ACURIL Puerto Rico Chapter is a non-profit organization for members of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries. It is made up of professionals and information students that reside in Puerto Rico. It was established on June 25, 2003 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a result of the celebration of the XXXIII Annual Conference of ACURIL in the Island. The purpose of the Chapter is to contribute to the development, enrichment and strengthening of the ACURIL action program, in an integrated and concerted manner, throughout the year.
The colleagues and students interested in participating in ACURIL can be affiliated to the Chapter in several categories, such as: personal member, associate member, retiree, or student. Any trusted member of the main organization, can enter the Chapter, within the same classification to which it already belongs.
The Chapter identifies among its objectives:
- To promote the goals and objectives of ACURIL in Puerto Rico;
- To encourage the affiliation of new members to ACURIL;
- To facilitate the mechanisms for communication, exchange of ideas and resources between ACURIL and its members in Puerto Rico;
- To promote enthusiasm for the organization, and encourage the attendance and participation of members of ACURIL in Puerto Rico to the annual conferences and other activities of the organization;
- To contribute to the integral program development of ACURIL.
ACURIL Puerto Rico Chapter recognizes and distinguishes excellence in alliance and collaboration efforts of local or regional information units as communities of practice, evidenced by the implementation of successful information projects, to the benefit of their particular clientele in the Caribbean. To this end, the Alliances and Collaborative Projects in Information Units in the Caribbean, Albertina Pérez de Rosa Award was established and awarded since 2004.