International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries

Welcome to IATUL

IATUL provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in universities across the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers with an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems.
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IATUL 2016 Conference

Early Bird registration extended to 6 May.
The conference will take place from June 5-9 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be hosted by Dalhousie University. This year’s theme is
Leadership in a sea of change, and reflects not only Nova Scotia’s location by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity to share cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries.
Register today and join us for
four days of stimulating conversations with academic librarians from all over the world. 
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