Edwidge Danticat: Keynote speaker at ACURIL-HAITI, June 5th, 2012

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Since the publication of her debut work Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has won praise as one of America’s brightest, most graceful and vibrant young writers. In this novel, and in her National Book Award-nominated collection of stories, Krik? Krak!, Danticat evokes the powerful imagination and rich narrative tradition of her native Haiti, and in the process records the suffering, triumphs, and wisdom of its people. Author Paule Marshall has said of Danticat, “A silenced Haiti has once again found its literary voice.”

Born in Haiti in 1969, Danticat, like the protagonist of her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, at the age of twelve left her birthplace for New York to reunite with her parents. She earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University. More recently, she has received an ongoing grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation.

Critical acclaim and awards for her first novel included a Granta Regional Award for the Best Young American Novelists, a Pushcart Prize and fiction awards from Essence and Seventeen magazines. She was chosen by Harper’s Bazaar as one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference, and was featured in a New York Times Magazine article that named “30 Under 30” creative people to watch. This winter, Jane magazine named her one of the “15 Gutsiest Women of the Year.”

Danticat’s second novel, The Farming of Bones, based upon the 1937 massacre of Haitians at the border of the Dominican Republic, was published in September 1998 by Soho Press.

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Call for Poster presentations- Acuril XLII Haiti 2012

The President of ACURIL Mrs Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle cordially invites you to present a poster presentation at the ACURIL XLII Conference to be held at the KARIBE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, HAITI, 4-8- June 2012.

What is a poster presentation?

Poster sessions provide a forum for librarians to share successful ideas 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. The aim of the poster presentation is to provide opportunities to highlight and share experiences. Bulletin boards will be provided to display the posters. Presenters will be required to bring the finished displays to Haiti.

 Topic guidelines

Poster presentations can be in any area of the information field. Poster presentations will take place from June 5 -8, 2012, and will be located at the KARIBE HOTEL.

Poster participants will be required to be present at their display during the periods announced in the programme.

 

Deadline for poster presentation proposals

The deadline for the presentation proposals is February 29 th 2012.

 

Format of poster presentation

Pictures, graphs, data, text, and handouts can be used to illustrate the presentation. No projection facilities will be available. Effective poster presentations must highlight through a visual display, key points or parts of any area or topic on the information product or service.

 

How to submit a poster presentation proposal

Poster presentations can be in any of the three official languages of ACURIL – English, French and Spanish.

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

  •  Poster presentation title
  • Abstract (200-500) words)
  • Name of the presenter (s)
  • Position/Title of the presenter(s)
  • Employer/Institutional affiliation
  • Mailing address(es)
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address(es)

Notification of acceptance of a poster presentation will be made no later than March 16th, 2012

Poster session abstracts will be published in the final proceedings.

Please send all proposals to :

Mrs. Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle

E-mail : acuril2012Haiti@gmail.com

 

Call for Papers -Acuril XLII Haiti 2012

The President of ACURIL Mrs Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle invites proposals for paper presentations at the ACURIL XLII conference to be held at the KARIBE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, Haïti 4-8 June 2012.

 

The theme of the conference

The theme of the Conference is:

365 DOORS OPENED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL  INFORMATION REVOLUTION. ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS

Much has been written and said about the new digital era and the consequences of the rapid developments in ICT for the information profession. However this conference will focus on the social, cultural and economic and political aspects of the Information society.

The purpose of the paper presentations

This Call for Paper Presentations is intended to encourage librarians, archivists, record managers, museum experts, and other information professionals to share ideas, developments, challenges and solutions to topics and issues in the information field. Papers can be practical or theoretical and should stimulate or propose viable action.

The sub-themes

The sub-themes identified for discussion are as follows:

  • ECONOMIC IMPACTS (new media, e-commerce, cost  of upgrades)
  •  CULTURAL IMPACTS (cultural heritage, archives, digital libraries)
  • SOCIAL IMPACTS (social networks, libraries, distance learning,professional standards and training)
  • POLITICAL IMPACTS (e-governance, citizenship, citizen media, globalization)

Topic guidelines

Paper presentations must speak to one of the above mentioned sub-themes.

Presentation format

  •  Each presenter will be given 20 minutes maximum to present their paper. It is recommended that presenters highlight key points and not read their paper
  • 10 minutes will be allowed for questions and answers
  • All presenters must prepare a full paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings
  •  All papers will be included in the proceedings and must be received by  April 13, 2012.

How to submit a paper presentation proposal

The deadline for paper presentations proposals is February 29, 2012. Papers can be presented in any of the three official languages of ACURIL- English, Spanish and French. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail or hard copy. Proposals must include:

  •  Title of paper
  • Abstract (200-500 words)
  • Name of the presenter (s)
  • Position/title of presenter (s)
  • Employer/Institutional affiliation (s)
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address(es)

Notification of acceptance of a paper presentation will be made no later than March 16, 2012.

Please send all proposals to:

Mrs. Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle

E-mail : acuril2012Haiti@gmail.com

Call for workshops – Acuril XLII Haiti 2012

The President of ACURIL Mrs Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle invites proposals for workshop presentations at the ACURIL XLII conference, to be held at the KARIBE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, Haiti May 4-8 June 2012.

 

The theme of the conference

The theme of the Conference is :

365 DOORS OPENED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL  INFORMATION REVOLUTION. ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS

Much has been written and said about the new digital era and the consequences of the rapid developments in ICT for the information profession. However this conference will focus on the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of the Information society.

The sub-themes

The sub-themes identified for discussion are as follows:

  •  ECONOMIC IMPACTS (new media, e-commerce, cost  of upgrades)CULTURAL IMPACTS (cultural heritage, archives, digital libraries)
  • SOCIAL IMPACTS (social networks, libraries, distance learning, professional standards and training)
  •  POLITICAL IMPACTS (e-governance, citizenship, citizen media, globalization)

Topic Guidelines

Workshop presentations must speak to one of the above mentioned sub-themes.

How to submit a workshop presentation proposal

The deadline for workshop proposals is February 29, 2012.

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

  •  Workshop title
  • Abstract (200-500 words)
  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Position/Title of the presenter(s)
  • Employer/Institutional affiliation
  • Mailing address (es)
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address(es)

Notification of acceptance of a workshop presentation will be made no later than February 29, 2012

 

Lettre d’invitation de la Présidente d’Acuril

Lundi 23 janvier 2012
Chers collègues et amis
Salutations de Pétion-Ville, Haiti.
La 42e conférence de l’association des Bibliothèques Universitaires, de Recherche et Institutionnelles de la Caraïbe (ACURIL) se tiendra du 4 au 8 juin 2012 dans la magnifique République d’Haiti

Cet événement unique et tant attendu est organisé, pour la première fois, en terre haïtienne, première République Noire du monde, par une équipe collaborative comprenant différents collègues, spécialistes de l’information en Haiti, sous le leadership de ma présidence. Cette activité se réalisera sous l’égide bienveillante du Président de la République d’Haiti, son excellence Michel Joseph Martelly, homme de musique et grand supporteur de la culture haïtienne.
Le thème choisi cette année est: 
365 PORTES OUVERTES SUR LA REVOLUTION DES TECHNOLOGIES. IMPACTS : ECONOMIQUES, CULTURELS, SOCIAUX ET POLITIQUES
Nous avons conjugué nos efforts afin d’offrir un espace de formation significatif pouvant favoriser l’acquisition de nouvelles connaissances et le développement des capacités, en tant que membres de la Communauté professionnelle acurileenne.
Lors de son quarante-deuxième anniversaire, ACURIL offrira un espace d’enrichissement à ses membres, ainsi qu’à d’autres professionnels de l’information de la Caraïbe,en proposant une réflexion critique sur les nouvelles technologies et leurs impacts dans notre pratique quotidienne.
Notre événement présentera des conférences clés, séminaires, des ateliers pratiques, ainsi que des expositions de l’industrie de  l’information avec des mises à jour importantes, afin de s’assurer que l’objectif de formation soit atteint. Le comité d’organisation local a travaillé d’arrache pied afin d’offrir l’environnement propice et rendre votre séjour sur cette terre d’Haïti mémorable.
Partageons nos expériences et profitons de cet environnement d’apprentissage et de découverte d’Haïti chérie.
Je serai très honorée de vous recevoir personnellement.
Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle
Conservateur
Directeur Exécutif
Institut Haitiano Americain
Champs de mars
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Acuril XLII, Haiti (4 -8 juin 2012)

ACURIL XLII – HAITI
4–8 June/junio/juin 2012
      KARIBE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
365 PORTES OUVERTES SUR LA REVOLUTION DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION. IMPACTS : ECONOMIQUES, CULTURELS, SOCIAUX ET POLITIQUES
365 DOORS OPENED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL  INFORMATION REVOLUTION. ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS.
365 PUERTAS ABIERTAS SOBRE LA REVOLUCION DE LA INFORMACION TECNOLOGIA. IMPACTOS : ECONOMICOS, CULTURALES, SOCIALES Y POLITICOS.