Conference Title: Connect, Collaborate, Create: Advancing Library Associations and Partnerships to Future-proof our Profession.

Dates: May 29, 30, 31, 2024

Format: Hybrid and presence

Description of the event: The role of a modern academic library is constantly evolving and expanding. Technology advancements continue to influence academic libraries and the educational environment, and with this, there are new expectations and challenges for our profession and library service. AI is a major and exciting development, and we are again witnessing a significant change. As librarians, we must remain flexible and receptive to new advancements to benefit our customers and ourselves.

The 2024 EALC conference is a forum to share experiences and practical solutions, discuss professional topics and support each other.

The Management of Library Associations of IFLA is delighted to collaborate with the Nazarbayev University Library and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan to present a joint conference. The goal is to bring information, experiences, and recommendations to contribute to strengthen library associations worldwide.

Here are MLAS themes to inspire you: Information Integrity, library advocacy, library association’s financial sustainability, strategic forecasting, and membership management.

These themes identified by MLAS for the conference are based on MLAS analysis of data from IFLA and MLAS. Additionally, we considered priority themes of bodies such as the United Nations where IFLA has maintained a constant presence for the last ten years.


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