Event Title

Adventist Virtual Library: Strengths and Challenges in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Néstor Holmes Ramírez

Speaker Biography

Néstor Holmes Ramírez was born in Colombia. He received his master’s degree in information sciences from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico and his bachelor’s degree in library science from the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. For four years he served as coordinator of technical processes at the Colombia Adventist University Library. From the end of 2007, he was responsible for the reference service of the Montemorelos University Library in Mexico, until 2015 when he assumed the position of library director, a role he still holds.

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28-6-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

28-6-2021 5:00 PM

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The Adventist Virtual Library (AVL) was created in 2007 as an initiative of the Department of Education of the Inter-American Division (IAD) of the Seventh-day Adventists. Its main objectives are the acquisition and management of relevant sources of information for the educational plans of schools and educational institutions of the IAD and to provide users access to such sources. The Adventist Virtual Library (AVL) is an example of the regional Seventh-day Adventist library consortia. This consortia is a means of solidarity with smaller institutions since the only digital information resources they have is through the AVL. In addition, due to the pandemic, it has become a factor for more dialogue among librarians.

Users who may access AVL are students from 513 primary and secondary schools. It is also available to the academic community of 13 universities. In presentation I will share my experience as a librarian at one of the universities from the Inter-American Division, particularly about the strengths and challenges of the Adventist Virtual Library in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jun 28th, 12:00 PM Jun 28th, 5:00 PM

Adventist Virtual Library: Strengths and Challenges in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Adventist Virtual Library (AVL) was created in 2007 as an initiative of the Department of Education of the Inter-American Division (IAD) of the Seventh-day Adventists. Its main objectives are the acquisition and management of relevant sources of information for the educational plans of schools and educational institutions of the IAD and to provide users access to such sources. The Adventist Virtual Library (AVL) is an example of the regional Seventh-day Adventist library consortia. This consortia is a means of solidarity with smaller institutions since the only digital information resources they have is through the AVL. In addition, due to the pandemic, it has become a factor for more dialogue among librarians.

Users who may access AVL are students from 513 primary and secondary schools. It is also available to the academic community of 13 universities. In presentation I will share my experience as a librarian at one of the universities from the Inter-American Division, particularly about the strengths and challenges of the Adventist Virtual Library in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.