Thursday, April 26, 2018
Shifting Sands and Rising Tides - Leading Libraries through Innovation

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 40th Annual IATUL Conference 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.

Technology has fundamentally changed the role of the academic library and how it operates.  This is evident in the increased access to digital sources of knowledge, and digital tools and services for students, teachers and researchers along with the increasingly important role of the library’s physical place on campus.  The IATUL 2019 conference themes will provide ample opportunity to explore and learn about how the library can enable work, study and research in higher education.

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...
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Friday, April 6, 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.

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?

Mark your calendars now and find more information on the event website. Registration will open 1 September 2018.
Conference languages are German and English.


Thursday, February 1, 2018
39th IATUL Conference Oslo 2018
Call for Papers

The submission deadline for Call for papers for the 39th Annual IATUL Conference has been extended.
New deadline is February 18th.

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


Monday, January 8, 2018
IATUL Conference 2018, Oslo

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.

Apply for a Travel Grant!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
IATUL wishes you a
IATUL wishes you a Happy New Year!

We wish you all the best for 2018!







Friday, December 15, 2017
Libraries for the Future – From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The IATUL 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters, which should reflect the conference theme:

Libraries for the Future – From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The technological development of the recent decades has contributed to increased access to digital sources of knowledge and digital tools for students, teachers and researchers. This development has further changed the way they work, but also the way they use the University Library.

These changes has derived new demands for the libraries: we need to develop a library which suits the world as it is today. One way to accomplish this, is to focus on the users: what is their needs, what type of library and library services are relevant to them? In order to be able to solve the new tasks in the library effectively, it may also be necessary to look at how we organise our work; how can we develop organisations for the future? With this as a background, the overall topics for the conference and the call for papers will be:

  • User Centered Library and Service Design
  • Research Support and Open Science
  • Open Innovation
  • Beyond now –...
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