Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Call for Papers | Submit your proposal by 2nd December 2022

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.

The Call for Papers is open NOW! The deadline for proposals/abstracts is December 2, 2022.
The registration is open NOW! Early Bird: January 31, 2023; Close: February 21, 2023

More information and submission process is available at and