Eintrag

38th Annual IATUL Conference
18.Juni 2017 - 22.Juni 2017
Ort: Bozen

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, South Tirol, Italy

Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context

With its variety of services, managerial responsibilities, incorporating treasures from the past into the digital world, connecting continuity with innovation, and preparing our patrons for the challenges in a networked information society, the modern university library is a cosmos in itself. It remains, however, part of the university, and is always linked to the service requirements of its members and goals set by the university management. Therefore, the library’s mandate and all our endeavours are primarily embedded in the university’s strategic processes, along with library services resulting from our mission. The consequences are manifold, go far beyond local concerns, and will be reflected in the theme of this year’s conference: “Embedding Libraries – Service and Development in Context” and its subtopics:

· Organisational models for transformation

· Skills for the new challenges

· Re-design of physical spaces

· Digital library development

· Research Support Services

· New approaches to information literacy

· Strategic partnership at the local and the global level

· Open Data, Open Access

· Analytics, research evaluation and bibliometrics

· Strategic alignment and advocacy