Wednesday, April 20, 2022
42nd Annual IATUL Conference 2022 – Miami, USA

Registration is open for the 2022 IATUL Annual Conference in Miami “Weaving our Future: Creativity – Innovation – Transformation”.

Registration options for this very first IATUL annual conference held in hybrid format include options for both in-person and virtual attendees.

View the list of prominent keynote speakers and the program now available on the conference website. A selection of optional study tours are available to those registering for the in-person conference.

Register soon! The deadline to register under special discounted rates is approaching on April 29th! "Early-bird" rates are available to those who register anytime before April 30th.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 42nd...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

IATUL joins IFLA and other international associations in deploring the military aggression by Russia currently underway in Ukraine.

This action has caused significant loss of life, including children, created a humanitarian crisis, and placed at risk the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine. IATUL members are joining the international library community efforts to protect unique Ukrainian research and knowledge, and we are reaching out to our member in Ukraine to offer support.

We encourage IATUL members to take similar action to support our Ukraine colleagues, assist Ukrainian refugees and share accurate information about the current situation in Ukraine.

Please see the Ukrainian Library Association appeal for ways to assist.

IATUL is an association that promotes the advancement of university libraries, access to knowledge and information literacy.

IATUL Board of Directors
15 March 2022

Friday, March 11, 2022
IATUL Annual Conference 2022

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 42nd Annual IATUL Conference, presented in a hybrid format from the University of Miami Libraries and the Florida International University Libraries in Miami, FL, USA.

IATUL offers an influential and inclusive community of university library directors from around the world. The Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to share views and develop new collaborations. Papers are invited on the following theme: Weaving our Future: Creativity, Innovation and Transformation in Libraries.

As higher education moves beyond the pandemic, libraries are positioned to lead in an environment in which teaching, learning, research and work practices are shifting. The IATUL 2022 conference will provide excellent opportunities to explore, learn and share diverse experiences. Proposals should consider:

• The changing landscape of research: open science; problem-based interdisciplinary research; community-based research; data governance.
• Trends in teaching and learning: virtual...

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Monday, February 28, 2022
IATUL Conference 2022

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.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
IATUL Fall Seminar 2022

IATUL is issuing a call for proposals to host the 2022 IATUL Fall Seminar. IATUL hosts several different types of events in close cooperation with local partners. The main event is the Annual IATUL Conference. In addition, IATUL typically hosts a Seminar in autumn. Additional Directors’ Summits or Focus Workshops may also be offered throughout the year, in response to proposals from member libraries.

The Fall Seminar is devoted to a theme of importance to the members and hosted by an IATUL member institution.  Recent themes have included: “Connecting in a disconnected world” (virtual seminar Gdansk, 2021) and “Sustainable crisis management in libraries” (Innsbruck, 2020); “Open science and data management” (Gdansk, 2019). For the Fall 2022 IATUL Seminar there is some financial assistance available to support the event.

IATUL events aim to offer a professional and close exchange among the member libraries by giving the possibility to meet international colleagues in person or online. The focus is on creating long-lasting positive synergies from IATUL’s strong global network of institutions. Aside from the valuable content delivered...

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Friday, February 4, 2022

The 43rd International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) Annual Conference 2023 will be proudly hosted by Zayed University in Dubai and the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Please save the date for 13-16 March 2023. The conference will be early in the calendar year for delegates to enjoy the pleasant UAE spring weather and avoid the summer desert heat.

We look forward to offering you a warm welcome with opportunities for engaging discussion and a chance for librarians and friends from around the world to meet here in the Emirates.

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