues that leadership can be found in all levels in a library with leaders working on teams or in groups.
The literature is replete with information on the types of leaders and leadership styles, however, questions about the key qualities or competencies that make a leader or rather a good leader have been explored for a while now.
In a five member team of the American Library Association ALA leadership program came up with five 5 mega competencies and 17 broad competencies by which library leaders can be assessed Chow and Rich, As the leaders in this paper are presented you will be able to see that these key competencies are indeed useful in assessing leaders.
Leaders differ in their approaches to challenges and the tasks that have been assigned to them and although leaders are both born and made the challenges that they face play an important part in determining how they succeed at leadership.
Leaders in developing countries may face different challenges from their counterparts in the developed world. We would like to posit that this sets them apart. Not apart in terms of qualities and skills but apart in terms of the recognition they deserve. They deserve extra kudos from us as they have navigated challenges that may not necessarily be unique to developing countries but definitely exacerbate the constraints within which they Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating. Let us examine some of the challenges that library leaders face as they fulfill their functions.
They indicated most of the common problems faced by libraries in developing countries, which were also mentioned in the book Caribbean Libraries in the 21 st Century edited by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis and Shamin Renwick. Lack of professional expertise in the use of information technology in libraries both at the para-professional and the systems librarianship level. Lack of respect and recognition of the professional status of librarians.
Insufficient resources both in terms of infrastructure and library tools for cataloguing and classification. No policy guidance from the national level for libraries including school libraries and governmental libraries. Lack of guidance on information literacy Poor budgetary allocations resulting in financial constraints.
Lack of global perspectives by Macro management. Inadequate research in library and information science. Outdated or inadequate collections. Many of you may argue that librarians in developed countries may also face these challenges depending on their circumstances however the distinction must be made that whilst our colleagues in developed countries may very well face some of these challenges it may never be all at the same time which is what many of our librarians face.
In the context of change in the information formats and resources librarians in developed countries battle with issues such as what are the best formats to use whilst those in developing countries have to deal with many of the issues mentioned along with deciding how to make the available formats work for the diverse users. A Biographical snapshot of some significant library leaders in Guyana The leaders we showcase today are professionals who have worked in a broad spectrum of library services Guyana.
You'll learn about their achievements, their techniques, and the strengths and skills they used--which can help you become a stronger leader at your own library. Contributions to library development in Guyana Marilyn was very passionate about developing a core of professional staff at the University of Guyana who would lead the library in excellence. She worked at the University Library at a time when its development on all levels was crucial to the sustainability of the Library and felt that Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating quality of the library staff was key to ensuring this.
She therefore worked with her team of administrators to develop and implement a para-professional training program for promotion from the entrance into the system to the highest non-professional rank. A parallel interest was to attract candidates with subject degrees who could be eligible for post-graduate degrees in Library and Information Science and designing orientation programs for these new-comers.
Many librarians attribute their professional training to the work of Marilyn who advocated for training of staff wherever she could get an ear. She was a passionate leader and a team worker. This moved her to acquire for the University of Guyana the tools for cataloging and classification even when she had to beg. Her greatest contributions as a leader lies in this very fact since she was one of the stalwarts who helped. Gloria is very proud of her contributions to the Guyana Library Association where on the editorial committee many times she was forced to act as the sole editor to ensure that the research work of local librarians could be published and they could be given a professional voice.
Though this is not a commonly acknowledged fact the automation of the University of Guyana Library began with the work of Gloria who singlehanded trained and inspired a
Clinique sainte rosalie rendez-vous dating of library staff to create over 10, records for the Caribbean Research Library at a time when support for such a project was nil and resources had to be garnered through ingenuity.
She experienced many problems with this venture including unreliable computers and constant loss of data.