Co-organized by: The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center, the University of the Virgin Islands The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados Venue: University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A. Sheen St. Croix Campus  Dates: Thursday, 31 October to Saturday, 2 November 2019 (Arrival: Wednesday, 30 October 2019. Departure: Sunday, 3 November 2019) EARLY DEADLINE FOR EARLY CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ABSTRACT: SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019 FINAL DEADLINE FOR OTHER ABSTRACTS: MONDAY 2SEPTEMBER 2019  SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION INCLUDE, but are not limited to: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Virgin Islands of the United States (VIUS) Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Cinema, Essays, Biographies,Read More →

SOURCE is an open access journal, distributed primarily in electronic format twice a year. SOURCE offers the reader an opportunity to view remarkable materials from our collections, learn about our innovative research and collaborations conducted both in the Libraries and with other colleagues throughout the University and beyond. This second issue of SOURCE is a special issue, focused on the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. Please read through the fabulous essays by Professor Rae Yan, students from Rae’s class on the Golden Age of Children’s Literature, Curator Suzan Alteri, and Scholarly Communications Librarian Perry Collins. And, see the fantastic design thanks to Tracy MacKay-Ratliff!Read More →

CFP on SAA, and copied below for ease. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUSFACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES CALL FOR PAPERS: UNLOCKING CARIBBEAN MEMORY: UNCOVERING NEW RECORDS, DISCOVERING NEW ARCHIVES1ST SYMPOSIUM ON ARCHIVES & RECORDS The Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica Campus) is pleased to announce its first Symposium on Archives and Records. The Symposium is being held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October, 2019 to coincide with and celebrate two significant events in archival development in the Caribbean. These are: The graduation of the first cohort ofRead More →

I’m sitting in the Norman Manley International Airport, after a series of great meetings and with lots more great work to do with partners in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). I’m joyous with the great work I get to be part of with the dLOC community. I’m also joyous for the work I get to be part of with different community groups in Gainesville, Florida, where there is no international airport (although students from major cities often auto-add in the word international to the name). On Monday, I’m part of a group that is discussing the Combahee River Collective Statement. From Wikipedia: TheRead More →

Below is my draft for my conference paper for ACURIL. I’m sharing because I love that I get to work with wonderful people on wonderful projects, and to do so in generous and generative ways. I’m also super thankful for recent work, like that by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, that advocates and explains how we can all work in more generous and joyous ways together! WHEN LINES ARE DOWN: CELEBRATING CUBA! AND THE DIGITAL LIBRARY OF THE CARIBBEAN (DLOC) COLLABORATION, SOLIDARITY, AND MUTUAL AID Abstract:Libraries are abundant, and are always more than collections of books and other materials. In our long and storied histories, librarians have providedRead More →

June 11-13, 2019 DLIS Lab, UWI Mona 9:00 AM –4:00 PM daily DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIESTo register, obtain pro forma invoice, or for further information, please contact Mrs. Carlene Jacobs Smith at:Phone: 927-2944/935-8322 Fax: 970-4903 E-mail: Website Day 1 -Tuesday June 11, 2019 I. Overview of Innovative & Disruptive Techniques and Tools For Use in GLAMs Day 2 -Wednesday June 12, 2019 II. New Roles and Skillsets for GLAMs Professionals III. Information Ethics Privacy & Security Day 3 -Thursday June 13, 2019 IV. Marketing GLAMServices V. Practical Interactive Sessions Payment Options: Daily Rate: JMD$5,500 / USD$50 per day Early Bird: JMD$13,500/Read More →

Lynn Dierking (who is fantastic!) presented at UF  as our kick-off speaker for the internal grant “Building Dialogue Around Collections: Libraries, Museums, and Museum Educators.” She covered a ton of great material, including explaining roles of museums and libraries as: Community anchors Connectors Innovative learning specialists Stewards of cultural, scientific, historical and environmental heritages She also then asked how these are answered with collections. To what end can we use our collections (our stuff) to accomplish these core roles? This seems to parallel some of the conversations on the digital humanities, where digitization and born digital curation provide materials in digital form, and digital humanitiesRead More →

Quote/Note: Saidiya Hartman. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Page 16: “My graduate training hadn’t prepeare me to tell the stories of those who had left no record of their lives and whose biography consisted of the terrible things said about them or done to them. I was determined to fill in the blank spaces of the hisorical record and to represent the lives of those deemed unworthy of remembering, but how does one write a story about an encounter with nothing?” Page 19: “‘No matter how big a stranger’s eyes, they cannot see.’Read More →

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Collaboration Across Borders: Opening Access to Holdings of the National Library of Cuba as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2019. The Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections. The citation will be presented on June 22 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. CollaborationRead More →