Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - University Library
June 18, 2017 – June 22, 2017
The 38th annual conference of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) was held in Bolzano (Italy) from 18 to 22 June 2017. This year’s conference hosted by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano University Library was entitled “Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context”.
The participants were greeted by the Governor of South Tyrol, Arno Kompatscher, who emphasized the fact that the conference title is indicative of present and future trends of academic libraries. IATUL President, Reiner Kallenborn, addressed his welcome message to the participants. The speech highlighted IATUL’s aim of addressing all the topics and challenges pertaining to library management and services. Libraries are integral parts of university systems and their mission to develop education, research and all other endeavours is primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes. The choice of venue for the Conference was not coincidental according to the President. Thanks to its multicultural and multilingual historical background of South Tyrol,...Read more