Friday, December 4, 2015

37th Annual IATUL Conference,

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

5 – 9 June 2016

The IATUL 2016 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters which should reflect the conference theme: Library Leadership in a Sea of Change

Libraries are developing services for new emerging trends such as data management and curation, scholarly communication/publishing, copyright, open access, text and data mining (TDM) and digital initiatives. Libraries are also reshaping spaces to better respond to the ever changing and growing needs of end user communities. We see more and more collaboration between different units in order to create new and better learning environments where different professionals are joining forces to use their skills and knowledge to support their different communities.

This year’s theme: Library Leadership in a Sea of Change reflects not only our host Institutions’ locale by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity for you to share your cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries. The programme will be organized around the following five sub-themes:

  • Collaboration
  • Preparing the workforce, skills development
  • Changing role of libraries in scholarly communication and assessment
  • Physical library; Learning spaces
  • Data management/Science

Call for papers and posters deadline: 15 January 2016

Proposals must be submitted online and must contain:

  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) of the paper
  • Paper abstract (2,000 characters incl. spaces maximum)
  • Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address
  • Biographical note on the speaker (500 characters incl. spaces maximum)
  • Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere
  • Proposed papers must be written in English

Online proposal submission

* Please note potential speakers must register as an Author before submitting a proposal.

Selection criteria:

The IATUL Programme Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for proposals/abstracts: 15 January 2016
  • Notifying of speakers acceptance: 15 February 2016
  • Final abstract, biographical note and passport size photograph for conference programme: 14 March 2016
  • Full text of paper and IATUL Copyright form: 18 April 2016
  • Submission of Power Point Presentations: 20 May 2016