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Call for expressions of interest in hosting IATUL events 2024-26  
13.12.2023 - 13:43

Call for expressions of interest in hosting IATUL events 2024-26

The IATUL Board invites member institutions to submit expressions of interest to host the IATUL Seminars in 2024-26 and Annual Conferences in 2025-2026.



Call for expressions of interest

Annual Conference

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) members meet annually to discuss strategic and applied topics that advance both the individual and collective practices of university libraries. Hosting an IATUL conference is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, showcase your city and your institution, and network with library directors and senior managers from over 70 countries to exchange ideas, expand professional networks, form new collaborations, and work together on multinational projects exploring the big challenges we face. 

Recent themes of our conferences were - “Libraries Pushing Boundaries” (UAE, 2023), “Weaving our Future: Creativity – Innovation – Transformation” (USA, 2022), “Bridging Universities and Society: Libraries as Connectors” (Portugal, 2021) and “Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation” (Australia, 2019). Read more in our event history.

Annual Seminar

The seminar should be devoted to a theme of importance to the members and hosted by an IATUL member institution. Recent themes have included: "Libraries as Transformers," (Izmir, 2023), “Breaking New Ground – Scholarly Communication in Libraries” (Zurich, 2022); “Connecting in a Disconnected World” (Gdańsk, 2021); and “Sustainable Crisis Management in Libraries” (Innsbruck, 2020).

Board members are available to consult on any potential proposal. 

The IATUL office is happy to answer your questions and to send the application form to interested libraries. We expect the aspiring applicants will respect and share IATUL values. To apply to host an IATUL event, members shall be in good standing.


Application Deadlines

for IATUL Seminar in 2024


31st January 2024

IATUL Seminars in 2025-2026 and Annual Conferences in 2025-2026

31st May 2024