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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Website Relaunch

A website and all pages attached are like a house or a library if you prefer. After a while, the technology used so far is outdated, everything looks old-fashioned, the floor squeaks in every corner. At some point, it is about time to modernise the whole complex. That is, what we have done at the IATUL Office. After many months of brainstorming, conceptualising, writing, erasing, rewriting, consultation with our friends from TUM Library IT & Technical Services, designing, texting, and 4729 cups of coffee, we are proud to present the new IATUL website to you. It offers you a fresh look, is optimized for mobile terminals and you can find here all important information on IATUL and its members. In a continuous development we aim to make the website a platform focusing on our members because they are IATUL’s core.We hope you like it and welcome any suggestion to make it even better.

Enjoy your new portal to the International Association of University Libraries!

Christine Friebolin, Annette Kiefer, Pia Ludwig, Marita Müller, Claudia Sand (Library IT), Kerstin Weinl (Library IT)

Thursday, June 1, 2017
IATUL Conference 2016 Halifax

The proceedings of the 2016 IATUL Conference in Halifax that have copyright clearance are now available at Purdue e-Pubs.

The 37th IATUL conference took place at the Dalhousie University Libraries in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 5 to 9 June 2016. The Conference was held under the heading "Library Leadership in a Sea of Change".

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Call for Applications

The International Association of University Libraries offers grants of up to € 2,000 to staff from member libraries to travel to other member libraries for periods of at least two weeks to investigate current issues of importance to IATUL libraries. Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member library with the support of the university librarian. Only one application for a grant can be made from one member library in each calendar year. Applications for 2018 are accepted until 30 September 2017.

Find more information and the nomination form under International Study Programme.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Services in Developing Countries
IATUL Directors's Summit, Windhoek 2017, quiver trees

The two-day workshop aims to identify the ways in which the fast-paced world of information technology is influencing library services at southern African universities. It will also set the stage for potential IATUL initiatives to approach challenges universities libraries in the region might be experiencing in their service delivery and development. The workshop will be conducted in a World Café format to encourage discussion and the emergence of focus driven solutions. The target group of the workshop is university library directors only.

We look forward to welcoming you in Namibia! Go to event website (link is external) for further information and registration.

Monday, May 1, 2017
Embedding Libraries - Service and Development in Context

With its variety of services, managerial responsibilities, incorporating treasures from the past into the digital world, connecting continuity with innovation, and preparing our patrons for the challenges in a networked information society, the modern university library is a cosmos in itself. It remains, however, part of the university, and is always linked to the service requirements of its members and goals set by the university management. Therefore, the library’s mandate and all our endeavours are primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes, along with library services resulting from our mission. The consequences are manifold, go far beyond local concerns, and will be reflected in the theme of this year’s conference.

Make use of this opportunity to discover state of the art developments in librarianship and to catch up with colleagues from all over the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event in Bolzano! Go to event website (link is external) for further information.

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