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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
40th Annual IATUL Conference Perth, Western Australia

Have you registered for 2019 IATUL Conference yet? Early bird registrations close on Saturday 20 April 2019!

Registration options include single day and full conference registration – with great rates for IATUL members.

View the exciting program featuring local and international speakers now available at the conference website, and register for your discounted early bird rate via the conference website.

Monday, April 1, 2019
IATUL SIG-ALICE Coaching Programme
Share Knowledge

Call for Participants:

The IATUL SIG-ALICE Coaching Programme invites applications from experienced library managers/leaders to act as coaches to Cambodian library directors/managers for a limited, one-year period beginning in June 2019.

Applications must include a CV and a brief statement addressing why you are interested in serving as a coach and what areas of expertise you would bring to the partnership.

Please send your application to Bethany Wilkes:, Chair, SIG-ALICE by 22 April 2019.

About the Programme:

The SIG-ALICE Coaching Programme aims to contribute expertise and support for the further development of library services in emerging countries such as Cambodia, our first focus. Coaching is task-oriented, performance driven and takes place within a defined one year time period.

General objectives for all partnerships:

  • Cultivate an engaged group of library leaders in Cambodia
  • Provide...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
40th Annual IATUL Conference Perth, Western Australia
Seongcheol Kim

We’re excited to introduce you to the first of our keynote speakers for the IATUL Conference 2019, Professor Seongcheol Kim. Professor Kim is a professor in the School of Media and Communication at Korea University, and the Korea University Librarian.
He is the founder and director of the Centre for Media Industry, a research centre focused on the Korean media industry. He is also the current president of the Korean Association for Information Society and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Telecommunications Society and the International Media Management Academic Association.

His research interests include Information and Communication Technologies management and policy. As of March 2019, he has published more than 100 papers in international and Korean journals and 21 books. He teaches in the areas of media management, new media and mobile media.

Professor Kim’s keynote topic is Transforming the Library through Social Innovation: A Case Study of Korea University Library.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
40th Annual IATUL Conference Perth, Western Australia

IATUL offers an influential and inclusive community of university library directors from around the world and the Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity to share views and develop new collaborations. The theme for the 2019 conference is Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation.  Technology has disrupted the role and the identity of the academic library, providing many opportunities and challenges requiring leadership and innovative solutions. These include digital and open sources of knowledge, online tools and services for students, teachers and researchers, and the increasingly important, but changed, role of the library’s physical place on campus.    

An exciting program featuring local and international speakers is now available at:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Information Literacy in an International Context
IATUL SIG Information Literacy Webinar Series

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) has completed its webinar project: In a total of five webinars, members of the group highlighted various topics relating to information literacy, and described current developments. With 100 and more registrations for each of the webinars, there was great interest in the topics and format of the events.

For those who did not have the chance to participate in the live webinar, the recordings are now available online via the IATUL SIG IL website.

Presenters came from libraries in Germany, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. The webinars covered various aspects of information literacy teaching and service implementation such as e-learning, teaching skills, publication literacy, the development of IL services, and its integration into study programmes and curricula.

IATUL thanks the SIG IL for creating and making these great records available to the IATUL community.