Tuesday, January 15, 2019
International Exchange at a High Level
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The IATUL seminar on "Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace" took place from 3-5 December 2018 at the University Library of the Technical University of Munich. With a total of 93 participants from many countries, a two-day lecture program and a study tour, the event was a real challenge for all participants. So it was all the better that everything went well - even the weather played along in the end.

13 speakers, 6 from libraries and 7 representing industry and business highlighted the topic of information literacy at the workplace. “When do employees need information, how is it obtained, what are the challenges especially for large corporations?” was one of the key questions for the seminar. For example, representatives of AUDI, Bosch and Schwarz Dienstleistungs KG, to which Lidl and Kaufland belong, reported on the handling of information and knowledge in their companies. Representatives from Beuth Verlag and VDE presented how their services meet the information needs of industry and commerce.

Librarians from Germany, Norway, South Africa and the UK showed how they teach information literacy in cooperation projects with industry and how they...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
IATUL Conference 2019

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, December 27, 2018
IATUL wishes you a
Happy New Year

We wish you all the best for 2019!




Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation
Call for Papers

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 40th Annual IATUL Conference in Perth, Western Australia, 23-27th June 2019.
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:

Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation

Technology has disrupted the role and the identity of the academic library, providing many opportunities and challenges requiring leadership and innovative solutions. These include digital and open sources of knowledge, online tools and services for students, teachers and researchers, and the increasingly important, but changed, role of the library’s physical place on campus. Proposals should consider:

  • Next Generation Information Discovery and Access
  • Best Practice in Information and Digital Literacy
  • Structures and Skills for Future Work
  • Library Spaces for Outstanding Student Experience and Research Excellence...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
40th IATUL Conference Perth 2019
University Club of Western Australia

The 40th Annual IATUL Conference will be held at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University in Perth, Australia from 23 June to 27 June 2019. 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.

The topics for the conference will be:
• Next Generation Information Discovery and Access
• Best Practice in Information and Digital Literacy
• Structures and Skills for Future Work
• Library Spaces for Outstanding Student Experience and Research Excellence
• Pathways to F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Research
• Strategic Advocacy and Partnerships, Locally and Globally
• Value and Impact with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


Monday, September 3, 2018
IATUL Seminar 2018
Banner IATUL Seminar Munich 2018

IATUL invites you to attend the IATUL Seminar 2018 at the Technical University of Munich University Library in Munich, Germany from 3 – 5 December 2018.
The registration is open now. Find more information on program, fees and accommodation on the event website.

Under the heading “Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace” the event will bring together librarians and representatives from the business sector, and offer the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the differences between information literacy as part of a university study program, and information literacy in the workplace.
Information Literacy in the Workplace is a relatively new and increasingly important area of research in library science. Many libraries offer information literacy programs in order to help students to find, access and use literature for their studies and final papers. But to what extent does instruction in Information Literacy help people in their future employment?

Conference languages are German and English.