PORT-AU-PRINCE – At the annual conference of the Caribbean Library Association Acuril in Haiti last week, Sint Maarten’s library Director Monique Alberts was recognized by her fellow professionals for her “excellent leadership in developing avant-garde programs at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library to serve and satisfy the diverse needs of its clientele”.
The Caribbean Information Professional award is the highest annual recognition bestowed by Acuril on a member of the Caribbean community of librarians, archivists and museum professionals. It was the first time the Caribbean Information Professional distinction was granted to a librarian from the Dutch Caribbean.
Acuril President Elizabeth Pierre-Louis referred to Alberts’ long-standing reputation as an organizer and innovator in the Caribbean library community.
In her acceptance speech Monique Alberts stressed the importance of Caribbean cooperation in the field of libraries and information specialists, with special attention to the needs of education at all levels, and the incorporation of modern technology. Furthermore, she thanked several of her colleagues and predecessors that inspired, coached and collaborated with her through the years, such as former PJL Director Blanca Hodge, an active Acuril member in her time.
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