Thursday, September 26, 2019

The IATUL Special Interest Group for the Advancement of Library Services in Emerging Countries (SIG-ALICE) conducted its first Webinar for Cambodian academic librarians on 27 August, 2019. Frédéric Brodkom presented the one-hour Webinar Library Management: An Introductory Course. The Webinar introduced IATUL and SIG-ALICE and addressed elements of library management such as: staff and organization, collections and services, buildings and equipment, and (most significantly, of course) users.

The Webinar was conducted via Zoom. SIG-ALICE member Kolap Mao coordinated on the Cambodian end (from Phnom Penh) and SIG-ALICE member Veronika Diem handled the technical aspects. There were eleven Cambodian librarians in attendance. They had a variety of questions and were very engaged.  

SIG-ALICE will continue its series of Webinars for Cambodian librarians in October and December. The Webinars will focus on the areas of interest identified by participants during the Library Management Webinar and through follow-up correspondence. SIG-ALICE looks forward to continuing to connect with Cambodian colleagues.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation

It was a successful conference with interesting workshops, presentations and discussion about the new role of the academic libraries in this period of increasing digitalisation.

Proceedings and pictures are now available!


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Call for Applications

The International Association of University Libraries offers a grant of up to 4,000 Euro to staff from member libraries to investigate and provide outcomes on current issues of importance to IATUL members.

Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member library. Applications for 2020 are accepted until 30 September 2019.

Find more information and the application form under International Research and Study Programme.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Gdansk Motława river, old buildings, crane gate, sight

Organizing the Open Science Framework – Strategies and Legal Aspects


  • Institutional Repositories
  • Research Data Services
  • European Copyright Reform
  • Legal Aspects of Research Data Collection and Dissemination

Gdańsk University of Technology

Registration is now open!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
New Newsletter for IATUL Members

Welcome to your IATUL Newsletter April 2019


Meet your IATUL Board Members
Upcoming Conferences
Directors’ Seminar
Special Interest Groups
Member Engagement

This Newsletter is a new format to inform all IATUL members and interested librarians about the association's ongoing activities. It will be sent out twice a year.

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Board to discuss initiatives highlighted in the Newsletter, as well as your thoughts around how you and the Association may advance our shared aspirations.

We would be delighted to hear from you.

Monday, April 15, 2019
40th Annual IATUL Conference Perth, Western Australia
Prof Sharon Parker

We are thrilled to introduce you to the second of our keynote speakers for IATUL 2019 Perth, Professor Sharon Parker.
Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Curtin University where she is currently Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design. She has worked as a researcher and consultant in a wide range of public and private organizations.

Her research focuses on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially in regards to proactive behaviour, change and well-being.

Professor Parker is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Western Australia and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, where she was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. She has published more than 100 refereed articles with over 17,000 citations and attracted competitive research funding worth over $40 million.

Professor Parker’s keynote on the Future of Work will open the day’s program on Tuesday 25 June.
Read more about Professor Sharon K. Parker on the Centre for Transformative Work Design.