Today at ACURIL XXXVIII JAMAICA

THURDAY 5TH JUNE 2008
e-Librarian: Ideas, Innovation & Inspiration

EXHIBITIONS OPEN – ALL DAY – PRE-FUNCTION ROOM
(Upstairs and Downstairs)
POSTER PRESENTATIONS – ALL DAY – PRE-FUNCTION ROOM (Upstairs)
INTERNET CAFE – ALL DAY – NEGRIL ROOM

8:00AM – 12 NOON External Lobby Registration

9:00AM – 4:00PM

Falmouth Room

IFLA/FAIFE Workshop. Loida Garcia-Febo, Assistant Co-ordinator, Special Services, Queen’s Library, New York, USA and Barbara J. Ford, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programmes

MODERATOR: To be selected from participants on the floor.
RAPPORTEURS:To be selected from participants on the floor.

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Rose Hall Ballroom

Innovation Begins with “I”. Tony Tallent, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

MODERATOR: Margaret Rouse-Jones
RAPPORTEURS: Joy Ysaguirre (Belize), Abul K. Bashirullah (Venezuela), Lacroix Jefferson de Dieuseul (Haiti)

10:30AM – 12 NOON
Elections to the Executive Council

COFFEE BREAK 10:30AM – 11:00AM

11:00AM – 12:30PM

Rose Hall Ballroom
Libraries: Innovative and Inspiring. Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer, Delft Public Library, Netherlands

MODERATOR: Wilfred Jean Bertrand (Haiti)
RAPPORTEUR: Monique Alberts (St. Maarten)

Hanover Room

dLOC Digitization Toolkit – develop your own digital resources. Mark Sullivan, University of Florida, USA

MODERATOR: Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Puerto Rico)
RAPPORTEUR: Allison Phills (St. Kitts)

Port Antonio Room

E-Challenges and Initiatives: an acquisitions perspective, a case study of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Libraries, Arlene Dolabaille and Mariella Pilgrim, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

MODERATOR: Valerie G. Francis (Jamaica)
RAPPORTEUR: Prisca Ischemo (Jamaica)

Mount Zion

The Changing Face of Serials Collections: the case of the University of the West Indies Library, Mona, Evadne McLean, Margarette Pearce, Judith Rao, UWI, Mona, Jamaica

MODERATOR: Marva Bradford (Jamaica)
RAPPORTEUR: Meerabai Gosine-Boodoo (Trinidad)

Cornwall Room

Energize your Catalogue: the Aquabrowser Experience of Northern Caribbean University. Grace Carr-Benjamin, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica and Luis Cabrera, RR Bowker

MODERATOR: Ronny Alders (Aruba)
RAPPORTEUR: Stella Sandy (Trinidad)

Trelawny Room

Exploring Virtual Reference: a new horizon for Caribbean Libraries, Kumaree Ramtahal, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Devika Ramsingh, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad

MODERATOR: David Drysdale (Jamaica)
RAPPORTEUR: Audrey Saddler (Jamaica)

LUNCH BREAK 12:30PM – 2:00PM

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Rose Hall Ballroom
Academic Libraries SIG

A Forum on E-Libraries, E-Learning and E-Environment: an informal discussion on trends and issues in today’s academic libraries. Focuses on e-services such as virtual reference, e-learning such as distance education and e-literacy, web 2.0 and library 2.0.

MODERATOR: Barry Baker (Florida, USA)

Port Antonio
National and Public Libraries SIG

MODERATOR: Annette Smith (Barbados)

Trelawny Room
School Libraries SIG

MODERATOR: To be selected at the Conference

Cornwall Room
Special Libraries SIG:

MODERATOR: Ardis Hanson (Florida, USA)

Hanover Room
Research in the Information Field SIG and Student’s Roundtable

Podcasts of Information Professionals in the Caribbean: Learning , Doing Preserving and Facilitating Access to All. Part III. A seminar-workshop, Graduate students Yumarys Polanco-Almonte, Cindy Jiménez-Vera, Yadira Avendaño-Avendaño, Arelys Fernández-Troche and Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Coordinator; Team of the ACURIL Caribbeana Project / Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies of the University of Puerto Rico.

MODERATOR: Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Puerto Rico)

Mount Zion Room
Archives and Records Management SIG

MODERATOR: Margot Thomas (St. Lucia)

3:00PM – ONWARDS FREE AFTERNOON and EVENING

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