The 44th IATUL Conference

Ngā Reo o te Katoa – The Voices of All

E koekoe te tūī, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kererū.
The tūī squawks, the kākā chatters the kererū coos. It takes all kinds of people

– Dr Hinemoa Elder


This conference is not only a showcase for Aotearoa New Zealand and the mahi we are doing in the GLAMR sector, but an opportunity to build your kete aronui and enhance the pūkenga of all those present. We hope to achieve this by:

    • Celebrating our achievements and learning from our mistakes/taking risks (Ko te hapa te tuakana o te ako – mistakes are the older sibling of learning).
    • Hosting a conference where elements of Te Ao Māori (including kawa/tikanga/karakia/waiata) are woven into the fabric of the conference and experienced in a way that is genuine and authentic.
    • Providing whanaungatanga – a sense of community and belonging for manuhiri.
    • Enacting our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting everyone on the journey with us.
    • Providing manaakitanga – for people to be looked after, to learn, be challenged and inspired.

The conference streams aim to embrace the diversity of our profession and the work that we do in academic libraries, offering the opportunity to educate by weaving an indigenisation thread through all streams. They are:

    1. Tuwheratanga – Openness
    2.  Ōritetanga – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Enabling success for all
    3.  Wānanga – Sharing lived experiences
    4. Whakawhanaungatanga – Building relationships

We look forward to welcoming you this year.

Ngā manaakitanga – with best wishes

Sue Roberts, University Librarian and Director Libraries and Learning Services, University of Auckland

Kim Tairi, University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology

Michelle Blake, University Librarian, The University of Waikato


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Available Travel Grants

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Save the Date: 24-28 November 2024

Submission Portal Opens:  Friday, 23 February 2024

Submission Portal Closes: Wednesday, 1 May 2024  Monday, 13 May 2024, 7AM NZT SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Registration Portal Opens: Monday, 6 May 2024

Author Notification: Friday, 31 May 2024  Friday, 7 June 2024


Author Acceptance Deadline: Sunday, 30 June 2024

Early Bird Registration and Presenter Registration Deadline: Sunday, 1 September 2024

Registration Closes: Friday, 25 October 2024

Conference Dates:

Sunday to Thursday, 24-28 November 2024

Days before the Conference








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