The Association of Caribbean University (UNICA) recognized the need in the late 1960s for close cooperation among university and research libraries in their region, so they initiated the first conference of librarians in university and research libraries, which was held in Puerto Rico in 1969. At that conference, the independent Association of Caribbean University and Research Libraries (ACURIL) was voted into existence. Dr. Alma Jordan was elected the first president, Dr. Perez de Rosa the first Vice-President of the Association, and Ms. Vigo-Cepeda, first Secretary-Treasurer.
In 1976, the organization was renamed the Association of Caribbean University, Research, and Institutional Libraries, providing ample space for all information units in the Caribbean. The major objectives of ACURIL are as follows:
ProQuest supported and participated in last year’s event in the Bahamas, and the previous year’s conference in Puerto Rico. This year ProQuest is exhibiting and sharing our newest regional initiatives and product updates in Suriname. Participants are learning about tools and products that make research and discovery simple, efficient, and fun. We feature solutions for your researchers' needs, such as:
We plan to attend and continue to contribute to the 46th annual conference, which will be hosted next year in Haiti. à l'année prochaine…