ACURIL XXXVIII Montego Bay, JAMAICA, June 1-6, 2008

The e-librarian: ideas, innovation and inspiration!

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an integral part of life and for the librarian and other information professionals. 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 38th ACURIL Conference, hosted by LIAJA (Library and Information Association of Jamaica) 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 competencies 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 productive way.

Registration Fees

Members (Early Bird, March 31, 2008) US$225 (Late) US$250
Non-members (Early Bird, March 31, 2008) US$250 (Late) US$275
Student US$125
Retirees US$150
Accompanying Persons US$125

Accommodation
Rose Hall Resort and Country Club
P.O. Box 999
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Tel. 1-866-831-9896
Visit the Rose Hall
http://www.rosehallresort.com

Rates: Standard Room
Single US$180 Double US$210 Triple US$291

JAMAICA Basics

Visa, Passport Requirements: No visa required for United States, Canadian, United Kingdom or CARICOM nationals. A passport and an onward ticket to your country of permanent residence are required.

Time: Local time is GMT – 5 hours
Electricity: Electrical current is 110 volts, 50 Hz. Flat to 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.

Co-Coordinators of the Local Organizing Committee

Hermine Salmon, University Librarian, University of Technology, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica. Tel. (876)927-1614 e-mail: hsalmon@utech.edu.jm

Karen V. Barton (Mrs.), Acting Senior Director, Jamaica Library Service, 2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 5, Jamaica W.I. . Tel. (876) 906-4396; Fax (876)926-2188
e-mail: jamlibs3@yahoo.com

ACURIL’s President
Adele Merrit Bernard; c/o COK Co-operative Credit Union, 66-70 Slipe Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica ;
Tel. (876)926-0640 (Work); (876)815-3149 (Cell.) E-mails: acuril38jm@yahoo.com ; acuril38ja@gmail.com

Conference Local Organizing Committee e-mails: acuril38@yahoo.com ; acuril38@gmail.com
For Conference and Hotel Registration visit ACURIL XXXVIII JAMAICA
http://www.nlj.org.jm/acuril/ACURIL08.htm
ACURILNET: http://acuril.uprrp.edu

Source: e-librarian conference bulletin


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