ACURIL 2020 PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
18-19 NOVEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
INVITATION TO ALL ACURILEANS AND FRIENDS
ACURIL 2020 ONLINE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020
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
“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.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
SIGs & CARs Presentations/ Conference Workshops
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).
2. Archives & Document Management. (Margo Thomas, Chair).
3. National, Public and School Libraries. (Astrid Britten. Chair).
4. Research in the information field; Student Roundtable. (Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Chair)
CONTENT AREA ROUND TABLES (Cars).
Presenter: Dr. Anne Pajard, Vice-President/President elect
10:35 – 11:30am
1. Cultural Heritage. (Dorcas Bowler Chair,)
2. Evidence Based Practice & Continuing Professional Development. (Ardis Hanson, Chair,).
3. Law & Social Science. (Marisol Floren, Chair).
4. Virtual Health & e-resources. (Carmen Santos-Corrada, Chair,).
5. Virtual Reference (Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos, Chair).
11:35 – 12:00
GENERAL ORIENTATION TO VOTE FOR NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Presentation of nominees
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”.
2. Laurie Taylor. Designing with StoryMapJS: Easy tools for digital humanities/Scholarship”.
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”.
5. Nicolas Ruppli, Marie Latour. “Playing together to create innovation: design thinking for new teaching”.
6. Kia A. Smith “Introduction to AFROCROWD and Wikipedia and how they can contribute to the global Caribbean/Post-Colonial context”.
Companies PRODUCT PRESENTATION/WEBINARS
Participants presentations: Nicholas Graham
2:40pm -4:40 pm
VISIT TO EXHIBITS
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
9:40 – 9:50am
President’s welcome and opening remarks. Dr. Berthamae Walker, University Librarian, University of The Bahamas.
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
“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
10:45am-10:50 am (5 mins)
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
“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
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
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.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
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)
OCLC Technical Team