The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 43rd Annual IATUL Conference in the United Arab Emirates, 13-16 March 2023.
This conference will offer attendees the opportunity to reconnect, re-engage, share ideas with and learn from colleagues and friends from around the world. For the first time since 2019, the IATUL Annual Conference will be held fully in-person.Papers are invited on the following theme: "Libraries Pushing Boundaries"
The 43rd IATUL Conference will be an exploration of forward-thinking in academic libraries and information services and a chance to share experiences of transforming and renewing services, spaces, and resources to add value to our organizations.
Proposals should consider:
• Vision, Leadership and Professional Growth
o Highlighting value and quality, strategic partnership and collaboration, leading and transforming, work environments -
problems and solutions
• Digital and Service Delivery
o Users as co-creators of services and spaces, spaces for discovery, AI and robots in the library, discovery services and
systems, marketing for maximum returns
• Developing Capable Citizens
o Information and digital literacies, student success pathways, employability and career support, sustainability initiatives
• Impact and Surfacing Research
o Sharing and promoting research, managing openness, future-proofing/preservation, #Hashtag social media experiences,
mapping Sustainable Development Goals
Proposals should reflect international perspectives and provide insight into regional issues, with the aim of engaging attendees in networking and relationship/capacity building. A written paper will be required for the conference proceedings, however a range of presentation formats are possible. Poster presentations are also invited.