To complement the traditional IATUL annual conferences and to overcome the unavoidable time limitation of a yearly meeting, special interest groups are meant to provide a continuous opportunity to create new approaches to challenges in librarianship by joint international efforts.
Each task force focuses on a particular subject area and defines its own terms of reference, together with long and short-term goals. Task forces are chaired by senior librarians who will be appointed by the IATUL Board.
Special interest groups will be encouraged to present the results of their work at Annual IATUL Conferences. The standard means of communication for Special Interest Groups will be e-mail and video conferencing.
Following requests from its membership, the International Association of University Libraries offers the opportunity for IATUL member library personnel to participate in its
- Special Interest Group for the Advancement of Library Services in Emerging Countries, SIG-ALICE
- Special Interest Group for Library Services related to Research Impact Measurement, SIG-METRICS
- Special Interest Group for Library Services related to Research Data Management, SIG-DATA
Beyond the support of their library director for their participation, members of special interest groups are expected to actively engage in communications such as email and video phone calls between meetings at conferences. They assume responsibility for achieving the targets suggested by the group and adopted by the IATUL Board of Directors, and implement projects assigned to them by the chair of the special interest group.
For expressions of interest or, for individual questions or further information please contact the IATUL Office.
We look forward to your applications.