ACURIL executive council is pleased to announce the ballot for the upcoming elections that will take place at the ACURIL 2022 CURACAO on June 8th, 2022.

•Institution (2022-2025)

•2 vacancies – 3 nominations

– Mongui Maduro Library, Curacao – Lianne Leonora

•Lianne Leonora is a Curaçaon historian and social activist who researches social, cultural and political effects of colonialism on identity formation and nation building in the former Dutch colonies through the lens of critical race theories studies, post- and decolonial studies and critical discourse theories. She currently serves as Senior Information Specialist in charge of conserving the Dutch Caribbean Cultural Heritage and Jewish Archives of the Mikvé-Israël Emanuel Congregation of Curaçao at Mongui Maduro Library, Curaçao. She is an IFLA Licenced Caribbean Trainer for the Building Strong Libraries Associations Program and collaborates with local and international organizations. One of her professional life goals is to collect and share knowledge, raise awareness about conservation and documentation of Cultural Heritage and Caribbean History with a focus on ensuring a de-colonial and/or inclusive and truly accessible documentation of the cultural heritage while highlighting local, regional and global connections.

Université des Antilles – Service Commun de documentation – Sylvain Houdebert 

Directeur des bibliothèques de l’Université des Antilles en Martinique et en Guadeloupe, j’ai le même âge qu’ACURIL.
Conscient de l’importance de l’association qui permet aux professionnels de la  Caraïbe de se rencontrer et de dialoguer,
je serais honoré de représenter mon université, ainsi que les Antilles francophones, au sein de la famille d’ACURIL et de son Conseil exécutif.

Nomination from the floor / Nomination del piso / Nomination de l’Assemblee

-Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo – Eusebio De la Rosa Amarante

•Maestrante en Bibliotecologia y Ciencias de la Información, Posgrado en Historia del Caribe Maestría en Historia Dominicana Lic. En Educación mención Bibliotecologia Miembro de American Library Association ALA, REFORMA.

•Electo Miembro personal del Comité Ejecutivo 2012 y 2013 Miembro del Comité local organizador de ACURIL 2010 y 2018. Conferencia ACURIL 2015 Presentación de póster 2014 y 2019

•Association (2022-2025)

•1 vacancy – 2 nominations

–  Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) Mr. Mark-Jeffery Deans

Mr. Mark-Jeffery Deans is the librarian and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS), at the University of the West Indies, Mona. With over 20 years of experience as an educator; he holds both a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Library and Information Studies from the UWI, with a minor in International Relations. He also holds a Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed.) from The Mico University College. As such his qualifications and experience span the fields of Education and Library and Information Studies. He has to his credit, several peer-reviewed journal publications/book chapters which focus on Media and Information Literacy, Academic Librarianship and Information Seeking Behaviour. Mr. Deans is the Immediate Past President of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA); having served two successful terms as president (2020/2021). Prior to that he served as 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of the Association for the 2019/2020 Executive year. He currently serves on the Executive as the DLIS representative. Mr. Deans’ work as an information professional has seen him contributing to various professional organizations locally and regionally. His participation and contribution include his current role as the Regional Director for Latin America/Caribbean, the Board of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and is also a Member of UNESCO Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). He is a member of the Board of Management for the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ). Mr. Deans is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston, Jamaica.

– Association des Bibliothecaires de France -Guadeloupe, Ms. Suzy Duport

•« Je suis membre de l’association des bibliothécaires de France depuis plusieurs années. Je contribue également en qualité de bénévole à la valorisation de projets associatifs dans l’événementiel culturel. Je suis engagée contre l’invisibilité des filles, des femmes-artistes en Guadeloupe. Je suis très sensible aux questions liées aux droits humains et libertés dans le monde. J’apprécie l’innovation et les challenges. »

•Personal (2022-2024)

•1 vacancy – 1 nomination

– Ronny Alders, Aruba

•Mr. Ronny Reinold Alders started to work in 1991 at the National Library of Aruba in Oranjestad as a public employee of the Government of Aruba. Mr. Alders was in charge of the school library bovenbouw at the Colegio Arubano H.A.V.O. and V.W.O. in Oranjestad from November 2010 until June 2012. Mr. Alders started to work temporarily on October the 4th at the library branch of the National Library of Aruba in San Nicolas. Mr. Alders has actively participated in ACURIL since 2004. Mr. Alders has served three times in the Executive Council of ACURIL representing the personal members from 2008 until 2009, from 2009 until 2010 and from 2021 until 2022 and has been nominated in the category Personal Member in the Executive Council of ACURIL for the period of 2022 until 2024. In 2009 Mr. Alders was awarded with the prestigious Acurilean Information Professional Star in Gosier, Guadeloupe. In 2013 the Green Education Symposium of the National Library of Aruba received the prestigious Albertina Perez de Rosa Award in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2017 the Green Education Symposium of the National Library of Aruba received the prestigious Flamboyan Award in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Alders has been coordinating the educational symposiums of sustainability for the National Library of Aruba since 2012 until now. In the meantime, the word green has been changed to sustainable. The Xth Sustainable Education Symposium Aruba 2022 was a huge success! Mr. Alders is a charter member of University of Aruba Toastmasters Club, an awarded member of University of Aruba Toastmasters Club and an officer of University of Aruba Toastmasters Club.
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