CARIBBEAN INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL 2016
MONIQUE ALBERTS, DIRECTOR OF THE PHILIPSBURG JUBILEE LIBRARY
ACURIL is honored to declare Monique Alberts CARIBBEAN INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL 2016 for her Commitment, Enthusiasm, and Excellent Leadership in developing avant-garde programs at the St. Maarten's Philipsburgh Jubilee Library, serving and satisfying the diverse needs and interests of its clientele.
A most enthusiastic, energetic, creative library director, Monique Alberts, has the Philipsburg Jubilee Library making the difference in the lives of many.
A variety of accomplishments are evidenced on her record. A selected list of projects launched under her leadership are identified.
Bookmobile Outreach project and Bookbox projects
Baby and Toddler fantasy room
Green energy project Solar panels and LED lights
Implementation of the Open source Library software KOHA-Liblime
Digikidz Media Lab ( Workshops for children, teenagers and Senior citizens)
Family reading program
Adult literacy program includes Literacy helpdesk, Family reading program+ Tutoring
Picture book “St Martin Then and Now” with historical pictures about the island.
Congratulations to Monique Alberts for her Leadership Style and Proactive Action in the Library field in the Caribbean.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: THE BOOKMOBILE
Within the framework of this program our bookmobile visits community centers and afternoon schools all over the island. During the bookmobile visits children not only get the chance to make use of bookmobile books but they can also participate in different kinds of educational and entertaining activities.
Main bookmobile activities are storytelling, handicrafts, coloring and reading related games. By promoting the reading of books we hope to contribute to the language development of the children and most importantly to show them that reading is fun!
The Sint Maarten Collection
In the library, current newspapers can be read, with back issues available in digital format. From our storage room you may request those newspapers now out of print, going back to the 1970's. We have a documentation collection of clippings from these newspapers with information on a wide range of subjects relating to Sint Maarten. See an overview below.