Along with many others, I’m attending the ACURIL (Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries) Conference in Haiti. ACURIL is always a wonderful, amazing, impressive, and important conference. Last night Michel Martelly, the President of Haiti, was one of the speakers for the Opening Ceremony. The opening ceremony also included presentations by the ACURIL President Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle (MLIS, President of ACURIL 2011-2012) and the first Haitian ACURIL President in 1989-1990 (which congress could not be held in Haiti) Mr. Jean Wilfrid Bertrand (General Director of the National Archives of Haiti).
The conference has already had many exciting speakers, with an much more coming up before the conference closing ceremony on Friday evening. It’s very exciting to be at ACURIL!