ACURIL 2016: THE WEEK THAT WAS

AT KARIBE HOTEL, IN PETION-VILLE, HAITI

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A SUCCESSFUL ACURIL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN HAITI: 5-9 JUNE 2016 IN GRAPHICS

Under the theme Leadership: A bridge between tradition and innovation in Libraries, Archives and Museum of the Caribbean, ACURIL 2016 HAITI's scientific program, carefully developed by Dr. Elizabeth Pierre-Louis Augustin, offered participants a variety of interesting formal presentations in plenary meetings, special interest groups, content area round tables, research posters, workshops, and exhibitors' latest trends. Vibrant interactions and exchange of ideas emerged between colleagues and special guests.

Presentations gave an overview of leadership trends in the field, alerted all participants of new opportunities and motivated each one to take proactive actions, to share knowledge and best practices, in each one's professional endeavor within libraries, archives and museum in the Caribbean.
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ELIZABETH PIERRE-LOUIS AUGUSTIN AND ERICK TOUSSAINT

The ACURILEANA MEDAL,Plaque and memento goes to Immediate Past President, Dr. Elizabeth Pierre-Louis Augustin for the Extraordinary Scientific Program on Leadership presented at ACURIL 2016 HAITI, and Plaque of Recognition and other mementos to Erick Toussaint for the Excellent work with the Local Organizing Committee.
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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2016-2017

Members of the Executive Council 2016-2017 are:

PRESIDENT: Héctor Rubén Sánchez-Fernández, MLS, JD (Puerto Rico)- Association member category (Law Librarians Association of Puerto Rico)

VICE-PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT ELECT: Kumaree Ramtahal, MIS (Trinidad & Tobago) - Personal Member category

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT : Elizabeth Pierre-Louis Augustin, Ph.D. (Haiti) - Institutional Member (FOKAL Library Program)

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY : Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Ph.D. (Puerto Rico)

TREASURER: Almaluces Figueroa-Ortiz, MLS (Puerto Rico)

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS
  • Aruba National Library, Represented by Astrid Britten, Library Director
  • Bibliotheque, Universite de la Guyane, Represented by Danielle Renier Deglas (Guyane)
  • College of the Bahamas Library, Represented by Berthamae Walker, Ph.D., Library Director (Bahamas)
  • Biblioteca de la Universidad Pedro Henriquez-Ureña, Represented by Eloisa Marrero-Sena (República Dominicana)


ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
  • Association of Dutch Librarians, Represented by Monique Alberts
  • Library and Information Services of Jamaica (LIAJA), Represented by Jollette Russell


PERSONAL MEMBERS
  • Mario Torres-Ramos, MIS, Doc Cand. (Puerto Rico)- University of Puerto Rico Library System
  • Erick Toussaint (Haiti)- FOKAL


GUESTS

  • Jane W. Smith, MLS, Past President (2014-2015)
  • Ardis Hanson, Ph.D, Past President {2010-2011}
  • Carmen Santos-Corrada, MLS, MA, Doc. Cand. Past President (2009-2010)
  • Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos, MIS, Doc. Cand., Co-Coordinator ACURIL 2017 Puerto Rico
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