Monday, March 10, 2008

International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) has

been in the forefront of providing leadership to information professionals and

promoting science and Technology librarianship in today's changing library

landscape. The present article is an attempt to comprehend the present status of

IATUL and analyze the activities and contribution it has made to overcome the

range of challenges facing by tertiary level Technological libraries throughout

the world. The SWOT analysis method is used to assess the achievements of

IATUL, failures and ascertain constraints being faced in this internet age. The

author relied on web sites as well as ephemeral material such as minutes, annual

reports, newsletters, and memoranda to construct this article. Meeting and

Interview with IATUL present and past presidents and other office bearers of the

associations provided useful sources of information. It is also attempted to provide

relevant information for those interested to join IATUL for professional



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