40th IAMSLIC Anniversary





Regarding our 40th celebration, we will be announcing all the special activities that will be held. We invite you to join us September 14-18, 2014 at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)  located in Noumea, New Caledonia.

* There will be a Special Poster Corner for the History of IAMSLIC, open during the whole Conference,  to all those that would like to remember and share images of persons, moments, conferences, Guin Auctions, achievements and thoughts about how IAMSLIC connects all of us members. It will be very specially dedicated to  the retirees and those who sailed this Association from the very beginning.

* One of the potential topics you can choose to send a paper or poster on is:  Importance of library associations: Why and How IAMSLIC adds value to your Library?


You can read about Our Story: The Beginning (adapted from “IAMSLIC: The Beginning,” by Carol Winn, in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference, 1989, ix); The Continuing Story by Judy Ashmore, compiler and Carol Winn, editor, and The Next Decade by Barb Butler. Also the list of our Past Presidents since 1975 (Carolyn Winn, Convenor) up to the present and about our former conferences.


“The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) began in 1975
under the name East Coast Marine Science Librarians (ECMSL)……”


“May the future years exhibit the same growth, global outlook and

 enthusiastic involvement of all our members”

(Judy Ashmore-Carol Winn)