Thursday, June 1, 2017
IATUL Conference 2016 Halifax

The proceedings of the 2016 IATUL Conference in Halifax that have copyright clearance are now available at Purdue e-Pubs.

The 37th IATUL conference took place at the Dalhousie University Libraries in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 5 to 9 June 2016. The Conference was held under the heading "Library Leadership in a Sea of Change".

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Call for Applications

The International Association of University Libraries offers grants of up to € 2,000 to staff from member libraries to travel to other member libraries for periods of at least two weeks to investigate current issues of importance to IATUL libraries. Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member library with the support of the university librarian. Only one application for a grant can be made from one member library in each calendar year. Applications for 2018 are accepted until 30 September 2017.

Find more information and the nomination form under International Study Programme.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Services in Developing Countries
IATUL Directors's Summit, Windhoek 2017, quiver trees

The two-day workshop aims to identify the ways in which the fast-paced world of information technology is influencing library services at southern African universities. It will also set the stage for potential IATUL initiatives to approach challenges universities libraries in the region might be experiencing in their service delivery and development. The workshop will be conducted in a World Café format to encourage discussion and the emergence of focus driven solutions. The target group of the workshop is university library directors only.

We look forward to welcoming you in Namibia! Go to event website (link is external) for further information and registration.

Monday, May 1, 2017
Embedding Libraries - Service and Development in Context

With its variety of services, managerial responsibilities, incorporating treasures from the past into the digital world, connecting continuity with innovation, and preparing our patrons for the challenges in a networked information society, the modern university library is a cosmos in itself. It remains, however, part of the university, and is always linked to the service requirements of its members and goals set by the university management. Therefore, the library’s mandate and all our endeavours are primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes, along with library services resulting from our mission. The consequences are manifold, go far beyond local concerns, and will be reflected in the theme of this year’s conference.

Make use of this opportunity to discover state of the art developments in librarianship and to catch up with colleagues from all over the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event in Bolzano! Go to event website (link is external) for further information.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Every other year the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee publishes a scan of the higher education environment with a focus on implications for academic libraries. The 2017 Environmental Scan builds on last year’s Top Trends in Academic Libraries and the 2015 Environmental Scan, which discussed other notable topics of interest to the academic librarian community, including student success measurements and open educational resources. Therefore, we have chosen not to repeat those topics in this year’s data. The topics discussed and reviewed in this year’s Environmental Scan include higher education funding and costs, enrolment trends within higher education, evidence-based decision making in academic libraries, information literacy issues, competency-based education, digital preservation, open science, open data, curating research data, scholarly communication issues, open access and collection management trends, collection assessment and evaluation trends, research evaluation and metrics, planning and designing library spaces, and social justice issues related to libraries and higher education.

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