45th International IAMSLIC Conference

20-25 October 2019, Port Aransas, Texas, USA


Howy’d y’all, the IAMSLIC planning committee would like to invite all our IAMSLIC friends to our 45th IAMSLIC Annual Conference and 29th SAIL Regional Meeting.

For those of you who haven’t made up your mind about attending yet, we have just a few spots left on our delegate list and a very tempting programme for you to consider.

This year we are exploring the theme of Living on the Edge. Like Texas, IAMSLIC is also composed of diverse members who are either living ordinary lives in rather extraordinary circumstances or coping with unique situations at libraries and information centers. When we meet at conferences, or via listserv and web meetings, IAMSLIC helps to serve as a melting pot; a space where mixtures and exchanges of library practices, experiences, culture, and philosophies are shared among our members.

Sharing our success, failures, challenges, and strategies make up the story and history of IAMSLIC. We share a rich hybrid culture. We have members leading libraries or information centers in extreme, poor or sad situations- in a disaster risk area, in conflict areas, and with bleak funding prospects or reduced budgets, among other examples. We are constantly bombarded with issues on increasing subscription costs, mergers or closures, succession planning, and devaluing of libraries. In short, librarians and information staff live on the edge. We have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle in our mission to develop an informed and literate society. Yet despite these situations, at the end of the day, we THRIVE!

We hope that you will find this conference rewarding, informative and fun. We are excited to meet new friends, learn new cultures and have a great time. IAMSLIC is a unique organization and we want to inspire you in your career, in your workplace, and with your IAMSLIC family. Enjoy!

Last chance to register here!

Over the coming days we will give you a flavour of our programme and an introduction to some of our speakers. For those of you who cannot join us in Texas, please stay tuned to this blog, our Facebook page and on Twitter @Iamslicorg and #IamPortAransas.

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