ORANJESTAD — Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) will be holding its 49th conference in Aruba from June 2nd until June 6th 2019. The conference will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG’s ) which serves as a framework of the United Nations 2030 agenda. Theme of the conference is: ‘Access and opportunity for all: Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’.
The National Library of Aruba has the honor to host and organize this conference that will take place at the Renaissance Aruba Convention Center. There will presentations of 3 key-note speakers, Maaike Toonen (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), Arno Boersma (Center of Excellency) and dr. Cees Hamelink. There will be also workshops and exhibitions by different providers of libraries systems and information centers.
Other topics are:
- Information services aimed at poverty alleviation and food security
- Promote literacy and lifelong learning
- Libraries and sustainability
- Libraries contributing to peaceful and just societies
- Integrated strategies to achieve multiple SDGs
The Local Organizing Committee of Aruba would like to extend an invitation to the entire community of Aruba to take part to the ACURIL Conference. To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local artist Ryan Oduber created the logo for this conference. “The conch has a nurturing reference but is also still a means of communication through local and regional music. The “sound colors” are from the Sustainable Development Goals International logo and represents that we all are part of the problem, but most importantly: the solution”, says Oduber.