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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Special Interest Group for Metrics and Research Impact
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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) Special Interest Group - Metrics and Research Impact (SIG-MaRI) invites you to review, reuse, and share with your colleagues a self-paced professional development programme, IATUL Research Impact Things, available openly under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

In the last few years, we saw libraries across the world take on key roles in driving research initiatives, leading to the creation of research support positions and the role of liaison librarians also shifting. The IATUL SIG-MaRI recognised the lack of formal training and development programmes to upskill staff transitioning into research support roles. It has been, and still is a challenge faced by many SIG-MaRI members.

IATUL member institution the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Library launched the 10 Research Impact Things in 2019 which aimed to develop foundational skills in research impact across the Library based on the bibliometric capabilities framework. The IATUL SIG-MaRI formed a project team led by Curtin...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

The IATUL Special Interest Group for the Advancement of Library Services in Emerging Countries (SIG-ALICE) conducted its first Webinar for Cambodian academic librarians on 27 August, 2019. Frédéric Brodkom presented the one-hour Webinar Library Management: An Introductory Course. The Webinar introduced IATUL and SIG-ALICE and addressed elements of library management such as: staff and organization, collections and services, buildings and equipment, and (most significantly, of course) users.

The Webinar was conducted via Zoom. SIG-ALICE member Kolap Mao coordinated on the Cambodian end (from Phnom Penh) and SIG-ALICE member Veronika Diem handled the technical aspects. There were eleven Cambodian librarians in attendance. They had a variety of questions and were very engaged.  

SIG-ALICE will continue its series of Webinars for Cambodian librarians in October and December. The Webinars will focus on the areas of interest identified by participants during the Library Management Webinar and through follow-up correspondence. SIG-ALICE looks forward to continuing to connect with Cambodian colleagues.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The workshop will bring together information professionals and researchers from Central and Eastern Europe to discuss current issues and developments in the field of e-research services in libraries, centered on information literacy support.

The programme of the first day includes keynote addresses and two sessions with presentations on e-research support services and investigations into librarian skills in e-research support. On the second day, there will be a session about information literacy services for researchers and a group discussions on a range of topics associated with new trends and developments in e-research support.

Presenters come from several countries around the world and will share their findings and future plans.

On the third day, all interested delegates have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of Prague and enjoy the highlights of...

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Monday, April 13, 2015

The deadline has been extended for the call for papers for the IATUL workshop on “Information literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”

Abstracts should now be submitted by 27 April 2015.

 The workshop takes place 23.-24. November 2015 at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Conference themes are

·         Competencies and skills for e-research support

·         Librarians’ skills: Advanced training for research support librarians


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We are looking forward to your contribution to the IATUL workshop on information literacy focusing onInformation literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”. The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23– 24 November 2015.

IATUL (http://www.iatul.org/), the International Association of University Libraries, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in universities throughout the...

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Registration is now open for LILAC 2015


LILAC 2015 is being held at Newcastle University, 8-10 April 2015.

LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.