Friday, March 11, 2022
IATUL Annual Conference 2022

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 42nd Annual IATUL Conference, presented in a hybrid format from the University of Miami Libraries and the Florida International University Libraries in Miami, FL, USA.

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: Weaving our Future: Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries.

As higher education moves beyond the pandemic, libraries are positioned to lead in an environment in which teaching, learning, research and work practices are shifting. The IATUL 2022 conference will provide excellent opportunities to explore, learn and share diverse experiences. Proposals should consider:

• The changing landscape of research: open science; problem-based interdisciplinary research; community-based research; data governance.
• Trends in teaching and learning: virtual learning platforms; lifelong learning; education of librarians; digital fluency; critical information literacy.
• Space planning: permeable library facilities; incorporating outdoor spaces; healthy study and collaboration environments.
• Workplace and organizational culture: tele-work; workflow redesign; inclusive practices; new skillsets.

Proposals for papers should reflect international perspectives and provide insight into regional issues, with the aim of engaging attendees in networking and relationship/capacity building. A written paper will be required for the conference proceedings; however, a range of presentation formats are possible. Poster presentations are also invited.

Please submit your proposals online at:

The extended deadline for proposals/abstracts has been extended to March 27, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than April 8, 2022.

Learn more about the 42nd Annual IATUL Conference on the Conference Website!