13 Reasons to attend IGeLU 2018

Join us at the IGeLU Conference & Developers’ Day

IGeLU would be delighted to welcome you to our annual conference in August. The 2018 event will be held in Prague between the 20th and 23rd August with Developers’ Day running on Thursday 23rd too. If you are seeking your managers’ support in order to attend, we have summarized some useful information below to help you develop a case.

Making the case to attend

• The annual IGeLU conference is a truly diverse and international offering with community authored content and networking opportunities with global reach
• Engage with librarians and technologists from academic, national, government and specialist libraries with differing perspectives and new ideas
• Be part of our dynamic and proactive community with opportunities to join the discourse about Ex Libris products plus major topical library, technology and publishing issues
• Gain direct insight into the Ex Libris development paths for their products
• Learn more about and participate in IGeLU community initiatives:

o Product Working Groups
o Specialist Interest Working Groups:

 Consortia, Interoperability
 Analytics, Content
 Linked Open data

o National and regional groups (INUG)

• Attend Working Group open meetings and share your opinions with the people who work directly with Ex Libris for the community, the WG Coordinators
• Participate in a flexible and content rich community driven conference programme offering a mixture of plenary sessions, parallel breakout presentations and the famous IGeLU Question & Answer session where you can ask Ex Libris senior managers important questions…
• Opportunity to meet with senior Ex Libris staff including Product Managers throughout the conference allowing you to discuss your own issues confidentially
• A thoroughly planned conference with our members and their feedback at its core – we offer a single venue for the main conference and Developers’ Day, mobile app, refreshments & lunches included, welcome reception, social event, with value for money as one of our underpinning core principles
• IGeLU welcomes first-time attendees and is happy to offer a meet and greet service
• Conference presentations are made available to members for you to share your learning at your home institution.
• Take home a lasting network of expert product contacts and connections that you can rely on every day
• The IGeLU conference is an excellent investment for your institution – we look forward to sharing our expertise and learning from yours
• Further details about the 2018 Conference & Developers’ day

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