CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTATIONS

ACURIL 2016 HAITI

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LEADERSHIP: A BRIDGE BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS IN THE CARIBBEAN


Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
Asociación de Bibliotecas Universitarias, de Investigación e Institucionales del Caribe
Asociation des Bibliotèques Universitaires, de Recherche et Institutionelles de la Caraïbe


46th ACURIL Conference, Haïti, June 5 -9, 2016


CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTATIONS

The President of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), Ms.Elizabeth PIERRE-LOUIS AUGUSTIN invites you to submit proposals for paper presentations at the 46th ACURIL conference to be held at the Hotel Karibe, Pétion-Ville, Haiti, 5 - 9 June 2016.

This call is open to all information professionals: librarians, archivists, documentalists, museologists and other information professionals in the field of library and information science.


Conference Theme:

LEADERSHIP: A BRIDGE BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS IN THE CARIBBEAN

Library, archive and museum professionals are all confronted to change: new technology, new audiences, new services and new challenges. Also the traditional workforce is retiring and it is very important to have a legacy for all information professionals. Leadership is seen as tool as well as a philosophy to bridge the gap between changing times and expectations.


The purpose of the paper presentations

This Call for Paper Presentations is intended to encourage librarians, archivists, record managers, museum experts, and other information professionals to share ideas, developments, challenges and solutions to topics and issues in the information field.

Sub-themes

The sub-themes identified for discussion are as follows:

Sub-Theme I: Lessons from the past: recognizing leaders in Caribbean librairies.
Sub-Theme II: Developing leadership skills.

Sub-Theme III: Best practices in innovation in the Caribbean.

Topic guidelines
Paper presentations must speak to one of the above mentioned sub-themes.


Presentation format

  • Each presenter will be given 20 minutes maximum to present her/his paper. It is recommended that presenters highlight key points and not read their paper
  • 10 minutes will be allowed for questions and answers
  • All presenters must prepare a full paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings
  • All papers will be included in the proceedings and must be received by April 30, 2016.


How to submit a paper presentation proposal

Papers can be presented in any of the three official languages of ACURIL: English, Spanish or French. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail.

Proposals must include:

  • Title of paper
  • Abstract (200-500 words)
  • Name of the presenter (s)
  • Bio-data of presenter (s) (150 words)
  • Position/title of presenter (s)
  • Employer/Institutional affiliation (s)
  • E-mail address(es)
  • Telephone numbers

· Necessary IT-Equipment

The deadline for paper presentations proposals is February 15, 2016.
Notification of acceptance of a paper presentation will be made no later than March 15, 2016.

Please send all proposals to:

Ms. Elizabeth PIERRE-LOUIS AUGUSTIN
ACURIL President
ACURIL 2016 HAITI

E-mails: epierrelouis@fokal.org