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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The Strategic Direction of Research Library Leaders: Findings from the Latest Ithaka S+R Survey

The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2016 examines strategy and leadership issues from the perspective of academic library deans and directors. This project aims to provide academic librarians and higher education leaders with information about chief librarians’ visions and the opportunities and challenges they face in leading their organizations.

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ACRL 2017 Environmental Scan


Every other year the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee publishes a scan of the higher education environment with a focus on implications for academic libraries. The 2017 Environmental Scan builds on last year’s Top Trends in Academic Libraries and the 2015 Environmental Scan, which discussed other notable topics of interest to the academic librarian community, including student success measurements and open educational resources.

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IATUL Conference 2017, Bozen, Italy, 18 -22 June

"Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context"
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.

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