Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation
Call for Papers

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 40th Annual IATUL Conference in Perth, Western Australia, 23-27th June 2019.
IATUL offers an influential and inclusive community of university library directors from around the world. The Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to share views and develop new collaborations. Papers are invited on the following theme:

Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation

Technology has disrupted the role and the identity of the academic library, providing many opportunities and challenges requiring leadership and innovative solutions. These include digital and open sources of knowledge, online tools and services for students, teachers and researchers, and the increasingly important, but changed, role of the library’s physical place on campus. Proposals should consider:

  • Next Generation Information Discovery and Access
  • Best Practice in Information and Digital Literacy
  • Structures and Skills for Future Work
  • Library Spaces for Outstanding Student Experience and Research Excellence...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
40th IATUL Conference Perth 2019
University Club of Western Australia

The 40th Annual IATUL Conference will be held at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University in Perth, Australia from 23 June to 27 June 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives, visit award-winning libraries, and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

The topics for the conference will be:
• Next Generation Information Discovery and Access
• Best Practice in Information and Digital Literacy
• Structures and Skills for Future Work
• Library Spaces for Outstanding Student Experience and Research Excellence
• Pathways to F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Research
• Strategic Advocacy and Partnerships, Locally and Globally
• Value and Impact with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


Monday, September 3, 2018
IATUL Seminar 2018
Banner IATUL Seminar Munich 2018

IATUL invites you to attend the IATUL Seminar 2018 at the Technical University of Munich University Library in Munich, Germany from 3 – 5 December 2018.
The registration is open now. Find more information on program, fees and accommodation on the event website.

Under the heading “Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace” the event will bring together librarians and representatives from the business sector, and offer the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the differences between information literacy as part of a university study program, and information literacy in the workplace.
Information Literacy in the Workplace is a relatively new and increasingly important area of research in library science. Many libraries offer information literacy programs in order to help students to find, access and use literature for their studies and final papers. But to what extent does instruction in Information Literacy help people in their future employment?

Conference languages are German and English.


Thursday, July 19, 2018
Libraries for the Future – from Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

Oslo, Norway – Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
June 17-21 2018

Conference report by Dr. Charles Eckman

The 39th annual conference of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) was held in Oslo (Norway) from 17 to 21 June 2019. This year’s conference was hosted by the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) University Library (former Oslo and Akershus University College, Library and Learning Center) and was entitled “Libraries for the Future – from Inspiring Spaces to Open Science”.

The conference for academic libraries gathered 209 participants from over thirty countries who discussed international collaboration and presented the latest solutions applied in library technology. The participants included librarians, information scientists and other higher education professionals representing several countries including Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda...

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Call for Applications

The International Association of University Libraries offers a grant of up to € 4,000 for staff from its member libraries to travel to other IATUL libraries.

Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member library. Applications for 2019 are accepted until 30 September 2018.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Information Literacy in an International Context
IATUL SIG Information Literacy Webinar Series

Thank you for your interest in the IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy webinar series. Very happy to see so much interest. Some of the dates are already fully booked.

For those who cannot attend the live webinars: Recordings will be made available online after the webinar sessions on the IATUL SIG IL website.