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Developing your Library Association                      8 August 2012           Léonie Boerkamp and Astrid Britten, Board...
History of Aruba I
History of Aruba II   Located in the southern Caribbean   100.000 inhabitants, 96 different nationalities   Various anc...
Status Aparte and the ArubaNational Library   August 20, 1949: Opening of Aruba’s first    public library   Opening occu...
Library University of Aruba   Opened in 1988   Books, journals and publications from different    fields:            La...
Dutch Caribbean LibraryAssociation (DCLA)   Dutch Caribbean Libraries is a growing    network of libraries and informatio...
Caribbean flavor
Marketing
First Face-to-faceBoardmeeting
Our goals   To promote the use of the libraries and    information centers by building on the strategic    capacity of th...
Our challenges   Achievement to reach commitment for    cooperation is an important milestone in for    libraries and inf...
Our opportunities   Continuing developing our library association;   Partnership   External communications;   Advocacy...
Our joint projects   Shared library automation program “ABCD”;   Digitalization of our cultural heritage;   Professiona...
Organizations involved   DCLA has reached partnership with Dutch    institutions such as Koninklijk Instituut voor de    ...
Key benefits   Information literacy and working cooperatively    on awareness and professional development   Joint marke...
Questions?
Food for thought   Statement: Information literacy and    digitalization: key elements for a sustainable    society.   Q...
The end   Masha danki   Thank you   Bedankt
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  1. 1. Developing your Library Association 8 August 2012 Léonie Boerkamp and Astrid Britten, Board members of the Dutch Caribbean Library Association
  2. 2. History of Aruba I
  3. 3. History of Aruba II Located in the southern Caribbean 100.000 inhabitants, 96 different nationalities Various ancestries: Caquetio Indian, African and European roots Tourism is the main pillar of the economy Spoken languages: Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish Since 1986 an autonomous country within the Dutch kingdom (Status Aparte)
  4. 4. Status Aparte and the ArubaNational Library August 20, 1949: Opening of Aruba’s first public library Opening occurred later than in the rest of the Antilles March 3, 1986: “Biblioteca Publico Aruba” renamed as “Biblioteca Nacional Aruba”
  5. 5. Library University of Aruba Opened in 1988 Books, journals and publications from different fields:  Law  Economics and Finance  Hospitality and Tourism Management  Arts and Sciences
  6. 6. Dutch Caribbean LibraryAssociation (DCLA) Dutch Caribbean Libraries is a growing network of libraries and information professionals on the six islands of the Dutch Caribbean and Surinam “Resolution of the Cola Creek” Fourth seminar of DCLA was held in Paramaribo, Surinam
  7. 7. Caribbean flavor
  8. 8. Marketing
  9. 9. First Face-to-faceBoardmeeting
  10. 10. Our goals To promote the use of the libraries and information centers by building on the strategic capacity of the libraries in the Dutch Caribbean; To develop professional skills. To transform the profile and standing of the profession; To protect, preserve and document written and printed cultural heritage. The association goals are carried by national, public, special collection and university libraries from private and the government
  11. 11. Our challenges Achievement to reach commitment for cooperation is an important milestone in for libraries and information services sector; Enhances the accessibility to information between libraries in the Dutch Caribbean. Also in between the local and international community;
  12. 12. Our opportunities Continuing developing our library association; Partnership External communications; Advocacy for libraries
  13. 13. Our joint projects Shared library automation program “ABCD”; Digitalization of our cultural heritage; Professional development; Promotion of the libraries in the Dutch Caribbean; The library and the information institutions of the Dutch Caribbean can play a key role as institution for investigations about our colonial past;
  14. 14. Organizations involved DCLA has reached partnership with Dutch institutions such as Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute) and the Koninklijk Instituut voor Talen- Land en Volkenkunde (KITLV); NVB; FOBID-Netherlands Library Forum; Future partners:  IFLA  ACURIL
  15. 15. Key benefits Information literacy and working cooperatively on awareness and professional development Joint marketing of our libraries Continuing in developing of our association Improving our infrastructure for cooperation Share knowledge in the area of digitalization, ICT and negotiations with publishers
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Food for thought Statement: Information literacy and digitalization: key elements for a sustainable society. Question: How can stakeholders (education, policy makers, ICT) explore new perspectives for cooperation?
  18. 18. The end Masha danki Thank you Bedankt
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