Sunday, July 20, 2008
ALA assigns a standing Committee on Accreditation (COA), the responsibility "for the implementation of the accreditation of library and information studies programs. The COA develops and formulates standards of education for library and information studies and policies and procedures for ALA accreditation."
The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA), chaired by Dr. Richard B. Rubin, based its decision to reaccredit the GSIST/UPR's master's program on the Program Presentation submitted by the School on February 2008, the site visit and report made by the COA External Review Panel, the Response to the Report of the External Review Panel, all of the reports the program submitted to the Committee since the last comprehensive review, and the June 28th meeting with Prof. Edward Erazo, Chair of the External Review Panel, and the School’s Director, Dr. Nitza Hernández. The School’s Program Presentation Committee Chaiperson was Dr. Susan Jane Freiband.
The continued accreditation action was taken by COA at the 2008 ALA annual conference in Anaheim, California. A complete list of programs and degrees accredited by ALA can be found at http://www.ala.org/lisdir You may also view the distribution of Library and Information Science Schools accredited by ALA in a Google map.
COA/ALA based its decision on the School’s "totality of the accomplishments and the environment for learning...". The GSIST/UPR evaluation was made with the ALA 1992 Standards. The ALA 2008 Standards for accreditation of master’s programs in library and information studies can be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/accredstandards/index.cfm
With the reaccreditation action, ALA has validated once again the quality of the Master of Information Sciences (MIS) degree program at the University of Puerto Rico. In the decision letter, COA stimulates the School to culminate with the revision of its goals and objectives, the curricular revision, and to increase its research productivity. Information about the GSIST/UPR can be found in its webpage: http://egcti.upr.edu
Saturday, July 12, 2008
imaginative expression project for Eastern Caribbean Schools. The activity was held at the Bay Gardens Hotel on Wednesday, July 2.
The project is a new initiative by Eastern Caribbean Bible Society which aims to help students learn more about icons that would
hopefully inspire them to strive for greatness.
Awardees included Acurilean Margot Thomas from St. Lucia National Archives; business executive Michael Chastaner; George James from the Ministry of Physical Development; Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy; musician Ronald Boo Hinkson; first blind student of SALCC and UWI Scholar, Jesica Jabobie; past principal for SMC, and Leon Hess, Rupert Ellis; gospel singer Shirley Ann Cyril Mayers; cultural enthusiast Theresa Hall; and businessman Rayneau Gajadhar. There was also an award for The Star Online Hero, publisher Rick Wayne, for his contribution to journalism and sports.
All recipients of "Eagle" awards were, according to facilitators, great examples of living icons that students could look up to. The competition also features a Bible segment that will focus on heroes within the scriptures.
From The Star Online
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Le devenir des bibliotheques dans le cadre du developpement durable will be ACURIL's theme in 2009.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008
JOB Position Available: Deputy Director/Supervisor of Branch Libraries in Cayman Islands. Deadline: July 30, 2008
Youth . Sports & Culture
Building Brighter Futures
SALARY: CI$53,412 - CI$71,832 PER ANNUM
TAX FREE (EXCHANGE RATE IS CI$1=US$1.20)
Application forms available from the Cayman Islands Government : http://www.brighterfutures.gov
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2008
The postholder will be responsible for:
• Supervising 5 library branches including consulting with branch Library Assistants about community activities.
• Coordinating activities and procedures between the Main Library and the branch libraries.
• Collection development, cataloguing and classification of circulating and reference materials in the adult section of all libraries.
• Compiling bibliographies, reference guides statistics and reports.
• Monitor branch Library Assistants' performance.
• Assist the Director and Accounts Officer with the library's budget.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
• Applicants should possess a Masters degree in library science from an accredited library school.
• Must have three to five years supervisory experience in a Public Library setting.
• Ability to communicate; work effectively and tactfully with employees and the public.
• Proficient with the Microsoft Suite of products.
• Working knowledge of cataloguing database systems including Spectrum – Winnebago.
Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Services Management Law and Regulations (2005), the Public Service Pensions Law (2004 revision) and CINICO health plan.
PLEASE SUBMIT OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM, RESUME AND COVERING LETTER TO:
Human Resources Operational Manager
Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture
3rd Floor, Government Administration Building – Royal Plaza
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Fax: (345) 949-9343 Email:recruitment@brighterfutures
Application forms are available for download from the Cayman Islands Government website, http://www.brighterfutures.gov
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS : July 31st, 2008
Ronny Alders, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Baker email@example.com
Bea Bazile firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleuterio Ferreira-Calderón, email@example.com
Adele Merritt Bernard firstname.lastname@example.org
Dulce Maria Núñez de Taveras email@example.com
Pedro Padilla-Rosa firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Renier Deglas email@example.com
Shamin Renwick firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies,
University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 21906 UPR Station
San Juan, PR 00931-1906
Tel. 787.763.6199 ; Fax 787.764-2311
VISIT: ACURILNET http://acuril.uprrp.edu