Wednesday, February 18, 2009


June 1-5, 2009

Pre-Conference Seminar-Workshop June 1, 2009

OCLC Caribbean Users Group Meeting

Hébergement / Accomodation / Alojamiento Hotel Arawak
Pointe de la Verdure, 97190 Gosier, Guadeloupe
Tel.: +59 05 90 84 24 24 ; Fax +59 05 90 84 38 45


The Future of Libraries within the Framework of Sustainable Development

El Futuro de las Bibliotecas dentro del marco del Desarrollo Sostenido

Important Dates:
Submission of Abstracts February 28, 2009
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection March 7, 2009
Final submission due March 31, 2009
Early bird conference registration March 31, 2009
Pre-Conference: OCLC Caribbean Users Group Meeting June 1, 2009
Conference period June 1-5, 2009

The President of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), Mme Bea Bazile, invites proposals for paper presentations at ACURIL XXXIX, to be held from June 2-5, 2009, at the Hotel Arawak. The theme of the conference is The Future of Libraries within the Framework of Sustainable Development.

This Call for Workshops is open to all information specialists including, librarians, archivists, record administrators, and educators in the field of information science, as well as information providers.

During the Rio Conference in 1992, 180 nations showed their will to participate in a series of actions whose objective was to seek for a “sustainable development”. Still we are pursuing the same objective. This sustainable development must be able to satisfy today’s needs without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their own.

In this conference we will seek to explore strategies and practices that will allow us to develop libraries, archives and other information units in the Caribbean region within the framework of sustainable development, for the benefit of those we serve. It is intended to be a forum for persons to share ideas, innovative developments and proactive solutions to the issues and challenges we face as information professionals in a developing region, operating in a world of continuous change.

To effectively explore the conference theme, The Future of Libraries within the Framework of Sustainable Development, three broad subject areas have been chosen as sub-themes for ACURIL 2009.

The Conference Sub-Themes are:

• The sustainable development in society and libraries: a new paradigm
• Changes in the perception of the Library concept to ensure social responsibility with imagination and innovation: buildings, collections. Staff and users, with what vision, mission and goals…
• From local to global: changes in directions in order to change behavior: solidarity, cooperation and training

Workshop Format:

Interactive workshops are encouraged, and particularly fo focusencouraged to relate their materials to the content area groups of ACURIL, namely Agriculture and the Environment, Health, Medicine and Natural Sciences, Knowledge Management, Organization and Retrieval of Information, and Law.

Workshop size will be limited to 25 participants so as to encourage interaction. Presenters are alsoencouraged, where suitable, to use a wide range of illustrative matter to support their workshop presentations. Workshops can be presented in any of the three official languages of ACURIL - English, French or Spanish.

How to submit a Workshop presentation Proposal:

• The deadline for workshop proposals is February 28, 2009.
• Workshops can be presented in any of the three official languages of ACURIL - English,French or Spanish.
• Proposals may be submitted by e-mail or hard copy. Proposals must include:

  • Workshop title
  • Abstract (200 - 500 words)
  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Position/title of presenter(s)
  • Employer/institutional affiliation
  • Mailing address(es)
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail
Notification of acceptance of a workshop presentation will be made no later than March 7, 2009. Workshop presentation abstracts will be published in the final program.

Paper Format:

• For the final work, each presenter must provide one hard copy and one electronic format document. The electronic format document must be sent as a Microsoft Word file.
• Font style: Times New Roman 11pt
• Margins 1" all around
• Page size: 81⁄2 x 11”
• Title heading – Times New Roman 12pt, Bold, centered all caps
• Sub-headings – Times New Roman 11pt, centered
• Name and title, institutional affiliation, e-mail - Times Roman, 11pt, centered.
• Sub-headings: Flush left , bold, regular style.
• Paragraph indentation: 5 spaces from left
• Paragraph spacing: Single
• Bibliography citation style: American Psychological Association (APA)
Electronic versions: Copies of Ppt, slideshsare, CDs, videos need to be submitted

Kindly submit proposals and enquires to:

Mme. Bea Bazile
ACURIL President 2008/2009
Directrice de la Bibliothèque
Bibliothèque Départementale de Prêt
BP 102 Quartier Desmarais
37109 Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

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