Thursday, May 2, 2019

ACURIL 2019 CONFERENCE



CONFERENCE THEME

ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL: CARIBBEAN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS SUPPORTING THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is pleased to announce that its 49th Conference, to be held from June 2-9, 2019, on the happy island of Aruba, will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG’s ) which are the framework of the UN 2030 agenda.

 Conference Sub-Themes

The ACURIL 2019 ARUBA Conference Program Committee invites proposals for paper, and poster presentations which explore the following Sub-themes:

1.      Information services aimed at poverty alleviation and food security

Topics : Employment information services, Library services for the homeless, Drug prevention, Social inclusion, Sustainable agriculture, Nutrition information.

2.      Promote literacy and lifelong learning

Topics : Literacy programs for all ages; Digital literacy programs for low-income residents, children, special needs population, immigrants, mobile library services, collaboration with local government and non-profit organizations to offer literacy programs, Makerspaces, literacy programs to support teaching, learning and research.

3.      Libraries and sustainability

Topics : Green libraries, Heritage Libraries, Library programs aimed at awareness of climate change, energy/environmental conservation and resource management, Preservation of indigenous knowledge, Conservation, Recycling, institutional and other data repositories.

4.      Libraries contributing to peaceful and just societies

Topics : Library services promoting peace, ethics, transparency and good governance; Public access to information; Intellectual Property Rights.

5.      Integrated strategies to achieve multiple SDGs

Topics : Information services promoting sustained and inclusive economic growth, library projects promoting social development and environmental protection, programs which benefit all including women, children, youth

Conference website: http://acuril2019aruba.com