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About Laurie N. Taylor

As the Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, I provide leadership for technology and partnerships with the UF Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. My work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thoughts are my own. Pronouns: she, her.

CFP: ACURIL 2018 REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA will take place 3-7 June in Santo Domingo

ACURIL 2018 REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA will take place 3-7 June in Santo Domingo

The ACURIL 2018 Conference will be devoted to OPEN ACCESS. ACURIL joins the International Open Access Week this year and it is pleased to announce the Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops.
Key Dates:
Submission of Abstracts : December 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2018
Final paper due: April 30, 2018
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Invitation from Kumaree Ramtahal, ACURIL President 2017-2018

Greetings to all Information Professionals, Exhibitors and Friends,
As we celebrate the global event of Open Access Week from October 23 – 29, 2017, I bring warm greetings to you as President of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL).
I am very happy to invite all ACURILEANS, Information Professionals, Exhibitors and Friends to participate in the 48th Annual ACURIL Conference to be held in the Dominican Republic from June 3-7, 2018. The theme of the conference is entitled Open Access in Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions.
It revolves around four sub-themes:
1. The Global and Caribbean Context
2. Policy, Strategy and Advocacy
3. Professional Development and User Education
4. Innovation and Trends
I invite you to respond positively to the Call for Papers and submit your proposals for paper presentations, workshops and poster sessions as we explore the many facets of Open Access and its impact on Libraries, Archives and Museums. Your contribution will add value in advancing the knowledge of Open Access in the ACURIL community.
Our colleagues in the Dominican Republic are actively involved in planning and organizing to host a successful conference, therefore I look forward to your support and participation in the 2018 ACURIL conference.
See you in the Dominican Republic June 3-7, 2018!
Warm Regards,
Kumaree Ramtahal 
President ACURIL 2017-2018
For the Call For Papers Contact:
Ms. Kumaree Ramtahal, MLIS
ACURIL President 2017-2018
and Chair, Conference Programme Committee
Email address: acuril2018@gmail.com
With copy to:
Ms. Lorraine Nero, MLIS
Co-Coordinator, Conference Programme
Email: Lorraine.Nero@sta.uwi.edu
ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL LIBRARIES


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