Thursday, June 1, 2023
Applications period starts for 2024

IATUL offers a grant of up to 4,000 Euro to staff from member libraries to investigate and provide outcomes on current issues of importance to IATUL members.

Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member library with the support of their University Librarian/Director.

Only one application for a grant can be accepted from any IATUL member in each calendar year. The application period for the year 2024 starts on the 1 June and will end on the 30 September 2023.

You will find detailed information about the criteria and conditions as well as our application form on our website.

The IATUL Board is looking forward to receiving your applications.


Friday, May 19, 2023
SIG IL Webinar 2023

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy invites you to the following webinar:

Critical Perspectives on Generative Artificial Intelligence.
The Role of the Information Literacy Librarian.

Date:   31 May, 2023
Time:  15:00-16:30 CET (Please check your time zone)

Webinar link

This webinar will explore the implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence on library services, research, and instruction. From exploring the role of the Information Literacy Librarian to considering the impact of AI on student learning, this event will provide a unique opportunity to explore the potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence in an engaging and thought-provoking way.

About the speakers:

Dr Andrew Cox

Senior Lecturer Information School, University of Sheffield, UK.
Artificial Intelligence and the Library

Andrew’s research and teaching focuses on the response of the information profession to such trends as datafication and the rise of artificial...

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Monday, May 15, 2023
IATUL Seminar 2023 in Türkiye

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s IATUL Seminar will be held at Atatürk Culture Center, Konak, İzmir, Türkiye, between 4-7 September 2023, hosted by İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) and supported by the IATUL Board of Directors.

The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. The conference theme is “Libraries as Transformers”.

IATUL offers access to an influential and inclusive community of university and research libraries from around the world. It brings together library professionals from over 70 countries to exchange ideas, expand professional networks, create new collaborations, and work together on multinational projects exploring the current significant challenges.

Libraries as Transformers

The digital age has offered libraries a tremendous opportunity to transform themselves into places where people can get access to a wide variety of digital resources and learn how to use digital technologies effectively. They have then become hubs of information, technology, and community engagement, thereby acting as transformers of the society at large in its dealings with education, work,...

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Nomination deadline: 30th April 2023
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IATUL is calling for interested and qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, the executive body of IATUL responsible for leading the development of the Association, its strategic direction, and actions.

IATUL is looking for a nomination to represent Europe (1 seat)

Ordinary and Associate Members may propose representatives for election. Nominations shall name the candidate and shall show evidence of the candidate's consent. Nominators must be official representatives of a member institution. The decision as to who shall be invited to join the Board will be made by the Board and presented to the General Assembly for approval in 2024.

Members of the Board are elected for a term of three years and shall be eligible for immediate re-election to one additional term. Candidates are expected to take an active part in the endeavors of the IATUL Board of Directors, especially by attending Board meetings and taking on responsibilities related to assigned tasks and roles on the Board. The Board meets four times a year. Board members are expected to attend in person at the Annual Conference and...

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Friday, March 17, 2023
4 days of learning, sharing, and connecting

After 4 amazing days of learning, sharing, and connecting, the annual IATUL Conference 2023 in the United Arab Emirates has come to an end.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the IATUL Conference 2023 at every step of the way, our wonderful delegates and speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and our team onsite. We hope, everyone enjoyed the great exchanges and exiting discussions in a relaxed atmosphere on the campuses of Zayed University and the American University of Sharjah.

Shukran and we hope to see you again in the UAE!

We are already looking forward to the IATUL Conference 2024!

Monday, March 13, 2023
The wait is over!

This year's annual IATUL Conference in the UAE finally started today!

It takes place in the United Arab Emirates from 13 - 16 March 2023, proudly hosted by Zayed University in Dubai and the American University of Sharjah.

The Conferenceis in full swing with the opening ceremony including a heartfelt welcome from IATUL President Dr. Anna Wałek and the Organising Committee-Chair Lillian Li.

Check out the exciting program featuring local and international speakers!