Invitation

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 39th Annual IATUL Conference at OsloMet — Oslo Metropolitan University (former Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, HiOA) in Oslo, Norway. Get inspiration for the future work with library development and meet up with colleagues and friends from all over the world at the same time.

Libraries for the Future - from Inspiring Spaces to Open Science

The technological developments of recent decades have contributed to increased access to digital sources of knowledge and digital tools for students, teachers and researchers. These developments have changed not only patterns of work, study and research in higher education, but also patterns of library use.

Creating a modern library, then, demands that we respond to these changes and the challenges and opportunities they bring. One way to accomplish this is to focus on the users: what are their needs and what kinds of library and library services are relevant to them? Responding to change may also mean looking at how we organize our work: what will be the goals of a library of the future, and how will we organize ourselves, cooperate and collaborate to achieve these goals?

With this in mind, the overall topics for the conference and the call for papers will be:

· User Centered Library and Service Design
· Research Support and Open Science
· Open Innovation
· Beyond now - leading the workforce of the future
· Information Literacy in a Digital Age
· Strategic Collaboration, locally and globally

Key dates

Registration opens January 15, 2018
Early Bird closes April 20, 2018
Registration closes June 1, 2018

Keynote and plenary speakers

Keynote: Andy Priestner
Keynote: Andy Priestner
Andy is a freelance trainer and consultant in user experience (UX) research methods, leadership and teambuilding.
Keynote: Dan Banik
Keynote: Dan Banik
Dan Banik is professor of political science and research director at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and Environment.
Keynote: Rocky M.D. Ralebipi-Simela
Keynote: Rocky M.D. Ralebipi-Simela
Prof. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela is the National Librarian and CEO of the National Library of South Africa.
Plenary: Curt Rice
Plenary: Curt Rice
Curt Rice is currently Rector at OsloMet — Oslo Metropolitan University (former Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, HiOA).
Plenary: Aslak Sira Myhre
Plenary: Aslak Sira Myhre
Aslak Sira Myhre is General Director of the National Library of Norway.
Plenary: Hildegard Schaeffler
Plenary: Hildegard Schaeffler
Hildegard Schaeffler is the Head of the Serials, Licensing and Electronic Publishing Department at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany.
Plenary: Bethany Wilkes
Plenary: Bethany Wilkes
Bethany Wilkes is the College Librarian at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.
Plenary: Dianne Cmor
Plenary: Dianne Cmor
Dianne Cmor is Associate University Librarian, Teaching and Learning, at Concordia University in Montreal.