Call for submissions
37th Annual IATUL Conference,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5 - 9 June 2016
The IATUL 2016 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters which should reflect the conference theme:
Library Leadership in a Sea of Change
Libraries are developing services for new emerging trends such as data management and curation, scholarly communication/publishing, copyright, open access, text and data mining (TDM) and digital initiatives. Libraries are also reshaping spaces to better respond to the ever changing and growing needs of end user communities. We see more and more collaboration between different units in order to create new and better learning environments where different professionals are joining forces to use their skills and knowledge to support their different communities.
This year's theme: Library Leadership in a Sea of Change reflects not only our host Institutions' locale by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity for you to share your cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries. The programme will be organized around the following five sub-themes:

  *   Collaboration
  *   Preparing the workforce, skills development
  *   Changing role of libraries in scholarly communication and assessment
  *   Physical library; Learning spaces
  *   Data management/Science

Call for papers and posters deadline: 15 January 2016
Proposals must be submitted online and must contain

  *   Title of the paper
  *   Author(s) of the paper
  *   Paper abstract (2,000 characters incl. spaces maximum)
  *   Speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address
  *   Biographical note on the speaker (500 characters incl. spaces maximum)
  *   Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere
  *   Proposed papers must be written in English
Online proposal submission<>
* Please note potential speakers must register as an Author before submitting a proposal.
Selection criteria
The IATUL Programme Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.
Important dates

  *   Deadline for proposals/abstracts: 15 January 2016
  *   Notifying of speakers acceptance: 15 February 2016
  *   Final abstract, biographical note and passport size photograph for conference programme: 14 March 2016
  *   Full text of paper and IATUL Copyright form<>: 18 April 2016
  *   Submission of Power Point Presentations: 20 May 2016
Instructions for papers

  *   Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 4,000 words incl. spaces.
  *   All papers submitted must be original and have not 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 on the IATUL web site.
  *   Should your presentation have special technical requirements, please inform us on time.
  *   See the detailed IATUL 2016 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 could be described by text, graphics, photographs, illustrations...
  *   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.
  *   Display panels for posters will be ready by Monday, 6 at 10:00 am and all posters should be put up before 14:30 pm.
  *   A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Conference programme 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, 9 June 2016.
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.
To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant programme <> provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the conference.
Evaluation committee:
Gwendolyn Ebbett, University of Windsor, Canada
Sharon Bostick, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Madeleine Lefebvre, Ryerson University, Canada
Reiner Kallenborn, University of Munich, Germany
JoAnne Sparks, MacQuarrie University, Australia


Gwendolyn Ebbett, Chair, IATUL 2016 Conference Committee
Leddy Library
University of Windsor * 401 Sunset Ave. * Windsor ON Canada * N9B 3P4
tel: (519) 253-3000, ext. 3161
fax: (519) 971-3638
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