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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 41st Annual IATUL Conference in Porto, Portugal (12-16 July 2020).
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:

Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors

The emergence of movements such as Open Science, Open Innovation, and Citizen Science highlights how society benefits when institutions of higher education expand access to research and teaching. Ongoing engagement and collaboration between universities and communities are essential components of these open initiatives. Academic libraries worldwide are playing vital roles facilitating these initiatives through the development of new and innovative services and infrastructure.

Proposals should consider:

  • Expanding information and digital literacies
  • Library spaces and services advancing innovation and engagement
  • Partnerships with...
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
New Members

IATUL currently has more than 260 members from more than 70 different countries worldwide. Each member brings in new perspectives and multifaceted experiences and specialized knowledge, and thus is an enrichment for the IATUL community.

A warm welcome to new IATUL members!

September 2019

Emory University
Atlanta, United States
Ms Yolanda Cooper

Melbourne Polytechnic, Library
Abbotsford, Australia
Ms Clare O'Dwyer

Tezpur University, Library
Tezpur, India
Dr Mukesh Saikia

The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Library
Ibadan, Nigeria
Ms Kathleen Chinyere Phillips

“The decision to join the association is premised on the need to acquire more knowledge and be abreast with current issues affecting the profession. This will afford me the ability to develop new skills through participation in professional development activities gained by networking with...

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