The current motto “One World Library” expresses IATUL’s endeavour to embrace all cultural differences and starting positions for approaches to challenges, even if these sometimes appear insurmountable.
IATUL’s ambition is to focus on the specific and down to earth, and, therefore, to provide assistance and additional inspiration where it is needed most.
The intention of the IATUL Directors’ Summit on “Strategic Library Management in Emerging Countries” was the analysis of the level of services and infrastructure at university libraries in Cambodia. The event was organised in cooperation with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) and Cambodia Librarians and Documentalists Association and was a great success.
IATUL Directors’ Summits use the World Café method of round table discussions to exchange ideas and experience in greater depth than is possible with the traditional presentation format of conferences.
During the two workshop days, March 25 – 26 March 2017, the discussions centred on six topics, which were introduced in 10-minute keynote presentations by experts from Belgium, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand: