Saturday, 1 January 2011

IASL 2011 Conference to be held in Kingston, Jamaica

This year the Caribbean will be hosting the major international librarianship forum and conference for school librarians (provided that weather/climate permits and there are no incidents or accidents; in other words, pray that there will be no hurricanes or extraditions that will result in national unrest).


Event: 40th Annual Conference incorporating the 15th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship

Theme: School Libraries: Empowering the 21st Century Learner

Venue: The University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica

IASL/IFLA Pre-Conference Satellite Meeting- August 5, 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops - August 7, 2011

URL: http://www.iasl-online.org/events/conf/2011/

2 comments:

Cheryl T. said...

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Australia suggests that extreme caution should be exercised if travelling to Jamaica. Crime, lawlessness and civil unrest is extreme. Should I be worried about personal safety? How will the attending delegates be assured of safety whilst in Jamaica.

M. Scale said...

Please view this URL by the US Department of State on travel to Jamaica, which is perhaps a more balanced report than the Department of Foreign Affairs in Australia, seeing that there is no embassy or consular for Australia in Jamaica.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1147.html#safety

The conference will be held on the university grounds of the University of the West Indies, which is safe. There is also campus security presence as well as a police station on Campus. Taxis and transportation are available from the airport to one's destination and can be chartered when persons want to get around.