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43rd IATUL Annual Conference UAE

13 - 16 Marzec 2023

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites proposals for papers and posters for the 43rd Annual IATUL Conference in the United Arab Emirates, 13-16 March 2023. This conference will offer attendees the opportunity to reconnect, re-engage, share ideas with and learn from colleagues and friends from around the world. For the first time since 2019, the IATUL Annual Conference will be held fully in-person.

Papers are invited on the following theme: "Libraries Pushing Boundaries". The 43rd IATUL Conference will be an exploration of forward-thinking in academic libraries and information services and a chance to share experiences of transforming and renewing services, spaces, and resources to add value to our organizations.

Proposals should consider:

  • Vision, Leadership and Professional Growth
    Highlighting value and quality, strategic partnership and collaboration, leading and transforming, work environments - problems and solutions
  • Digital and Service Delivery
    Users as co-creators of services and spaces, spaces for discovery, AI and robots in the library, discovery services and systems, marketing for maximum returns
  • Developing Capable Citizens
    Information and digital literacies, student success pathways, employability and career support, sustainability initiatives
  • Impact and Surfacing Research
    Sharing and promoting research, managing openness, future-proofing/preservation, #Hashtag social media experiences, mapping Sustainable Development Goals

Proposals should reflect international perspectives and provide insight into regional issues, with the aim of engaging attendees in networking and relationship/capacity building. A written paper will be required for the conference proceedings, however a range of presentation formats are possible. Poster presentations are also invited.

December 2, 2022: deadline for proposals/abstracts
January 31 - February 21, 2023: open registration

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