Acuril 2013 – Puerto Rico

ACURIL 2013 PUERTO RICO
9-14 June 2013
Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino Hotel Arawak.
Pointe de la Verdure, 97190 Gosier, Guadeloupe

KNOWLEDGE TERRITORIES:
EXPLORING COMMONS ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING, RESEARCH, CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS IN THE CARIBBEAN

Invitation Letter to All Librarians, Archivists, Museologists, Educators and other Information Professionals in the Caribbean

January 28, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico,

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

It is with great pleasure and honor that I invite all librarians, archivists, museologists, documentalists, and other information professionals, to join us in the celebration of ACURIL’s 43rd Annual Conference, to be held in June 9-14, 2013, at the Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino in Puerto Rico. Looking at trends in our information world, with a variety of learning and research styles from the part of the users, with access to new information and communication technologies, we have observed that different types of libraries and archives from several parts of the world are changing their environments and services to cater to the needs and expectations of their diverse clienteles. The Commons philosophy, which leads to the design of different environments to satisfy diverse user needs, appears to be propitious to stimulate individual and collaborative endeavors to the exploration and creation of knowledge, and to provide a space to let the imagination and creativity grow. This conference is designed also to provide the spirit of Ubuntu, in order to explore the Commons philosophy, its application in our Caribbean information units, and to provide the strategies and tools for best practices. It is our hope that the knowledge acquired from the lectures, workshops, poster sessions, among many other professional development activities in this Acurilean learning and practice community, will keep positioning our Caribbean information units in the frame of avant-garde international librarianship.

We look forward to welcome you in Puerto Rico.

Cordially,
Cindy Jiménez-Vera, MIS
ACURIL President 2012-2013
cindyjvera@gmail.com
acuril2013puertorico@gmail.com

ACURIL XLII – HAITI

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ACURIL XLII – HAITI
4–8 June/junio/juin 2012

365 PORTES OUVERTES SUR LA REVOLUTION DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION. IMPACTS : ECONOMIQUES, CULTURELS, SOCIAUX ET POLITIQUES

365 DOORS OPENED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL  INFORMATION REVOLUTION. ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS.
365 PUERTAS ABIERTAS SOBRE LA REVOLUCION DE L’INFORMACION TECNOLOGIA. IMPACTOS : ECONOMICOS, CULTURALES, SOCIALES Y POLITICOS.
Dear colleagues and friends
Greetings from Pétion-Ville, Haiti.
The 42nd annual conference of the Association of the Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) will be held in the wonderful Haiti from June 4-8 2012. This very expected event will be for the first time on the haitian land, the first free black republic in the world, and will be organized by a devoted team of colleagues, information specialists, under my leadership. The event will be under the patronage of  the President of Haiti, Mr. Michel Joseph MARTELLY, a great musician and great fan of the haitian culture.
The theme this year is:
365 DOORS OPENED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION REVOLUTION. ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS
 
We’ve collaborated to provide a significant learning space to facilitate new knowledge acquisition and ability development as members of the acurilean professional community.
This  conference will be a space of enrichment for all ACURIL members and to the information professionals of the Caribbean atending this forty-second conference.
This event will host key conferences, seminars, workshops and poster presentations about the information industry with major updates to ensure the training objective is reached. The local organizing committee will do their best to make your stay in Haitimemorable.
Let’s share our experiences and enjoy from this learning environment and as well as the discovery of our beloved Haiti.
Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle
Conservateur
Executive Director
Haitian American Institute
Champs de mars
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

IFLA 77th Call for papers: Health and Biosciences Satellite Session. August 12, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Call for papers – Health and Biosciences Satellite Session

Aug 12, San Juan, Puerto Rico

World Library and Information Congress:

77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

 

Health and Biosciences Section – Satellite Session

 

Amphitheatre I, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. (Located on the Third Floor, Main Building, Medical Sciences Campus). San Juan, Puerto Rico

Friday 12th August 2011,

TIME: 10am – 3pm

 


CALL FOR PAPERS

Developing Health Science Librarians Expertise: From graduate school curriculum, to post-graduate training, and to professional development offered by employing libraries

The Health and Biosciences Section are pleased to invite proposals for papers to be presented at this pre-conference satellite session.

Subjects of interest include:

  • How do we identify the information literacy needs of our customers to determine the skills/competencies needed for health librarians?
  • What are the competencies required for health librarians?
  • Examples of health competency frameworks and how they are being applied
  • What national approaches are being made to develop and maintain health librarian skills and how are these skills recognized?
  • What is the responsibility of library and information associations to support the needs of specialist librarians?
  • How do ‘library schools’ and the library profession work together to ensure graduates are given opportunities to have relevant workplace experiences?
  • Clinical Librarian /Informationist positions are now being created – how are their skills developed?
  • How effective are online training programs in areas such as evidence based healthcare?
  • How can critical knowledge be transferred when experienced staff leave?
  • How are knowledge gaps identified?

Proposals should include:

  • A structured abstract (Objectives/Project Scope; Methods; Results; Conclusions/Implications) of 350 – 400 words.
  • Summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief
  • biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
  • Submit proposals electronically to Heather Todd (heather.todd@uq.edu.au) or Carmen M. Santos-Corrada (carmen.santos4@upr.edu) no later than February 25th, 2011.
  • Selected presenters will be notified by March 25th, 2011.

Papers or presentations

Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their papers or presentations by June 1, 2011. The language of the session will be English and Spanish. Presenters will have up to 30  minutes at the programme to deliver their presentations, and time will be allowed for an open forum to allow audience interaction.

Please note that the Programme Committee has no funds to assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of the attending the San Juan conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the authors(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses, and a small number of grants for conference attendance may be available at: www.ifla.org/III/members/grants.htm

For more information, please contact Heather Todd (heather.todd@uq.edu.au) or Carmen M. Santos-Corrada (carmen.santos4@upr.edu)