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Working Together: Cooperation Among SDA Libraries

19th Annual Conference of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians

June 20-23, 1999

Montemorelos University
Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Friday, June 18

  Early arrival and registration

Sabbath, June 19

  Trip to Bioparque Estrella.

About 15 minutes from the University, Bioparque Estrella is an animal park where visitors can admire many species of animals roaming free in their natural environment. The park also features games, a lake with pedal boats, and a rodeo with miniature horses. Supper at the snack bar of Montemorelos University.


Sunday, June 20
Adventist Resources Pre-Session

8:00 A.M. Registration
8:30 A.M. Devotional
Pastor Hiram Ruiz
9:00 A.M.
International Cooperation in Adventist Resources
Panel Discussion
  • Marilyn Crane – Coordinator
  • Per Lisle
  • Chloe Foutz
  • Adan Suriano
  • Hernán Hammerly
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Hands-on Workshop in Proper Materials Preservation
Randy Butler – Library Director, Southwestern Adventist University, USA
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:30 P.M. Business Items
  • Adventist Pioneer Library Update
  • Update on Seventh-day Adventist Materials Location Project
  • Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index and Obituary Reports
  • Seventh-day Adventist Dissertation/Bibliography Report
  • Updated Adventist Heritage Web Site
2:30 P.M. Adventist Historical Resources Available on the Internet
Carolyn Gaskell – Director of Libraries, Walla Walla College, USA [presentation notes]
3:00 P.M. Break
3:15 P.M. Business Items
  • Committee Replacements
  • Recommendations to ASDAL
4:00 P.M. Overview of Ellen G. White Estate Research Center
5:30 P.M. Supper
7:00 P.M. ALICE Council Business Meeting

Monday, June 21
Conference Program

8:00 A.M. Devotional
Dr. Victor Figueroa
8:30 A.M. Welcome to Montemorelos University
Welcome to the 1999 ASDAL Conference
  • Randy Butler – President
  • Christina Cicchetti – President-elect and Conference Chair
  • Adan Suriano – On-site Coordinator
9:00 A.M. Keynote Address – Cooperation Beyond National Borders
Dr. Jesús Lau – Dean of Academic Affairs at the Universidad Autónoma de Cuidad Juárez
10:45 A.M. Break
11:00 A.M. Latin America, The Internet, And the SDA College Library of the Future
Gilbert Abella – Director of Public Services, La Sierra University Library, USA
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:00 P.M. Group Photograph
1:15 P.M. Business Session I
2:15 P.M. Break
2:30 P.M.

Library Automation Software for K-12 School Libraries

Coordinator: Nancy Kim – Librarian, Redlands Junior Academy, USA

Spanish-language Indexes and Library Automation Software

Coordinators: Hernán Hammerly – Library Director, River Plate Adventist University, Argentina
Bruce McClay – Reference Librarian, University of Texas Pan American, USA

4:00 P.M. Cooperation Among School and Academic Libraries
Taskforce 2000 Report
4:30 P.M. Report from First National Meeting of Adventist Libraries, Brazil
Adilson Pavan – Library Director, Brazil College, São Paulo, Brazil
5:30 P.M. Supper
Committee meetings as announced
7:00 P.M. SDA Periodical Index Board Meeting


Tuesday, June 22

7:30 A.M. Load buses for tour.

Libraries of the Technological Institute of Monterrey and Raul Rangel Frias.

Grutas de Garcia (Garcia Caves). Northwest of downtown Monterrey. From the parking area, a cable car transports visitors past rugged scenery to the cavern entrance, tucked high on a cliffside. Discovered about 1843 by parish priest Juan Antonio Sobrevilla, the caves are among the largest and most beautiful in Mexico. Ten “rooms” contain stalagmite and stalactite formations with such names as “The Eagle’s Nest,” “The Hall of Clouds” and “The Chapel.”

Steve Fundraising

Tour of the macroplaza in downtown Monterrey after dark. Lunch and Supper in Monterrey.


Wednesday, June 23

8:00 A.M. Devotional
Adan Suriano
8:30 A.M. Library Evaluation and the Adventist Accreditation Association
Enrique Becerra – Associate Director, General Conference, Department of Education
9:30 A.M. Break
9:45 A.M. An Institution Wide Approach to Promote Occupational Information Literacy
Hernán Hammerly – Library Director, River Plate Adventist University, Argentina

Bilingual Spanish/English Children’s Literature

Coordinator: Nancy Kim – Librarian, Redlands Junior Academy, USA

10:45 A.M. Business Session II
12:00 NOON Lunch
1:00 P.M. Breakout Sessions
  • Directors
  • Seminary Librarians
  • Technical Services
  • Public Services
  • School Librarians
2:45 P.M. Break
3:00 P.M. Resource Sharing Among Seventh-day Adventist Libraries

Aixa Vega – Library Director, Antillian Adventist University, Puerto Rico

The Internet in K-12 Schools: Pros and Cons

Nancy Kim – Librarian, Redlands Junior Academy, USA

4:00 P.M. Business Session III
7:00 P.M. Banquet

In order to facilitate reports and discussion of the Task Force 2000, which is working on proposals for the promotion and implementation of greater cooperation between K-16 SDA libraries, the School Librarians Section will meet jointly with the main conference. Translation services will be provided in both English and Spanish.

The Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians thanks these vendors for their support of its 1999 Annual Conference:

This is a reprint of the Conference Program as it appeared in 1999. Some information may no longer be current.

Last Revised August 17, 1999

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