The International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is a voluntary international organization which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in technological universities throughout the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems.

The 21st Annual IATUL Conference was held on July 3rd – July 7th, 2000 at Queensland University of Technology Library in Brisbane, Australia. The 21st Annual IATUL Conference’s theme was “Virtual Libraries: Virtual Communities”.

Papers and presentations may be found in the links below, organized first by the day they were presented and then alphabetically by the title of the presentation. Presentations that were given may be found under the additional files field. Papers and presentations for which no files were provided, or for which permission to make openly available was not granted, have been omitted from this collection.


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"After the fireworks: Opportunities and Directions for University Libraries".

Alex Bryne, University Librarian, University of Technology, Sydney

Building Info-skills by Degrees: Embedding Information Literacy in University Study

Wendy Abbott, Division of Information Services, Griffith University
Deborah Peach, Division of Information Services, Griffith University

“Creating information infrastructures that work for the new millennium”

Heather Gordon, University of the Sunshine Coast

“Developing IT literacy levels among staff in a networked environment”

Julie Wilcocks, University of the Witwatersrand Library
Clare Walker, University of the Witwatersrand Library

“Does the virtual campus demand a virtual library? Library leadership in response to Big Hairy Audacious Goals”

James G. Neal, Johns Hopkins University

“Education for a sustainable future”

Ian Lowe, Griffith University,

Education for Information Literacy in Czech Technical Universities"

Vladimir T. Borovansky, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

“Facing the challenges of transition: the next generation library”

Nancy V. Green, The Linda Hall Library

"Forward with Imagination: Innovative Library Client Services for the 21st Century".

Alan Bundy, University Librarian, University of South Australia

“From bricks to clicks: unified campus delivery systems futures”

Colin Steele, Australian National University

“Growing productive partnerships”

Pauline Fountain, Brisbane Institute of TAFE
Sandra Lawrence, Brisbane Institute of TAFE

“In technology we trust - a perspective from up North

Irma Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology

“Information literacy - collaboration between the University of Pretoria and the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education”

Jane Elizabeth Thompson, University of Pretoria

"Information Literacy for the Skeptical Library Director"

Patricia S. Breivik, University Library, San Jose University

“Information Literacy in electronic environments : fantasies, facts and futures”

Ross Todd, University of Technology, Sydney

“Knowledge management in the current research environment”

ET Brown, University of Queensland

“Library automation and the management of change”

Murray C. Shepherd, University of Waterloo

“Navigating the Information Economy”

Joyce Kirk, University of Technology, Sydney

“The Academic library in the 21st Century - what need for physical space?”

Helen King, La Trobe University Library

“The GAELS project: effecting strategic change through a collaborative service review".

Jane Barton, Glasgow University

“The Virtual Campus: the impact on teaching and learning”

Janice Rickards, Griffith University

"UQ Library's first CIS : Towards Customising Information Services at the University of Queensland Library"

Ruth Foxlee, University of Queensland Library
Karen Borchardt, University of Queensland Library

“Value not virtual”

Sue McKnight, Deakin University Library

“Virtual libraries: interactive support software and an application in chaotic models”

Anthi Katsirikou, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)
Christos Skiadas, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)
Apostolos Apostolou, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)
Giannis Rompogiannakis, Technical University of Crete (T.U.C)

“Virtual libraries: service realities”

Jan Novak, Queensland University of Technology

"Watch our Lips!: New skills and services for the knowledge age

Penny Carnaby, Director Education Resource Centre, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology