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:

Call for papers and posters deadline: 15 January 2016

Proposals must be submitted online and must contain

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

Instructions for papers

Instructions for posters

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
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