call for papers


The IATUL 2019 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters, which should reflect the conference theme:

Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation

The overall themes for the conference and the call for papers will be:

  • Next Generation Information Discovery and Access
  • Best Practice in Information and Digital Literacy
  • Structures and Skills for Future Work
  • Library Spaces for Outstanding Student Experience and Research Excellence
  • Pathways to F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Research
  • Strategic Advocacy and Partnerships, Locally and Globally
  • Value and Impact with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Important dates

The Call for Papers will open in November 2018

Deadline for proposals/abstracts: 1 February 2019

Notification of acceptance: TBA

Submission of final abstract and biographical note ready for publication on the website: TBA

Submission of full-text paper for conference proceedings: TBA

Instructions for abstracts, papers and posters

  • Please keep the length of your abstract to 2,000 characters incl. spaces and your biographical note to 500 characters incl. spaces.
  • All papers submitted must be original, and not have been published or presented before.
  • Abstract, papers and power point presentation will be published online.
  • Authors of accepted papers/poster must attend the conference for the paper/poster to be presented.
  • Authors would be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 5 additional minutes for discussion with the audience.
  • 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.

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.

Selection criteria

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

Best Poster Award

The posters will be evaluated by two IATUL Board members for content, innovation, and presentation of the poster.