1st Day / 1er Dia / 1er Jour
2018-06-03
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Esmeralda
2d Day / 2do Día / 2ème jour
2018-06-04
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas D
Las Américas C
Las Américas B
Las Américas A, B y C
Las Américas A
Esmeralda
Coral
3d Day / 3er Día / 3d Jour
2018-06-05
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Las Américas A
Esmeralda
4th Day / 4to Día / 4ème Jour
2018-06-06
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Esmeralda
5th Day / 5to Día / 5ème Jour
2018-06-07
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Esmeralda
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Esmeralda
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas D
Las Américas C
Las Américas B
Las Américas A, B y C
Las Américas A
Esmeralda
Coral
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Las Américas A
Esmeralda
Onix II
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Esmeralda
Onix I
Lobby, Crowne Plaza
Las Américas C
Las Américas A, B y C
Esmeralda
10:00 - 12:00
Executive Council Meeting I (Closed Meeting)

Venue: Onix I

13:00 - 14:00
Resolutions Committee Meeting

Chair: Mrs. Almaluces Figueroa-Ortiz, Caribbean Regional Library and Latin American Studies, University of Puerto Rico (Spanish);

Members: Dr. Berthamae Walker, University of Bahamas (English); Mr. Erick Toussaint, FOKAL, Haiti (French); Mrs. Monique Alberts, Philipsburg Jubilee Library, St. Maarten  (Dutch)

Venue: Coral

13:00 - 16:00
Mounting of Exhibits by ACURILEAN Exhibitors

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza and Las Américas D

13:00 - 16:00
Mounting of Posters in the Caribbean Information Research Boulevard

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

13:00 - 16:00
Conference Registration, Exhibitors and Poster Registration

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

14:00 - 15:00
Orientation of New Members and First Time Attendees

English-speaking participants

Co-ordinators:  Ms. Cheryl Peltier-Davis  (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago) and Mr. Miguel Asencio (dLOC, Florida International  University, USA)

Venue:  Onix I

French-speaking participants
Co-ordinators: Mr. Erick Toussaint (FOKAL, Haiti) and Dr. Anne Pajard (Université des Antilles, Martinique-Guadeloupe)

Venue: Onix II

Spanish-speaking participants
Mrs. Jeannette Lebron-Ramos and Mr. Mario Torres-Ramos, (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid /Universidad de Puerto Rico)

Venue: Esmeralda

Dutch-speaking participants
Co-ordinators: Mr. Ronny R. Alders (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba) and Mrs. Astrid Britten (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba)

Venue: Coral

15:00 - 16:00
Vice President’s Meeting with Chairpersons of Special Interest Groups and Content Area Roundtables

Chair: Mrs. Monique Alberts, ACURIL Vice President 2017-2018

Venue:  Onix I

17:00 - 18:00
Rapporteur General’s Meeting with Moderators and Rapporteurs

Chair: Mrs. Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, Rapporteur General (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago)

Venue:  Esmeralda

08:00 - 15:00
Conference Registration

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

09:00 - 09:15
Opening of Conference

Master of Ceremony: Prof. Carmen Santos-Corrada (University of Puerto Rico)

Greetings and Welcome: Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal, ACURIL XLVIII President 2017-2018

Sra. Eloísa Marrero-Sena, Dra. Dulce María-Núñez de Taveras, Sr. Víctor Manuel Belén-Lora and Sra. Claranilmia Varga, Chairs, Local Organizing Committee, ACURIL XLVIII, Dominican Republic

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

09:15 - 10:00
Towards a More Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Open Access: OA at the Intersection of Social Justice

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Loida García-Febo

President Elect 2018-2019, American Library Association (ALA) and International Library Consultant

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

 

Ms. Loida García-Febo
President Elect 2018-2019, American Library Association (ALA) and International Library Consultant
10:00 - 10:45
Opening of Exhibits and Caribbean Information Research Posters Boulevard Exhibition

Launch of the Open Access Passport for prizes

BREAK

Venue: Las Américas D

10:45 - 12:15
Presentations based on Sub-Theme I: Open Access: Global and Caribbean Contexts

Open Access in Cuba Through Repositories of Information and Knowledge: The Case of the University of Holguin.

Presenter: Prof. Lourdes María Campins-Marrero (University of Holguin, Cuba)

Caribbean Libraries, Users and Future Directions of Open Access.

Presenter: Prof. Fay Durrant (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

Open Access Case Studies: A Look at Progress Internationally in Libraries and other Industries.

Presenter: Mr. John Atkin (Cranbury International, USA)

Innovation in Open Access to Scientific Production in the UPR: A Collaborative

Project by Dr. Jordi Maura, Dr. Mariano Maura Sardó, Dr. José Sánchez Lugo and Dra. Julia Vélez González.

Presenter: Dr. José Sánchez Lugo (University of Puerto Rico)

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

12:15 - 12:25
Photoshoot: Day 1 Presenters with President and Executive Council Members

Venue: Las Américas C

12:15 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
The Role of DOAJ in the Development of Open Access Journals in Latin America and the Caribbean

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Ivonne Lujano Vilchris

Associate Editor/Ambassador, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Latin America

Sponsored by Proquest – E. TECH Solutions, Corp.

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

Ms. Ivonne Lujano Vilchris
Associate Editor/Ambassador, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Latin America
14:15 - 15:15
Special Interest Groups Meeting I: Academic, Special Libraries and Information Technologies

Chair: Mr. Barry Baker (University of Central Florida, USA);

Co-Chairs: Ms. Cheryl Peltier-Davis (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Dr. Anne Pajard (Université des Antilles, Martinique-Guadeloupe)

Online Access and Use of Local Material: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Knowledge Organizations: The Case of the Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform (DCDP), University of Curaçao.

Presenter: Mr. Irwin K. Korstjens (University of Curacao)

Librarian, Heal Thyself: Professional Impediments to Open Access Initiatives in The English-Speaking Caribbean.

Presenter: Ms. Cherry Ann Smart (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

Open Educational Resources (OER) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Educational Institutions: New Opportunities and Challenges. 

Presenter: Dr. Paulette Stewart (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

Venue: Las Américas C

14:15 - 15:15
Special Interest Groups Meeting I: Archives and Documents Management

Chairs: Mrs. Margot Thomas (National Archives of St. Lucia); Ms. Lorraine Nero (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Ms. Izaskun Herrojo-Salas (Archivo General de la Nación, República Dominicana)

Taking a Special Collection out into the Field using Historypin.

Presenter: Ms. Tanya Manassi (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

The Protection of Literary Archives in the Caribbean: Challenges and Perspectives.

Presenter: Ms. Isabelle Mette (Université des Antilles, Martinique-Guadeloupe)

Venue: Onix I

14:15 - 15:15
Special Interest Groups Meeting I: Research in the Information Field/Students Roundtable

Chair: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico)

Integration of Government Geographical Data in “Open Access” for the Physical-Space Analysis in Civil Engineering and Architecture at Puerto Rico Politechnic University (PUPR).

Presenters: Prof. Antonio Tardí-Galarza (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Library) and Prof. Digna Delgado-López (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Library)

Open Educational Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education.

Presenter: Mrs. Adele Merritt- Bernard (The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Jamaica)

Productivity Tools: The Case of the General Library at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez.

Presenters: Dr. Anidza Valentin, Prof. Grisell Rodriguez, Prof. Hilda Teresa Ayala and Prof. Jaquelina Álvarez (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)

Venue:  Onix II

 

14:15 - 15:15
Special Interest Groups Meeting I: National, Public and School Libraries

Chair: Mrs. Astrid Britten (Biblioteca Nacional, Aruba)

Don’t Overlook this Open Source of Information! Open Government Data.

Presenter: Ms. Jacqueline Howell Nash (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica)

Finding and Promoting Caribbean Open Access Audio Books, and Especially Caribbean Children’s Audio Books.

Presenter: Dr. Laurie N. Taylor (University of Florida, USA)

Venue: Esmeralda

15:15 - 15:45
Visits to Exhibitors and Caribbean Information Research Posters Boulevard Exhibition

Break

Venue: Las Américas D and Lobby, Crowne Plaza

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Roundtable Meetings: Evidence-Based Practice and Continuing Professional

Chairs: Dr. Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida); Dr. Elizabeth Pierre-Louis (FOKAL, Haiti); Ms. Jane Smith (University of Suriname)

Creating an Open Access Professional Portfolio.

Presenter: Dr. Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, USA)

Open Pathways to Professional Development: A Survey of the Continuing Professional Development Activities of Special Librarians in Jamaica.

Presenter: Marsha-Gay P. Robinson (National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica)

People with Functional Diversity within the Universal and Open Access Framework for Study and Research: Strategies for the Development of Competencies.

Presenter: Miss Gretchen Carrasquillo-Ramos (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico)

Venue: Las Américas A

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Roundtable Meetings: Cultural Heritage

Chairs: Mrs. Monique Alberts (Philipsburg Jubilee Library, St. Maarten); Mrs. Dorcas Bowler (National Library and Information Services, Bahamas)

Freeing the Puerto Rican Film Heritage: An Open Access Digital Repository: a Project in Progress.

Presenters: Mr. Juan R. Dávila-Reyes and Mr. Juan R. Soto-Rosa (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)

Open Access Movement, Implications for Memory and Human Rights. Presenter.

Presenter: Ms. Aquiles Castro (Archivo General de la Nación, República Dominicana)

Robert Jeandor, International Musical Icon and Ambassador: 12 Years of a Search and Conquest from Aruba to the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and Beyond: A Documentary.

Presenter: Dr. Mirto Laclé (Cultural Liaison, Aruba)

Venue: Las Américas B

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Roundtable Meetings: Agriculture, Environment and Green Libraries

Chair: Mrs. Astrid Britten (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba)

Crossing Perspectives on the Accessibility of Scientific Production in the Caribbean Space: Libraries, an Alternative Today and Tomorrow.

Presenter: Mr. Jimmy Borgella (BIBLIOTHECOM, Haiti)

The Climate is Changing: Food and Agriculture Must Change Too.

Presenter: Mr. Ronny R. Alders (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba)

Venue:  Onix II

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Roundtable Meetings: Virtual Reference Services and Electronic Resources

Chair: Mrs. Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid /University of Puerto Rico); Co-Chairs: Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Mr. Mario Torres Ramos‎ (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid /University of Puerto Rico)

Open Access Resources: New Alternatives for the Virtual Reference Services.

Presenter: Mrs. Jeannette Lebrón-Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Universidad de Puerto Rico)

Focused Training for University Students in the use of the Library’s Electronic Resources: Lessons Learned

Presenter: Mrs. Sandra L. Thomas (The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)

The Open Access Initiative and the Development of Repositories in Academic Libraries.

Presenter: Mr. Mario Torres Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid /Universidad de Puerto Rico)

Venue: Las Américas C

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Roundtable Meetings: Virtual Health Libraries in the Caribbean

Chair: Prof. Carmen Santos-Corrada (Conrado Asenjo Library, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus)

The BIREME Virtual Health Libraries in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities.

Presenter: Prof. Carmen Margarita Santos-Corrada (Conrado Asenjo Library, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus)

Trinidad and Tobago’s Contribution to BIREME’s MedCarib Database.

Presenters: Mrs. Ayaana Alleyne-Cumberbatch, Mrs. Beverly Adams-Baptiste and Mr. Ray Ganessingh (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago)

Proposal of an Institutional Repository (RI-CEDIMAT) for CEDIMAT Centers in Dominican Republic: The Information Generated in a Health Institution.

Presenter: Ms. Carmen Yris Olivo (CEDIMAT Biblioteca Dr. Juan M. Taveras, República Dominicana)

Venue:  Esmeralda

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Rountable Meetings: Organization and Retrieval of Information

Chair: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (University of Puerto Rico);
Co-Chair: Prof. José Robledo-González (University of Puerto Rico)

The Teaching of the Organization and Retrieval of Open Access Information Resources, at the University of Puerto Rico, with the AACR2 and RDA Rules, Applying the Blue Ocean Strategy and the Theory of Significant Learning.

Presenters: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda and Prof. José Robledo-González (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico)

Discussion to Create the Community of Practice of the Organization and Recovery of ACURIL Information.

Presenter: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico)

Venue: Coral

15:45 - 16:45
Content Area Rountable Meetings: Law and Social Science

Dr. Marisol Florén-Romero (Law Library, Florida International University, USA)

Open Access in Venezuela: An Action Plan.

Presenter: Professor Elsi Jiménez (Universidad Central de Venezuela,
Venezuela)

Harnessing Information and Knowledge in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Region for Economic Development.

Presenter: Mr. Emerson O. Bryan (Bryan Consultancies Inc., Barbados)

Global Online Access to Legal Information, GOALI.

Presenters: Prof. Teresa Miguel-Stearns (Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, USA) and Mrs. Nina E. Scholtz (Cornell University Law Library, USA)

Venue: Onix I

19:00
Opening Ceremony and Reception

Keynote Speaker: Eng. José Armando Tavarez-Rodríguez

Past President of the Asociación Dominicana de Rectores de Universidades- ADRU (Dominican Association of University Chancellors), and Chancellor of the Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas (ITLA) / 2016-2018,

El Acceso Abierto en República Dominicana: Situación y Perspectivas en la Educación Superior

Venue: Las Américas A,B,C

Eng. José Armando Tavarez-Rodríguez
Past President of the Asociación Dominicana de Rectores de Universidades - ADRU (Dominican Association of University Chancellors), and Chancellor of the Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas (ITLA) / 2016-2018
08:00 - 15:00
Conference Registration

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

09:00 - 10:00
Strategies and Practicalities for the Use of Open Access Resources

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Nicholas L. Cop, Founder and General Manager, COP | Digital Information Solutions S.A. de C.V, Mexico City

Venue: Las Américas A,B,C

Mr. Nicholas L. Cop
Founder and General Manager COP | Digital Information Solutions S.A. de C.V., México City
10:00 - 10:30
Visits to Exhibits and Caribbean Information Boulevard Posters Exhibition

Break

Venue: Las Américas D and Lobby, Crowne Plaza

10:30 - 12:00
Presentations based on Sub-theme II – Open Access and Policy, Strategy and Advocacy

Creative Commons Licenses within the Open Access Initiative.

Presenter: Mrs. Jeannette Lebrón Ramos (Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid /Universidad de Puerto Rico)

Institutional Repositories and Electronic Dissertation Theses: Rights and Permissions in Copyright. 

Presenter: Ms. Cherry Ann Smart (The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica) and Ms. Sophia Clarke (Jamaica Intellectual Property Office)

The Other Darker Side of Open Access Publishing and the Implications for Academia.

Presenter: Beverley A. Wood (The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)

Fake News, Post-Truth and Social Networks: The Library, Mediator in the Search for Objectivity.

Presenters: Aida E. Montero de Jiménez (Juan Bosch Library of the Global Democracy and Development Foundation (FUNGLODE),  República Dominicana  and Srta. Izaskun Herrojo Salas (Archivo Nacional de la Nación, República Dominicana)

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:05 - 12:15
Photoshoot: Day 2 Presenters with President and Executive Council Members

Venue: Las Americas C

 

13:00 - 14:00
ACURIL General Assembly I

Chair: Kumaree Ramtahal, ACURIL President 2017-2018

AGENDA

1. Welcome and Opening Remarks from ACURIL’s President

2. Minutes of ACURIL 2017 Conference – Puerto Rico

3. Reports

3.1 President: Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal

3.2 Executive Secretary: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda

3.3 Treasurer: Mrs. Almaluces Figueroa-Ortiz

3.4 Vice President: Mrs. Monique Alberts

3.4.1 Permanent Committees

3.4.2 Special Interest Groups

3.4.3 Special Content Area Roundtables

3.4.4 Nominations

4. Any other Business

Venue:  Las Américas A, B, C

14:00 - 15:30
Solidarity Afternoon

St. Maarten in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Presenter: Mrs. Monique Alberts (Philipsburg Jubilee Library, St. Maarten)

Puerto Rico and its Experience with Hurricane Maria.

Presenter: Prof. Hilda Teresa Ayala-González (General Library, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)

Rethinking Open Access: A Case Study of ACURIL’s Disaster Social Mediathon.

Presenters: Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal  (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Dr. Elizabeth Pierre-Louis (FOKAL, Haiti); Dr. Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, USA);  Ms. Cheryl Peltier-Davis (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Mr. Miguel Asencio (dLOC, Florida International University, USA);  Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of Puerto Rico)

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

15:30 - 16:00
Visits to Exhibits and Caribbean Information Boulevard Posters

BREAK

Venue: Las Américas D and Lobby, Crowne Plaza

16:00 - 17:00
Exhibitor’s Roundtable

Coordinator: Mr. Luis Joel Crespo (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus); Co-Chair: Sr. Víctor Manuel Belén-Lora (Biblioteca Universidad Católica Nordestana (UCNE), Santo Domingo, República Dominicana)

Photoshoot : Exhibitors with President and Executive Council Members

Venue:  Las Américas A

16:00 - 17:00
Concurrent Workshops: Research4Life: Access to Research in the Developing World

Presenters: Teresa Miguel-Stearns (Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, USA) and Mrs. Nina E. Scholtz (Cornell University Law Library, USA).

Venue: Onix II

16:00 - 17:00
Concurrent Workshops: The World Bank Group Open Access Resources: Tips & Tricks from a Librarian

Presenter: Mr. Eduardo Quintero-Orta (World Bank Library, USA)

Participants can bring laptops for hands-on experience

Venue:  Esmeralda

16:00 - 17:00
Concurrent Workshops: Enhancing Your Professional Internet Search Skills

Presenter: Eric Kokke (GO opleidingen, Netherlands)

Venue:  Las Americas B

16:00 - 17:00
Concurrent Workshops: Beyond Open Access: Discoverability & Reach in a Caribbean Libraries’ Context

Presenter: Cristina Irving Turner (Emerald Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom/Panama)

Limited to 25 persons.

Venue: Onix I

16:00 - 17:30
Special Workshop on Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Assessing, Planning and Protecting Cultural Collections

Keynote Presentation:  Ms. Danielle Fraser

Library Conservator, National Library of Information System Authority  (Trinidad and Tobago)

Venue:  Las Américas C

19:30
Merengue, Bachata and Passion for Information: A Cultural Evening

Venue: Las Americas A, B, C

08:00 - 15:00
Conference Registration

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

09:00 - 10:00
Presentations based on Sub-Theme III: Innovation and Trends

Koha Open Source Library Management System: The University of Guyana Library Experience.

Presenters: Gwyneth George, Ms. Simone Bernard (Turkeyen Campus, University of Guyana) and Ms. Somattie Sayrange (Berbice Campus, University of Guyana)

Open Educational Resources: Opportunities, Issues and Challenges. 

Presenter: Ms. Devika Ramsigh (Valencia College, Orlando, USA)

Venue: Las Américas  A, B, C

10:00 - 10:30
Visits to Exhibits and Caribbean Information Research Posters Boulevard

Break

Venue: Las Américas D and Lobby, Crowne Plaza

10:30 - 11:30
Concurrent Presentations/Workshops

Open Source and the Library Platform Revolution.

Presenter:  Eric Block (EBSCO, USA)

Venue: Las Américas A

The Ins and Outs of Copyright Licenses and how to Select and Implement a Creative Commons License.

Presenter:  Ms. Lisette Rosini (University of Curacao)

Venue:  Esmeralda

Virtual Reality Harlem:  Creating an Interactive Exhibit.

Presenters:  Dr. Bryan Carter and Ms. Elaina Norlin (African American Research Library and Cultural Center, FL,  USA)

Venue: Onix I

Digital Humanities Tools for Disaster Response: Hosting Mapathons and Telling Our Stories.

Presenter: Dr. Laurie N. Taylor (USA)

Venue:  Las Américas B

Preparing Your Open Access Journals for the DOAJ.

Presenter: Ms. Ivonne Lujano Vilchris (Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Limited to 25 persons.

Venue: Las Américas C

11:30 - 12:30
Exhibitors’ Panel on Open Access

Featuring Our Four Top Sponsors of ACURIL 2018

Venue:  Las Américas C

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch

Deadline for submitting completed entries for the Open Access Passport to Prizes

12:30 - 12:40
Photoshoot: Day 3 Presenters with President and Executive Council Members

Venue: Las Américas C

13:30 - 14:30
Special Interest Group Meetings II: Research in the Information Field/Students Roundtable

Chair: Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda (Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, University of  Puerto Rico) 

The Case for Open Access Publications: A Study of the University of Technology (UTECH) Library Services.

Presenter: Ms. Hirfa Morrison (Wesley Powell Learning Resource Centre, Jamaica)

Towards an Open Access Policy for Libraries at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus: From an Idea to a Proactive Action.

Presenters: Pablo E. Marrero-Rivera, Ms. Loyda Nieves-Ayala, Mr. Gladymir Santamaría-Encarnación, Mr. Luis Joel Crespo-González;  Ms. Arlene García-Elías, Mr. José Pérez-Vargas, Ms. Joan Quiñones Eliza, and Ms. Ketty Rodríguez-Casillas (University of Puerto Rico) 

Potential Demand for Scientific Literature in Dominican Universities and the Importance of Open Access.

Presenter: Dr. Giovanna Riggio-Olivares (Researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, ​Dominican Republic​)

Venue: Onix II

13:30 - 14:30
Special Interest Group Meetings II: National, Public and School Libraries

Chair: Mrs. Astrid Britten (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba)

The Impact of Libraries in Small States: Media and Information Literacy, Sustainability and Building Partnerships, Towards a 21st Century Information Society.

Presenters: Mr. Peter Scholing and Mrs. Astrid Britten (Biblioteca Nacional Aruba)

El Acceso Abierto En Las Bibliotecas: Una Oportunidad Para Las Personas Con Discapacidad.

Presenters: Arlene Severino and Mr. Alexis Román (Biblioteca Nacional de la República Dominicana).

A Look at the US National Institutes of Health Commitment to Open Access.

Presenter: Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, USA)

Venue: Esmeralda

13:30 - 14:30
Special Interest Group Meetings II: Archives and Documents Management

Chairs: Mrs. Margot Thomas (National Archives of St. Lucia);  Ms. Lorraine Nero (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus,  Trinidad and Tobago) and Ms. Izaskum Herrojo-Salas (Archivo General de la Nación, República Dominicana)

When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Response and Salvage of Collections Damaged by Water.

Presenter: Ms. Danielle Fraser (National Library and Information Systems Authority, Trinidad and Tobago)

Venue: Onix I

 

13:30 - 14:30
Special Interest Group Meetings II: Academic, Special Libraries and Information Technologies

Chair: Mr. Barry Baker (Florida, USA) ;  Co-Chairs:  Ms. Cheryl Peltier- Davis (The University of the West Indies,  St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago); Dr. Anne Pajard (Université des Antilles, Martinique-Guadeloupe)

A Community Approach to Organizing, Sharing and Preserving the Scientific and Creative Works of an Institution: The Case of The University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Mayagüez Institutional Repository.

Presenters: Prof. Hilda Teresa Ayala-González, Prof.  Jaquelina Alvarez, Dr. Anidza Valentin, Prof. Grisell Rodriguez (General Library, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)

Aggregation and Access of Open Access Content for Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museum All Under One Source: WorldCat.

Presenter: Daniel Boivin (OCLC, Canada)

Venue:  Las Américas C

14:30
Library Visits
08:00 - 15:00
Conference Registration

Venue: Lobby, Crowne Plaza

09:00 - 10:30
Experiences of the Open Access Movement in Dominican Republic: Libraries, Archives and Museums

Presenters:

Dr. Magdalena Cruz (President of the Research Network of the Dominican Association of Rectors, RIADRU, República Dominicana);

Mrs. Eloísa Marrero-Sera (Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña-UNPHU, República Dominicana);

Dr. Dulce María Nuñez de Taveras (Pontificia Univerisdad Católica Madre y Maestra – PUCMM, República Dominicana);

Ms. Izaskun Herrojo-Salas (Archivo General de la Nación, República Dominicana);

Dr. Eleuterio Ferreira-Calderón (Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio- INAFOCAM, República Dominicana)

Venue: Las Américas A,B,C

10:30 - 11:00
Visit to Exhibits and Caribbean Information Research Posters Boulevard

Break

Venue: Las Américas D and Lobby Crowne Plaza

11:00 - 12:00
Concurrent Presentations based on Sub-theme IV: Professional Development and User Education (Session II)

Disaster Information Specialist Courses in the Open Environment.

Presenter: Mrs. Niala Dwarika-Bhagat (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago)

Digital Archives and Disaster Preparedness.

Presenter: Miguel Ascencio (dLOC, Florida International University, USA)

Venue: Esmeralda

11:00 - 12:00
Concurrent Presentations based on Sub-theme IV: Professional Development and User Education (Session I)

The Hard Reality of Open Access in Academic Promotion and Tenure.

Presenters:  Dr. Ardis Hanson and Ms. Krystal Bullers (University of South Florida, USA)

Rise of Video as an Increasingly Popular Pedagogical Tool.

Presenter: Rebecca Evans (SAGE Publishing, United Kingdom)

Venue:  Las Américas C

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:05 - 12:15
Photoshoot: Day 4 Presenters with President and Executive Council Members

Venue: Las Americas C

13:00 - 14:00
Concurrent Workshops

Information Hacks: The Use of Free On-Line Tools to Make Life Easier for an Information Specialist.

Presenters: Mr. Eric Kokke (GO opleidingen, Netherlands) and Cheryl Peltier-Davis  (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago)

Venue: Onix I

Visual Identity Design: Taking Marketing to a Whole New Level.

Presenters: Elaina Norlin and Mr. Ithan Payne   (African American Research Library and Cultural Center, FL, USA )

Venue: Onix II

Open Access Reference Management: Zotero and Mendeley. 

Dr. Anidza Valentin and Prof. Grisell Rodriguez (General Library, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)

Venue:  Esmeralda

Empowering Libraries to Support and Increase Research, Submissions and Publications in High Quality Open Access Journals.

Presenters: Denise de la Rosa (BMJ, New Jersey, USA)

Venue: Las Américas C

14:00 - 14:30
Draw for Open Access Passport

President’s  Programme Committee, Trinidad & Tobago/Local Organizing Committee, Dominican Republic

Venue: Las Américas C

14:30 - 16:00
ACURIL General Assembly II

Chair: Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal, ACURIL President 2017-2018

AGENDA:

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President
  2. Reports of Special Interest Groups

2.1 Academic, Special Libraries and Information Technologies

2.2 Archives and Records Administration

2.3 National, Public and School Libraries

2.4 Research in the Information Field and Students Roundtable

  1. Report of Special Content Areas Roundtables

3.1 Agriculture, Environment and Green Libraries

3.2 Continuing Education and Professional Development

3.3 Health Sciences and Evidence-based Practice

3.4 Law and Social Sciences

3.5 Organization and Retrieval of Information

3.6 Virtual Health Libraries

3.7 Virtual Reference Services and Electronic Resources

  1. Report of Elections by Scrutiny Committee
  2. Resolutions
  3. Any other Business
  4. Change of Gavel. Installation of the New Executive Council 2018-2019

Venue: Las Américas A, B, C

16:00 - 16:30
Break
16:30 - 17:30
Executive Council Meeting II (Closed Meeting)

Venue: Onix I

19:30
Closing Ceremony of the 48th ACURIL Conference

Master of Ceremony:

Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Executive Secretary

Message from the Local Organizing Committee 2017-2018, Dominican Republic

Message of Outgoing ACURIL President 2017-2018,
Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal
Message of Incoming President 2018-2019,
Mrs. Monique Alberts
Vote of Thanks: Dr. Berthamae Walker
Installation of New Executive Council Members 2018-2019,
Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Executive Secretary
ACURILEAN Evening of Awards:
Dr. Luisa Vigo-Cepeda, Executive Secretary

ACURILEAN Banquet

Venue: Las Americas A, B, C

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