June 1-6, 2008
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Association of Caribbean
University, Research and
"The e-librarian: ideas, innovation and inspiration!"
Information and communication technology (ICT) has
become an integral part of life, and for the librarian, ICT in all
its manifestations, is a vital workplace tool. ACURIL 2008
seeks to explore strategies and practices that will allow us as
information professionals, to develop and use these
technologies to the benefit of those we serve.
The Conference will examine leading-edge tools and
techniques for information management and dissemination,
the evolution of the web and e-resources. Successful digital
initiatives and innovations, the evolving role and requisite
skills of the librarian, and other issues of working in a virtual
world will be highlighted.
Join us at ACURIL 2008, as we explore the opportunities and
challenges of managing libraries, computers, digital
information, and people in a cohesive, creative and
Members (Early Bird): US$225
Members (Late): US$250
Non-members (Early Bird): US$250
Non-members (Late): US$275
Accompanying Persons: US$125
Visa, Passport Requirements: No visa required for United
States, Cenadian, United Kingdom or CARICOM nationals.
A passport and an onward ticket or return ticket to your
country of permanent residence are requird.
Time: Local time is GMT 5 hours
Electricity: Electrical current is 110 volts, 50 Hz. Flat two
and three-pin plugs are in use
Language: The official language is English, but a local
patois is also spoken
Currency and Banking: Jamaica uses the Jamaican
dollar. Major credit cards, Travellers' cheques and US
dollars are widely accepted.
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Unmn mlty of Technology
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34 Hargrinv Avenue
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Accommodation:. I _
Rose Hall Resort And Country Club, .
P.O. Box 999
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Rose Hall Resort & Country Club formerly, the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Country
Club, was once a legendary 18th-century sugar plantation, and to this day evokes the
island's historic charm and hospitality. Indulge in cool ocean breezes, a private beach,
the Caribbean's largest water park, and a championship golf course. Just 15 miles from
dazzling Montego Bay and only 15 minutes from the airport this all-inclusive
Jamaica hotel and resort offers spacious, luxurious accommodation and a breathtaking
Sir Donald Sangster's International Airport, Montego Bay is the recommended port of
Rates: Standard Room
The above room rates include breakfast and lunch but does not include the additional
24% taxes, resort tariff, and gratuities.
You must identify yourself as part of ACURIL, when making your reservation, to receive
the Group Rate.
- Make it a family affairs
Established in 1969, the Association of Caribbean
University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)
is a diverse, multi-cultural association. It brings together
information professionals from the English, Dutch, French
and Spanish-Speaking Caribbean region to share
professional experiences in support of a broad spectrum of
intellectual and educational endeavours.
What does ACURIL do?
*Provides a forum for professional discussion and meeting
*Promotes cooperative activities including the sharing of
*Provides an environment for scholarly interaction,
stimulating research and publication activities
*Hosts continuing education programmes e.g. hosts an
annual conference, generally held in May/June
*Unites people divided by language barriers
*Increases knowledge of library services in the region
*Affiliates with other professional Associations
Hermine C. Salmon
Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee,
University of Technology
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6. Jamaica
Tel: (876) 927-1614
Cell: 876- 538-6861
URL: wwwn'. or, rn
For further Information contact: ?','
Vice-President/President-Elect / Vice-Presidenta/Presidente Electo a.
Vice Presidente-Prdsidente IDsign6 I .
C/o COK Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.
66-70 Slipe Road, Kington 5
P.O. Box 377, Jamaica
Tel. 920-6501-5, ext. 2181 .
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Oneida R. Ortiz
ACURIL Executive Secretariat
Biblioteca Regional del Caribe y Estudios Latinoamericanos ',.
Sistema de Bibliotecas, Universidad de Puerto Rico *
P.O. Box 23317, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931
TeL 787-764-0000, x7916; 787-790-8054 ,
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