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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Information Literacy in an International Context
IATUL SIG Information Literacy Webinar Series

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) has completed its webinar project: In a total of five webinars, members of the group highlighted various topics relating to information literacy, and described current developments. With 100 and more registrations for each of the webinars, there was great interest in the topics and format of the events.

For those who did not have the chance to participate in the live webinar, the recordings are now available online via the IATUL SIG IL website.

Presenters came from libraries in Germany, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. The webinars covered various aspects of information literacy teaching and service implementation such as e-learning, teaching skills, publication literacy, the development of IL services, and its integration into study programmes and curricula.

IATUL thanks the SIG IL for creating and making these great records available to the IATUL community.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace
Banner IATUL Seminar Munich 2018

The presentations and video recordings of the IATUL Seminar 2018 are now available online.
We are very happy to be able to make the exciting contents of the seminar usable in this way. We hope the publication will contribute to a sustainable use of the findings of the seminar.

Did you miss the IATUL Seminar? The video recordings now also give you the opportunity to listen to the speakers and to benefit from their knowledge and experiences.

We would like to thank the media production team of the Technical University of Munich for creating and providing the videos!

Monday, January 21, 2019
40th IATUL Conference Perth 2019
Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for IATUL 2019 has been extended. The revised deadline for proposals/abstracts is 4 February 2019.
More information and submission process is available here.

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...
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
International Exchange at a High Level
Banner IATUL Seminar Munich 2018

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.

Apply for a Travel Grant!