June 1-5, 2009

Pre-Conference Seminar-Workshop June 1, 2009

OCLC Caribbean Users Group Meeting

Hébergement / Accomodation / Alojamiento
Hotel Arawak. Pointe de la Verdure, 97190 Gosier, Guadeloupe
Tel.: +59 05 90 84 24 24 ; Fax +59 05 90 84 38 45


The Future of Libraries within the framework of Sustainable Development

El Futuro de las Bibliotecas dentro del marco del Desarrollo Sostenido


Important Dates:
Submission of Abstracts February 28, 2009
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection March 7, 2009
Final submission due March 31, 2009
Early bird conference registration March 31, 2009
Pre-Conference: OCLC Caribbean Users Group Meeting June 1, 2009
Conference period June 1-5, 2009
The President of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), Mme Bea Bazile, invites proposals for poster presentations at ACURIL XXXIX, to be held from June 2-5, 2009, at the Hotel Arawak. The theme of the conference is The Future of Libraries within the Framework of Sustainable Development.

This Call for POSTER PRESENTATIONS is open to all information specialists including, librarians, archivists, record administrators, and educators in the field of information science, as well as information providers.

What is a Poster Presentation?

The aim of the poster presentation is to provide opportunities to share experiences. It is, therefore, a presentation in a poster board that advertises a service, a product, a topic, a research endeavor. It allows viewers to walk by and observe a particular work being presented, discuss and share ideas. At ACURIL XXXIX GUADELOUPE, the poster sessions will aim to provide a forum for information professionals to highlight and share successful ideas and experiences with colleagues by presenting a research study, a special project, a problem-solving strategy, an innovative program or service in library and /or information services focusing on the conference topics. Bulletin boards will be provided to display the posters. Presenters will be required to bring finished displays to Guadeloupe.

Topic guidelines:

To effectively explore the conference theme, The Future of Libraries within the Framework of Sustainable Development, three broad subject areas have been chosen as sub-themes for ACURIL 2009, as follows:

• The sustainable development in society and libraries: a new paradigm
• Changes in the perception of the Library concept to ensure social responsibility with imagination and innovation: buildings, collections. Staff and users, with what vision, mission and goals…
• From local to global: changes in directions in order to change behavior: solidarity, cooperation and training

Posters will be presented from Monday, June 1 through June 5, 2009.

Poster presentations must address any of the sub-themes of the conference:
• The sustainable development in libraries: a new paradigm?
• Changes in the perception of the Library concept to ensure social responsibility with imagination and innovation: buildings, collections. Staff and users, with what vision, mission and goals…
• From local to global: changes in directions in order to change behavior: solidarity, cooperation and training.

The poster display should include a statement of the theme or problem, objectives of the research, project or idea being presented, the methodology used to solve the problem or implement the program, the major findings or outcomes and their significance, and conclusions.

How to Submit a Poster Proposal Abstract:

The deadline for poster board presentation abstract is February 28, 2009. Poster presentations can be in any of the three official languages of ACURIL – English, French or Spanish.

Proposals may be submitted by e-mail or hard copy. Proposals must include:

  • Poster presentation title
  • Abstract (200 – 500 words)
  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Position/title of presenter(s)
  • Employer/institutional affiliation(s)
  • Mailing address(ess)
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail
Notification of acceptance of a poster presentation will be made no later than March 7, 2009. Poster session abstracts will be published in the final program.

Format of Poster Presentations :

No electrical support or Internet connections are available in the poster area. An effective poster presentation must visually demonstrate the key elements or significant points of a theme, product or service related to the conference.

• The dimensions of posters should be 3 feet wide x 4 feet high; that is, 36 x 48 inches.
• Impresions may be in paper, from a Power-Point presentation or common poster characteristics.
• Screen prints, charts, drawings, photographs, and other graphics along with text, to illustrate the presentation, are encouraged.
• Lettering should be simple, bold, and easily legible from a distance of four feet.
• Posters may be accompanied with handouts.
• All materiasl to be displayed should be prpared before arrival. Supplies will not be available at the conference site.

Paper Format:

By March 30, 2009, each presenter must provide one hard copy and one electronic format document. The electronic format document must be sent as a Microsoft Word file.
Font style: Times New Roman 11pt
Margins 1″ all around
Page size: 81⁄2 x 11”

Paper Headings:

Title heading – Times New Roman 12pt, Bold, centered all caps
Sub-headings – Times New Roman 11pt, centered
Name and title, institutional affiliation, e-mail – Times Roman, 11pt,
Sub-headings: Flush left , bold, regular style.
Paragraph Indentation: 5 spaces from left
Paragraph spacing: Single
Bibliography citation style: Amercian Psychological Association (APA)

Kindly submit proposals and enquires to:

Mme. Bea Bazile
ACURIL President 2008/2009
Directrice de la Bibliothèque
Bibliothèque Départementale de Prêt
BP 102 Quartier Desmarais
37109 Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

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