ACURIL 2013 PUERTO RICO
9-14 June 2013
Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino Hotel Arawak.
Pointe de la Verdure, 97190 Gosier, Guadeloupe
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.
Cindy Jiménez-Vera, MIS
ACURIL President 2012-2013