Tuesday, June 15, 2021
IATUL Seminar
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IATUL is issuing a call for proposals to host the 2021 IATUL Fall Seminar. IATUL hosts several different types of events in close cooperation with local partners. The main event is the Annual IATUL Conference. In addition, IATUL typically hosts a Seminar in autumn. Additional Directors’ Summits or Focus Workshops may also be offered throughout the year, in response to proposals from member libraries.

The autumn seminar is devoted to a theme of importance to the members and hosted by an IATUL member institution.  Recent themes have included: sustainable crisis management in libraries (Innsbruck, 2020); open science and data management (Gdansk, 2019); and workplace information literacy (Munich, 2018). For the Fall 2021 IATUL Seminar there is some financial support available to support the event.

IATUL events aim to support a professional and close exchange among the member libraries by giving the possibility to meet international colleagues in person. The focus is on creating long-lasting positive synergies from IATUL’s strong global network of institutions. Aside from the valuable content delivered at these events, they stand out because of the high level of...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
41st Annual IATUL Conference 2021
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The Library of Faculdade de Engenharia at Universidade do Porto, in Portugal, cordially invites you to attend the 41st Annual IATUL Conference, which will be held on July 13 - 15, 2021.

The evolution of the pandemic situation forced the decision to convert this year's Conference to an online format only. The conference organizers have selected the FLOOR virtual conference platform which offers many experiential equivalents of an in-person meeting. Conference registration is free but required in  order to take advantage of the full virtual conference experience (check

The sessions will also be streamed to IATUL's YouTube channel, allowing other interested viewers to follow the presentations.

The Conference's theme is "Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors". The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when Higher Education institutions expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and...

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors

Considering the pandemic situation's evolution, we decided to convert this year's Annual Conference to an online format only.

The Libraries of Universidade do Porto are very proud to host the 41st IATUL Annual Conference from 13 July to 15 July 2021 and promote the discussion of libraries' role in establishing partnerships between universities, research, and society. A particular focus on developing services and support provided to the constantly changing environment will lead the discussion.

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when higher education institutions expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are essential components of these open initiatives. The recent developments in research to fight COVID-19 emphasize the advantages of open collaboration. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives by developing new and innovative services and infrastructure.

Although it will not be possible to benefit from Porto's beautiful city and excellent Portuguese weather,...

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Monday, March 1, 2021
New Members

IATUL currently has more than 260 members from more than 70 different countries worldwide. Each member brings in new perspectives and multifaceted experiences and specialized knowledge, and thus is an enrichment for the IATUL community.

A warm welcome to new IATUL members!

March 2021

University of Islam Malang – Library
Malang, Indonesia
Ms Lilik Ernawati Firdaus

February 2021

St. Francis Xavier University – Angus L. Macdonald Library
Antigonish, Canada
Mrs Sandy Iverson

Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University - Library
Tangerang Selatan Banten, Indonesia
Mr Amrullah Hasbana

The University of the West Indies – The Alma Jordan Library
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Mr Ahmed Ali

January 2021


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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
News for Members
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Our topics in December 2020:

1. President’s message
2. 41st General Assembly Webinar: report
3. IFLA IATUL joint statement on publisher pricing models
4. IATUL Director’s Summit: Sustainable Crisis Management in Libraries
5. 41st Annual Conference will be online

Please find here the current IATUL Newsletter

Thursday, October 22, 2020

On behalf of the member institutions of both our associations, we are writing to the publishers and service providers of the publishing industry about the 2021 subscriptions and renewals of electronic resources and databases.  We want to make the industry aware that universities, schools, industries, and libraries worldwide are facing significant budget cuts for the next fiscal year as a result of the  COVID-19 pandemic, and that library subscription is an area that is being looked at for potential savings.  To assist libraries and institutions in this possible financial crisis, we request that you support them by reducing prices in 2021. We greatly appreciate such generous gestures already extended by many publishers and vendors, and honestly expect a similar approach from the rest.

Christine Mackenzie, FALIA
President International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Charles Eckman,
President International Association of University Libraries (IATUL)

22 October 2020