International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries

Special Interest Groups

To complement the traditional IATUL annual conferences and to overcome the unavoidable time limitation of an annual meeting, special interest groups are intended to provide a continuous opportunity to create new approaches to challenges in librarianship by joint international efforts.

Each special interest group (SIG) will focus on a particular subject area and define its own terms of reference, together with long and short term goals. These groups will be chaired by senior librarians appointed by the IATUL Board.

Special interest groups will be encouraged to present the results of their work at the annual conferences. The standard means of communication for Special Interest Groups will be e-mail and telephone conferencing.  The blogs on the website will encourage dissemnination of information and opportunities for wider discussion.