Friday, March 23, 2012

A reminder that Early Bird registration for  2012 IATUL Conference in Singapore closes on 31 March.  To register please go to the website http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/iatul2012/Pages/home.aspx.

The theme of the conference is “Library Strategies for New Generation Users”. There will be 45 paper presentations from 25 countries and a poster session. Our invited keynote speakers will provide perspectives from different angles. Prof Rakesh Kumar is a professor of pathology at University of New South Wales and he will speak on his experience in teaching the new generation of students and what it holds for libraries. Mr Joe Murphy, librarian & technology trend spotter consultant is a well-known blogger who represents the new breed of librarians. Finally to round off the conference, we have Dr Susan Gibbons, University Librarian at Yale University, who has done illuminating work at Rochester University on academic libraries and the Net generation students.

Beside 3 days of conference sessions, we have arranged a day of learning and networking events comprising multi-faceted cultural heritage tours and a spellbinding night safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens to allow all to mingle and forge closer personal ties with an international crowd.