Former Events

12 June 16 June 2022
IATUL 2022 Conference Miami
Weaving our Future: Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries
The University of Miami

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 42nd Annual IATUL Conference at The University of Miami and Florida International University in Miami, USA from 12 June to 16 June 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives, visit award-winning libraries, and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

As higher education moves beyond the pandemic, libraries are positioned to lead in an environment in which teaching, learning, research and work practices are shifting. The IATUL 2022 conference will provide excellent opportunities to explore, learn and share diverse experiences.

The overarching theme of the 42nd IATUL Conference is “Weaving our Future: Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries.” Examples of topics that align with the theme include:

a) The changing landscape of research: open science; problem-based interdisciplinary research; community-based research; data governance.

b) Trends in teaching and learning: virtual learning platforms; lifelong learning; education of librarians; digital fluency; critical information literacy.

c) Space planning: permeable library facilities; incorporating outdoor spaces; healthy study and collaboration environments.

d) Workplace and organizational culture: tele-work; workflow redesign; inclusive practices; new skillsets.

Read the "Call for Papers" and visit the Conference Website!

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event in Miami!

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15 December 15 December 2021
IATUL Fall Seminar 2021
Connecting in a disconnected world
Gdańsk University of Technology, Library

IATUL Board of Directors and the Library of Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland, cordially invites all current community members and other people interested in IATUL activities to attend the IATUL Fall Seminar, which will be held online on Wednesday 15th December, 12:00 - 15:45 CET.

The event theme „Connecting in a Disconnected World” aims to emphasise the benefits of belonging to the IATUL community in challenging times we live in, and further possibilities which offers the IATUL membership such as: Collaboration and connecting with peers from around the world, exchanging ideas while working on one of many multinational projects and developing professional career by applying for the International Study Programme as well as attending events and workshops offered by IATUL. During the event, IATUL Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will present their activities and achievements which might be great opportunity for all attendees considering volunteering to serve on one of these groups. 

For further details and updates, please follow our Twitter and the website.

Take a look at the seminar programme!


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13 July 15 July 2021
Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors
Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Engenharia – SDI Library
Porto, Portugal

Considering the evolution of the pandemic situation, we decided to convert the Annual Conference 2021 to an online format only.

You can watch all sessions on the IATUL YouTube channel.

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4 November 5 November 2020
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol, Austria
Sustainable Crisis Management in Libraries
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol

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9 December 11 December 2019
Gdansk Motława river, old buildings, crane gate, sight
Organizing the Open Science Framework – Strategies and Legal Aspects
Gdańsk University of Technology

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23 June 27 June 2019
Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation
University of Western Australia – Library
Crawley, Australia

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3 December 5 December 2018
Banner IATUL Seminar Munich 2018
Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace
Technische Universität München – Universitätsbibliothek
München, Germany

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18 June 21 June 2018
Libraries for the Future - From Inspiring Spaces to Open Science
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University – Learning Centre and Library
Oslo, Norway

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6 November 8 November 2017
IATUL Directors's Summit, Windhoek 2017, quiver trees
The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Services in Developing Countries
Namibia University of Science and Technology – Library
Windhoek, Namibia

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18 June 22 June 2017
Embedding Libraries − Service and Development in Context
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Library
Bolzano, Italy

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