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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 UPON LIBRARIES AND THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 UPON LIBRARIES AND THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  • 8/10/2021 2:31:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact upon the expansion of social media usage in Trinidad and Tobago libraries. This was a consequence of the suspension of walk-in services by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) staff quickly adjusted to working remotely and became digital content creators and e-information disseminators to ensure that society continued to have access to reliab...
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LIBRARIES AND BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

LIBRARIES AND BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • 8/10/2021 2:31:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light more than ever the vast digital divide of Trinidad and Tobago. In March 2020, the government implemented a “Stay at Home” order whereby institutions not in the health, food and security services were closed. This meant that educational institutions such as schools and libraries were physically closed and therefore had to be innovative in meeting the needs of their students and patrons. These institutions like many others had to “go onl...
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FALLING IN LOVE WITH STORYTELLING - PART 2

FALLING IN LOVE WITH STORYTELLING - PART 2

  • 8/4/2021 7:38:00 AM
Welcome back to this conversation about storytelling. In this post, types of stories and techniques for storytelling will be explored. It is one thing to agree that storytelling is an amazing activity, but finding appropriate stories can sometimes prove challenging. Stories can take different forms, some keep you wondering while others make you laugh. Finding a story that suits your preferences and the occasion are important, some examples are mentioned below.   Ty...
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FALLING IN LOVE WITH STORYTELLING

FALLING IN LOVE WITH STORYTELLING

  • 8/4/2021 7:08:00 AM
“Once upon a time, there was a girl who was naughty. At home, she threw tantrums, at school she was a bully….”  Joseanne J.Q.  Lines like these can be captivating to draw readers in, to keep turning pages until the end. There are different genres of writing, from adventure and science fiction to non-fiction or facts, but any of these genres can be used for storytelling. Did you know that storytelling is an old tradition?  Before there were books...
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