News: 05/2017

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.