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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
41st IATUL Conference Porto 2020

The submission deadline for Call for Papers for the 41st Annual IATUL Conference has been extended.
 

New deadline is 2 February 2020.

You will find more information about Call for papers on the conference website.

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
IATUL Conference 2020

To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant Programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. IATUL Travel Grants will be awarded to first-time attendees of this conference. Applications are encouraged from librarians at any institution that is an IATUL member or would qualify for IATUL membership. When applying for a Travel Grant, please remember that English is the official language of the organization and its annual conference.

Travel grants are not intended to cover the full cost of attending the conference. The maximum amount of the grant for one person for this conference is 1.000,- Euros. This must be used to cover conference registration and the remainder for other travel related expenses. Please note that the conference organizer is not able to offer assistance with visa applications. Individuals who have been awarded an IATUL Travel Grant in the past will not be eligible to apply again.

How to apply for a Travel Grant

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Registration Available
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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites registrations for the 41st Annual IATUL Conference in Porto, Portugal (12-16 July 2020).

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.

The theme for the 2020 conference is “Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors” and highlights the alignment of academic libraries' roles to the emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are essential components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles in facilitating these initiatives through the development of new and innovative services and infrastructure.

An exciting program featuring local and international approaches is being developed, with keynote speakers and communication proposals representing different parts and views from all around the world.

Registration is...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
New Newsletter for IATUL Members

Welcome to your IATUL Newsletter November 2019

This Newsletter is a new format to inform all IATUL members and interested librarians about the association's ongoing activities. It will be sent out twice a year via e-mail and published as PDF on IATUL website.

Our topics of November Newsletter are:

  1. IATUL Seminar in Gdansk, Poland 9-11 December 2019
  2. The Global Impact of Academic Libraries. Cornell University Webinar Series. Webinar 1, 25th October 2019
  3. 41st Annual Conference in Porto, Portugal 12-16 July 2020
  4. IATUL Strategy and our Aspirations 2020-2022
  5. IATUL SIG-ALICE Webinar for Cambodian Academic Librarians
  6. IATUL Travel Grant Programme
  7. 40th Annual IATUL Conference in Perth, Australia 23-27 June 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Board to discuss initiatives highlighted in the Newsletter, as well as your thoughts around how you and the Association may advance our shared aspirations.

We would be delighted to hear from you.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
New Members
Welcome

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!

October 2019

Government First Grade College for Women Hunsur
Karnataka, India
Mr Karunakar N

Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia
Ms Fiona Burton

Mangosuthu University of Technology
Jacobs, South Africa
Dr. Nthabiseng Mosala-Bryant

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ms Sue Ackermann

September 2019

Emory University
Atlanta, United States
Ms Yolanda Cooper

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It was a wonderful week, and I know we all appreciate the terrific effort of the teams at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University who created a fantastic learning and networking environment for us these past several days. What follow are a few highlights from some of the keynote addresses and plenary panels to remind us all where we have been:

Professor Dawn Freshwater Vice Chancellor of UWA in her welcome noted that knowledge has been stored in Western Australia for millennia. Librarians are today’s spiritual and cultural custodians of knowledge. When sands are shifting we need to pay attention / and when tides are rising we need to innovate. We need to act.

Gerald Beasley of Cornell University picked up on this theme by noting that “our opportunity to avoid drowning in the rising tide is to innovate intensively.” He acknowledged significant innovation is underway but characterized much of it as ‘reactive innovation’ – he challenged libraries to think about “proactive innovation” oriented toward the world we want to achieve. A world that is ‘fair’ in terms of being inclusive,...

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