Posted by: bluesyemre | December 23, 2016

38th Annual #IATUL Conference, 18-22 June 2017, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, South Tirol, Italy


The IATUL 2017 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters, which should reflect the conference theme:

Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context

With its variety of services, managerial responsibilities, incorporating treasures from the past into the digital world, connecting continuity with innovation, and preparing our patrons for the challenges in a networked information society, the modern university library is a cosmos in itself. It remains, however, part of the university, and is always linked to the service requirements of its members and goals set by the university management. Therefore, the library’s mandate and all our endeavours are primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes, along with library services resulting from our mission. The consequences are manifold, go far beyond local concerns, and will be reflected in the theme of this year’s conference: “Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context” and its subtopics:

  • Organisational models for transformation
  • Skills for the new challenges
  • Re-design of physical spaces
  • Digital library development
  • Research Support Services
  • New approaches to information literacy
  • Strategic partnership at the local and the global level
  • Open Data, Open Access
  • Analytics, research evaluation and bibliometrics
  • Strategic alignment and advocacy

Selection criteria:

The IATUL Program Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.

Important dates:

From January 16 you can create an account and submit your abstract under:

  • Deadline for proposals/abstracts: January 29 2017
  • Notifying of speakers’ acceptance: February 24 2017
  • Submission of final abstract and biographical note ready for publication on the website: March 12 2017
  • Submission of Power Point presentation: April 16 2017
  • Submission of full-text paper for conference proceedings: June 18 2017

Instructions for abstracts and papers:

  • Please keep the length of your biographical note to 500 characters incl. spaces and the abstract to 2,000 characters incl. spaces.
  • Full-text papers must be written in English and should not exceed 4,000 words incl. spaces.
  • All papers submitted must be original and not have been published or presented before.
  • Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference for the paper to be presented.
  • Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 10 additional minutes for discussion with the audience.
  • Abstracts, papers and Power Point presentations will be published online.
  • Should your presentation have special technical requirements, please inform us on time.
  • See the detailed IATUL 2017 Author Guidelines.

Instructions for posters:

  • Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community. Your topic can be described using text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, etc.
  • Posters must be written in English.
  • The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  • Authors of accepted posters must attend the conference for the poster to be displayed and presented.
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
  • A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Conference program and on the IATUL website.

Best Poster Award:

The posters will be evaluated by two IATUL Board members for content, innovation, and presentation of the poster. The Irmgard Lankenau Poster Prize will be announced at the conference closing session on Thursday, 22 June 2017.

Please note:

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IATUL.

Evaluation committee:

  • Paolo Buoso, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Elisha Chiware, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Gwendolyn Ebbett, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Anne Horn, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Reiner Kallenborn, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Gerda Winkler, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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