Shifting Sands and Rising Tides:
Leading Libraries through Innovation


The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 40th Annual IATUL Conference at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University in Perth, Australia from 23 June to 27 June 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest academic library initiatives and network with colleagues and friends from all over the world.

Technology has fundamentally changed the role of the academic library and how it operates. This is evident in the increased access to digital sources of knowledge, and digital tools and services for students, teachers and researchers along with the increasingly important role of the library’s physical place on campus. The IATUL 2019 conference themes will provide ample opportunity to explore and learn about how the library can enable work, study and research in higher education.


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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


Call for Papers and Posters Deadline 4 February 2019
Full Paper Submissions Deadline 31 July 2019
Registrations Open September 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes 20 April 2019
Registrations Close 1 June 2019


Dr Richard Walley OAM

Welcome to Country

Prof Dawn Freshwater
The University of Western Australia

Conference Opening

Prof Sharon Parker
Curtin University


Future of Work

Prof Seongcheol Kim
Korea University


Transforming the Library through Social Innovation: A Case Study of Korea University Library

Gerald Beasley
Cornell University


Shifting Sands and Rising Tides: Leading Libraries through Innovation

Prof Deborah Terry
Curtin University


Richard Parsons
University of Dundee

Plenary & Panel - Open Scholarship - Plan S

Prof Robyn Owens
The University of Western Australia

Open Scholarship Plenary and Panel

Prof Virginia Barbour
Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

Plenary and Panel