Wednesday, July 8, 2020
News for Members
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Our topics in June 2020:

1. President’s message
2. Postponement of 41st Annual Conference to JULY 2021
3. 41st General Assembly Webinar announcement.
4. Annual Seminar 2020 in Innsbruck will be online (November 2020)
5. Annual Seminar 2019 held in Gdańsk and Sopot
7. Professional News

Please find here the current IATUL Newsletter

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you as the President of IATUL; an Australian living and working in the UK; and a professional librarian and global citizen. These continue to be challenging times wherever you are in the world and I hope you are well and managing the new demands and constraints on how we live and work. In the many countries that IATUL represents, the impact of COVID-19 has been felt in different ways in different places.

All of us have adopted new ways of describing our current state of ‘lockdown’ or stay-at-home existence.  We have been working hard to resolve day-to-day issues around moving off-campus to online learning, and supporting staff working from home. For many of us, the integration of digital content and virtual assistance services as our core offering has proven that the library never closes. We are now also planning, and some implementing, what ‘return to campus’ will look like in our journey to a post-COVID world. There is a shared feeling that we will all be facing a ‘new normal’.

As members of the IATUL global community of library leaders, we have greatly benefitted from gathering together, experiencing each other’s culture...

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Friday, April 3, 2020
See you next year!

Due to concerns regarding the corona-virus (COVID-19) outspread, we have been monitoring the international situation and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health authorities, as well as the advice of local Portuguese authorities. The safety of our members and conference participants is our top priority.
Considering the most recent developments all over the world and in Portugal, we have decided to cancel this year's conference and postpone it to next year. The Porto Conference Organizing Committee will restart the conference planning, and new announcements will follow.
Until then, keep safe and stay healthy.

We look forward to meeting you in Porto in 2021!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Get involved as a professional

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) is calling for interested and qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

IATUL is looking for candidates to represent

  • Asia Pacific (includes Australia and New Zealand) (2 candidates)
  • Africa and Middle East (1 candidate)

on its Board of Directors, the executive body of IATUL responsible for leading the  development of the Association, its strategic direction and actions.

Ordinary and Associated Members may propose representatives for election. Nominations shall name the candidate and shall show evidence of the candidate's consent. Nominators must be official representatives of a member institution. The decision as to who shall be invited to join the Board will be made by the Board and presented to the General Assembly for approval at the Annual Conference. Members of the Board are elected for a term of three years, and shall be eligible for immediate re-election to one additional term.

Candidates are expected to take an active part in the endeavours of the IATUL Board of Directors, especially by...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
41st IATUL Conference Porto 2020

The submission deadline for Call for Papers for the 41st Annual IATUL Conference has been extended.

New deadline is 2 February 2020.

You will find more information about Call for papers on the conference website.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
IATUL Conference 2020

To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant Programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. IATUL Travel Grants will be awarded to first-time attendees of this conference. Applications are encouraged from librarians at any institution that is an IATUL member or would qualify for IATUL membership. When applying for a Travel Grant, please remember that English is the official language of the organization and its annual conference.

Travel grants are not intended to cover the full cost of attending the conference. The maximum amount of the grant for one person for this conference is 1.000,- Euros. This must be used to cover conference registration and the remainder for other travel related expenses. Please note that the conference organizer is not able to offer assistance with visa applications. Individuals who have been awarded an IATUL Travel Grant in the past will not be eligible to apply again.

How to apply for a Travel Grant

Please download the...

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