48th IAMSLIC Conference

Created on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 09:04

Registration for 48th IAMSLIC Conference &4th Grupo Regional Latinamericano Meeting is open

  • for in-person attendance in Montevideo until Monday, October 3, 2022
  • for virtual attendance until Monday, October 17, 2022.

Conference entitled From streams to oceans: Libraries informing sustainability of aquatic resources

will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay and online, 18-21 October, 2022.


Conference fees for members:

  In-person attendance Virtual attendance
High Income Countries $365 $55
Low-Mid Income Countries $355 $40


More information at registration page:

Preliminary program is already available:


Joint ASFA -AquaDocs Conference

Created on Monday, September 5, 2022 - 09:40

The joint ASFA-AquaDocs Conference: Aquatic Science Professional Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be held virtually on 15th September at 13:00-17:00 CEST.

The Conference is open to all and free to attend.

Registration is required!

Conference Themes

How the librarian profession contributes to the UN SDGs - Librarian skills such as effective information management and sharing is vital to meeting each of the SDGs. Proposals on the role librarians can play now and in the future to help achieve the SDGs are welcomed, with a particular focus on Open Access information and how librarians can improve the accessibility of aquatic science research outputs (particularly from the global south and communities underrepresented by commercial publishers).

Library services or projects that support the UN SDGs - Library services such as reference services, literature searches, information and literacy programmes (ILP), research data management services, and training sessions to students and future researchers, can all contribute to meeting SDGs. Likewise, many libraries directly support the work of their institution by contributing to projects. Proposals are welcomed on the work of libraries that lead to a direct or indirect support to the SDGs.

Information or data products that support the UN SDGs - Any repository, database or information product that supports one or more of the UN SDGs could be presented at this conference.

Conference program is available at:



Joint OpenASFA - AquaDocs training

Created on Monday, August 22, 2022 - 09:34



The FAO ASFA Secretariat and AquaDocs (IOC-IODE and IAMSLIC) would like to invite you to a joint training programme on the use of OpenASFA and AquaDocs. The training will run from 29th August - 2nd September and cover the basics of using OpenASFA and AquaDoc, as well as Advanced Cataloguing sessions that will help improve the quality of records on both systems. here will be five training sessions, each to last no longer than 2 hours.

Each session will be held at 13:00 - 15:00 UTC/ GMT.

The training sessions are open to all, it is not necessary to be familiar with either OpenASFA or AquaDocs, or be a member of ASFA or IAMSLIC. It is necessary to register for each training session you wish to attend.


If you wish to attend, please register using the links at:



IAMSLIC Conference Travel grant

Created on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 09:46

IAMSLIC is now accepting applications to the Guin Fund from IAMSLIC members from low and middle-income countries

for conference travel grants for the 48th IAMSLIC Hybrid Conference 2022 in Montevideo, Uruguay & Online.

The deadline for grant applications is August 21, 2022.





48th IAMSLIC Conference & 4th Grupo Regional Latinamericano Meeting

Created on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 16:02

The Program Committee 48th Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) and the 4th Grupo Regional Latinamericano (LARG) invites submission of proposals to present at this hybrid conference, either in person in Uruguay, or remotely.

Deadline for Abstract submission is: 9 August 2022.

The IAMSLIC 2022 conference theme is “From Streams to Oceans: Libraries Informing Sustainability of Aquatic Resources.”

IAMSLIC2022 welcomes proposals that highlight:

  • Data Science and Data Analytics (Visual Literacy, Research Data Management, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Ethics of Data Sharing (Open Access, Intellectual Property, Value of Sharing Data)
  • Ocean and Climate Change Literacy (Pollution, Other Issues)
  • Library Administration and Leadership (Pandemic, Natural Disasters, Future of Libraries, Professional Development, Mentoring, Collaborations)
  • Sustainable Development Goals - Support Initiatives
  • Information Literacy (Education and Training)
  • Publishing and Publishers (Transformative Agreements, Predatory Journals, Peer Review Process, Curating Pre-prints and Post-prints).