The XLIV conference of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) is taking place from the 8th – 12th June 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas, with the synchronous theme:
Libraries, Archives and Museums: Gateways to Information Literacy & Cultural Heritage
I have had the very great honour of being invited by the President of the ACURIL, Dorcas Bowler, to be a keynote speaker at this exciting, cutting edge conference. It is thrilling to this author and researcher that a full conference is being held on this vitally important theme, as libraries, archives and museums move towards convergence in being gateways and catalysts to information literacy and cultural heritage. My own book, Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a model for lifelong learning, addressed this very theme last year, and my subsequent research into user attitudes and perceptions in Cape Town, has yielded more data of interest. A full copy of the conference brochure with more information about the conference and its location is available here .
I am filled with anticipation to meet colleagues from the Caribbean to share knowledge, ideas, strategies, and to network. This is THE conference I have always wanted to attend! 🙂