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Call for Papers: VIII International Conference on Emerging Global Trends in University Library Development


The Nazarbayev University Library, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Library, and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan invite you to the 8th International Conference on Emerging Global Trends in University Library Development with the theme University Library Services and Resources for Research and Innovation which will be held in the framework of the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum on 6-7 June 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The conference will include presentations by foreign delegates and Kazakhstani librarians. A special feature of the conference will be a speed dating event which aims to personally connect with librarians and information providers on diverse issues about library and information services. The conference will also provide a live streaming link for those who can’t attend.

Participation in the conference is free of charge for librarians on limited capacity and priority will be given to the librarians coming from Central Asia. Commercial publishers are requested to pay 100 USD (registration fee) to defray the costs of the conference.

Travel, accommodation, and meals are at the expense of conference participants or sending organizations. The language of the conference is in English/Russian/Kazakh.


Nazarbayev University (first day)

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (second day)


Keynote Speakers



Sheila Stoeckel is the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Director for Teaching & Learning Programs.  She has over a decade of experience in designing residential and online information literacy curriculum, outreach services, and project management. Notably, she provided leadership for some of the implementations for the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.



 Annette Strauch


Annette Strauch, European Ethnologist (Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany) worked at University of Ulm, after employment in the open-air museum in Wales and National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. She has been working at ZIMT, Siegen University (Research Data Management). At Hildesheim University, in the University’s Library, she does RDM.




vanessa proudman

Vanessa Proudman has over 20 year’s international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years. She has also been programme and project manager to Europeana.eu (Bio courtesy of SPARC Europe).





Gulzhan Irzhanova is the Director of the Scientific Library of Taraz State University named after M.Kh.Dulaty, Kazakhstan. She is the current President of the Association of Libraries of Higher Educational Institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She has 28 years of work experience and her professional interests are: research in the field of bibliography; automation of library and bibliographic processes; management of remote network resources; organization of reference and search facilities; configuration of resources access services and analysis of their use in libraries; international library cooperation; and library quality management system. Gulzhan Irzhanova is the author of more than 80 publications on library and bibliographic information



Call for Papers

The library collection is the most valuable asset that any library can showcase to all its users. Library services, on the other hand, complement the patrons’ overall experience. An excellent library provides efficient services, enough study spaces, competent staff, and most importantly, an outstanding collection that suffice the needs of its community to attain quality research and innovation. The program committee seeks conference papers that address emerging global trends in academic librarianship.

Paper contributions are welcome from any part of the world but priority will be given to information professionals working in Central Asia and CIS countries.

Suggested proposals should be in line with the theme and should be based on the following topics:

  • Collection Assessment

  • Collection Development

  • Print and Digital Collection Management

  • Open Access and Repositories

  • Library Services in Digital Environment

  • Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces

  • Role of Libraries in Research

  • Library Innovation

  • Inclusive Education

  • User Experience (UX) Studies

  • Research Commons

The conference will provide a venue to present, share, and discuss best practices, strategies, and trends in libraries.

Key deadlines


Start of the call for abstracts

     10 January 2019

Start of registration 

     6 February 2019

Deadline of informative abstracts

     15 March 2019

Notification of approved abstracts

     30 March 2019

Submission of full paper

     30 April 2019

Submission of revised full paper

and Powerpoint presentation

     10 May 2019

Deadline of Registration

     24 May 2019


     6-7 June 2019


An informative abstract with less than 500 words should include the purpose of the study, methodology, findings, practical applications, and a statement of originality (the value of the paper).

Paper format

  1. Submitted titles and abstracts should be original and written in English.

  2. Full papers may be written in Russian and Kazakh.

  3. In submitting abstracts and full papers, authors should register and create their EasyChair account and upload papers using this conference paper management system. Make sure you are submitting to the correct conference with this acronym (ICEGTULD 2019). Here is the submission link: https://easychair.org/cfp/ICEGTULD2019

  4. Papers should be double-spaced. Limit the number of words to less than 5,000. Use Times New Roman with font size 12.

  5. Include a brief biographical note containing less than 50 words.

  6. Use APA style 6th edition in citing and referencing.

Presentation format

   1. We would appreciate receiving presentations using MS Powerpoint.

   2. If other than MS Powerpoint, please let us know before 10 May 2019.

Accepted papers must be presented by the author/s during the conference. Authors will be given 20 minutes each to present and 10 minutes for Q&A. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.


Call for Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available to commercial vendors and dealers. Please follow this link for more information.

Link: https://nu.kz.libguides.com/library_connect



Register using this link


For inquiries, please contact the following:

Joseph M. Yap

Program Committee Chair

Expert-Manager, Reference Department

Nazarbayev University Library



Kamilya Assylbekova

Sponsorship Committee Chair

Head, E-Resources Management Service

Nazarbayev University Library



Marina Poyarkova

Registration Committee Chair

Manager, Patron Services Department

Nazarbayev University Library


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