Sunday, March 22, 2009

Conference: ACURIL XXXIX: The Future of Libraries Within The Framework Of Sustainable Development

Mme. Béa Bazile, President of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), announces the 39th ACURIL’s Conference to be held 1-5 June, 2009, at the Hotel Arawak, Pointe de la Verdure, 97190, Gosier, Guadeloupe.

The theme chosen for this conference is

Le devenir des bibliothèques dans le cadre du développement durable ? / The future of libraries within the framework of sustainable development ? / El futuro de las bibliotecas dentro del marco del desarrollo sostenido.

To effectively explore the conference theme, the following topics have been selected as sub-themes:

  • The sustainable development: 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 general informations about the Conference (conference, hotel and exhibitors registration ; call for papers, workshops and poster presentations) have been posted in the Conference website at

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For individualized invitations, kindly write to ACURIL President, Mme. Béa Bazile, Directrice de la Bibliothèque Départementale de Prêt, BP 102 Quartier Desmarais, 97109 Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies []

For additional information about the conference, kindly contact Mme. Danielle Renier Deglas, Coordinator ACURIL 39 []