ACURIL 2020 PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

18-19 NOVEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

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INVITATION TO ALL ACURILEANS AND FRIENDS


ACURIL 2020 ONLINE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020



PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Acurilians, friends and supporters, this year’s conference will be unlike any other in the history of our association. With your continued prayers and support, we blasé a new trail even as we celebrate our glorious past, in a virtual environment. I am sure you will agree that the 2019-2020 year has been one marked with many challenges and disappointments. However, out of these we find renewed strength, resilience and new opportunities to grow and advance this association. I look forward to our virtual conclave and to welcoming you there.


Berthamae Walker, Ph.D

ACURIL President 2019-2020




CONFERENCE THEME.

Design Thinking in Libraries, Archives & Museums: Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business”.

Described as a process for understanding how people interact with products, people and their surroundings, Design Thinking is a creative approach for providing solutions to 21st century problems (Brown, 2009). ACURIL 2020 provides this opportunity for a deeper understanding of this process, and the many ways its application to current and future projects can be manifested in our respective work places.


Sub-themes: Evolving out of the general theme above are four (4) sub-themes:


1. Design Thinking – Global and Caribbean Context

Key Topics: Design Thinking and its applications in libraries, archives and museums;

Design tools for rebuilding libraries, archives and museums in the aftermath of natural disasters;

Turning Challenges into opportunities through collaborative designs..


2. Design Thinking - Innovation and Trends

Key Topics: Assessing the needs of our users: Designing Spaces and Innovating using Technology; Experiences of information professionals and other stakeholders in managing Design Thinking projects in libraries to design workflows, reconfigure spaces; offer an innovation service/new service; new IT systems/applications.


3. Design Thinking - Professional Development

Key Topics: Creating cultural change through design thinking; Changing Times, changing minds; engaging the Human Resource factors; Improving Employee Engagement, Creativity and Productivity through design thinking.


4. Design Thinking – User Needs and Community Engagement

Key Topics: Assessing the needs of our users: Designing for problem solving; Design Thinking and community Engagement; and marketing and offering innovative service.



DAY 1

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SIGs & CARs Presentations/ Conference Workshops

Simultaneous Activities


9:00 am – 12:00 pm SIGs & CARs (Simultaneous Presentations)



9:00 – 9:10 am

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs).

Presenter: Dr. Anne Pajard, Vice-President/President elect 2019-2020


9:10 - 10:30am

1. Academic, Special Libraries & Information Technology. (Cheryl Peltier-Davis, Chair).

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2. Archives & Document Management. (Margo Thomas, Chair).

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3. National, Public and School Libraries. (Astrid Britten. Chair).

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4. Research in the information field; Student Roundtable. (Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Chair)

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10:35-10:40am

CONTENT AREA ROUND TABLES (Cars).

Presenter: Dr. Anne Pajard, Vice-President/President elect


10:35 – 11:30am

1. Cultural Heritage. (Dorcas Bowler Chair,)

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2. Evidence Based Practice & Continuing Professional Development. (Ardis Hanson, Chair,).

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3. Law & Social Science. (Marisol Floren, Chair).

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4. Virtual Health & e-resources. (Carmen Santos-Corrada, Chair,).

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5. Virtual Reference (Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos, Chair).

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11:35 – 12:00

GENERAL ORIENTATION TO VOTE FOR NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Presentation of nominees



CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS


12:35 -1:30 pm

Introduction of Speakers: Gretchen Carrasquillo-Ramos


1. Kia Alexis Smith - Acurilean Wikidata editathon: A workshop to train ACURILEANS to boost Caribbean themes in the global environment”.

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2. Laurie Taylor. Designing with StoryMapJS: Easy tools for digital humanities/Scholarship”.

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3. Eric Kokke. “Marketing by design. A workshop on promoting information products and services”. REGISTER


4. Elaina Norlin. “How to successfully incorporate appreciate Inquiry to enhance your design thinking project”.

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5. Nicolas Ruppli, Marie Latour. “Playing together to create innovation: design thinking for new teaching”.

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6. Kia A. Smith “Introduction to AFROCROWD and Wikipedia and how they can contribute to the global Caribbean/Post-Colonial context”.

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Break


1:40 -2:40pm

Companies PRODUCT PRESENTATION/WEBINARS

Participants presentations: Nicholas Graham


2:40pm -4:40 pm

VISIT TO EXHIBITS



DAY 2

Thursday, November 19, 2020

“Design Thinking in Libraries, Archives & Museums:
Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business



9:00 -9:05 am

Presenter of speakers:: Mr. Erick Toussaint


9:05 - 9:15 am

Remarks/Welcome, Mrs. Dorcas Bowler, Chair, Virtual Organizing Committee


9:15 - 9:25 am

Introduction of the Minister of Education, Bahamas. The Honorable Mr. Jeff Lloyd.


9:25 - 9:35 am

Remarks, Minister of Education, Bahamas.


9:35 - 9:40 am

BREAK


9:40 – 9:50am

President’s welcome and opening remarks. Dr. Berthamae Walker, University Librarian, University of The Bahamas.


9:50 -10:00am

Presenter of speakers: Mr. David Drysdale


Guest speaker, 1

Betha Gutsche (OCLC Program Manager, Web Junction). “Re-envisioning library Futures through Design Thinking”.


10:05 am – 10:20 am

Guest speaker, 2

Lauren Pressley

“Designing for a Changing Environment: The Strengths of Iterative, Structural, and Organizational Change in Unprecedented Times”.


10:20 am -10:35 am

Guest speaker, 3

Patti Bell Hastings.
The journey is the destination: Mapping the path to the strategic application of the design thinking process”.


10:35am – 10:45 am

Q&A


10:45am-10:50 am (5 mins)

Break


10:50 am-11:05 am (15 mins)

Session presenter: Nitzah Jacobus


Eric Kooke (Presentation from call for paper). Marketing Manager / Partner, GO| School for Information (www.schoolforinformation.org)

“Information Professional ‘By Design’ - Skills and Competencies for the 21st century GLAM Professional”.


11:05 am-11:20 am

Tamir Borensztajn

“Disruption and innovation. When open meets design thinking”.


11-20 -11:35 am

Dr. Mychal Coleman, Vice President, Human Resources, University of The Bahamas.
“Talent Management & Succession Planning”.


11:35am – 11:45 am

Q&A


11:45 am-12:45 pm

50th Anniversary Project. Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Pierre- Louis, Committee Chair


12:45pm -4:30pm Afternoon session. Administrative Session

Introduction: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Executive Secretary


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Afternoon session 12:45 pm – 4:30 pm

General Assembly of the ACURIL 2020 Virtual Conference

Meeting Agenda


1. Call to order

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Minutes of the AGM of June 2019, Aruba

Corrections to the minutes

Matters arising from the minutes

4. New Business

a. Reports (Enclosures)

a.1.President’s report

a.2.Special Report - Constitutional and Bylaws Review Committee

a.3.Executive Secretary’s Report

a.4 Voting Election Results: Executive Council New Members 2020-2021

a.4.Treasurer’s Report: New Members

5. Adjournment

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3:00 – 4:30 pm

Virtual Conference CLOSING EVENT

Presenter: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Executive Secretary

1. Installation of President 2020-2021

2. Installation of new Executive Council

3. Awards presentations



Expression of Gratitude by Dr. Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos,

Vice-President/ President Elect 2020-2021


President, LOC/Virtual conference planning committee

LOC sub-Committee members

Mr. Jermaine Burnside, ACURIL 2020 Conference Logo Designer.

Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas

Ministry of Education, Bahamas

University of The Bahamas

ACURIL Executive Council Members

Willamae Johnson, Past President ACURIL (1995-96)

Guest Speakers

OCLC Technical Team

Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries