Monday, February 28, 2022
IATUL Conference 2022

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.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
IATUL Fall Seminar 2022

IATUL is issuing a call for proposals to host the 2022 IATUL Fall Seminar. IATUL hosts several different types of events in close cooperation with local partners. The main event is the Annual IATUL Conference. In addition, IATUL typically hosts a Seminar in autumn. Additional Directors’ Summits or Focus Workshops may also be offered throughout the year, in response to proposals from member libraries.

The Fall Seminar is devoted to a theme of importance to the members and hosted by an IATUL member institution.  Recent themes have included: “Connecting in a disconnected world” (virtual seminar Gdansk, 2021) and “Sustainable crisis management in libraries” (Innsbruck, 2020); “Open science and data management” (Gdansk, 2019). For the Fall 2022 IATUL Seminar there is some financial assistance available to support the event.

IATUL events aim to offer a professional and close exchange among the member libraries by giving the possibility to meet international colleagues in person or online. The focus is on creating long-lasting positive synergies from IATUL’s strong global network of institutions. Aside from the valuable content delivered...

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Friday, February 4, 2022

The 43rd International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) Annual Conference 2023 will be proudly hosted by Zayed University in Dubai and the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Please save the date for 13-16 March 2023. The conference will be early in the calendar year for delegates to enjoy the pleasant UAE spring weather and avoid the summer desert heat.

We look forward to offering you a warm welcome with opportunities for engaging discussion and a chance for librarians and friends from around the world to meet here in the Emirates.

The Call for Papers is open NOW! The deadline for proposals/abstracts is December 2, 2022.
The registration is open NOW! Early Bird: January 31, 2023; Close: February 21, 2023

More information and submission process is available at and


Thursday, December 9, 2021
News for IATUL Members
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Our topics in December 2021:

  1. Outgoing President’s message
  2. Incoming President's message
  3. The IATUL Fall 2021 Seminar: You are invited!
  4. IATUL 42nd Annual Conference in Miami
  5. Short survey: in-person attendance at the 42nd IATUL 2022
  6. IATUL 43rd Annual Conference and General Assembly: save the dates
  7. 41st Annual Conference in Porto: a report
  8. Call for Nominations - IATUL Board of Directors
  9. Call for hosting IATUL Events
10. IATUL Office changes
11. IATUL Special Interest Groups - SIG News
     a) Metrics and Research Impact SIGMaRI updates
     b) Information Literacy SIGIL updates

Read the December issue of the IATUL Newsletter!

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Nomination period now closed
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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) is calling for interested and qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

IATUL is looking for candidates representing:

o The Americas (1 seat)
o Africa and Middle East (1 seat)
o Asia and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand (1 seat)

on its Board of Directors, the executive body of IATUL responsible for leading the development of the Association, its strategic direction, and actions.

Ordinary and Associated Members may propose representatives for election. Nominations shall name the candidate and shall show evidence of the candidate's consent. Nominators must be official representatives of a member institution. The decision as to who shall be invited to join the Board will be made by the Board and presented to the General Assembly for approval at the Annual Conference, which will take place in Miami, Florida, from 12 to 16 June 2022. Members of the Board are elected for a term of three years and shall be eligible for immediate re-election to one additional term.


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Thursday, December 2, 2021
42nd IATUL Conference Miami 2022
IATUL 2022 Conference Miami

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 42nd Annual IATUL Conference at The University of Miami and Florida International University in Miami, USA from 12 June to 16 June 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives, visit award-winning libraries, and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

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.

The overarching theme of the 42nd IATUL Conference is “Weaving our Future: Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries.” Get an overview of topics that align with the theme.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event in Miami!

More information including the website, preliminary program, call for papers, and registration information will be...

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