LIBER 2021 Online has ended
This year, the LIBER 2021 Conference is a special one indeed. That’s because our organisation is celebrating our 50th anniversary and this year also marks the 50th conference that we’ve run. Over the years our conference has served as a vibrant hub for research libraries from all over Europe. Hence, this is a milestone to be celebrated and we are very excited to welcome you at our upcoming (virtual) conference!
The conference will be digitally co-hosted by our colleagues at the University of Belgrade Library in Serbia. As such, we aim to recreate and showcase our vibrant community that is the LIBER Network, while at the same time hosting our conference online and ensuring the safety of all conference participants.

Make sure you visit our virtual professional exhibition & networking space here: lbve.rs. You can also visit our virtual poster exhibition here and make sure to cast your vote for your favourite poster by filling in this form.

Feel free to browse through our digital programme and start building your customised schedule. If you haven’t registered for our conference please make sure that you do so here.
Wednesday, June 23 • 16:00 - 17:30
Knowledge Café: LIBER Strategy FULL

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Welcome to the virtual edition of LIBER's famous Knowledge Café!

This year we would like to ask for your input on the new strategy that LIBER will develop for the 2023-2027 period. With LIBER’s current Strategy (2017-2022) coming to a close, we would like to invite our members to join us in our effort to think back and assess LIBER’s efforts since 2017 (being at the forefront of representing research libraries in Europe and advocating for the future of Open Science). 2020 was undoubtedly a rocky and unpredictable year and LIBER, more so than before, ensured the delivery of services to our wide network while also running our virtual events. This enabled us to reach every corner of Europe and to especially invite members of underrepresented areas to join our online activities (which was not always possible for them before). As we are currently developing the foundation for our next LIBER Strategy, we invite all conference participants to join us during this Knowledge Cafe and help shape the vision for the next LIBER Strategy.

According to LIBER President, Jeannette Frey, “Our network is the biggest source of valuable information when it comes to strategising. The needs and wishes of our network must be addressed as part of this crucial procedure to create a new LIBER strategy. And of course, the new strategy is so much more than simply a document. It must be a living and breathing document that we can all utilise and refer to. As such, we would gladly appreciate your input in this interactive session/Knowledge Café on the topic.”

* This session is being recorded. By joining the session, you are consenting to be recorded.

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Astrid Verheusen

Executive Director, LIBER
Astrid is Executive Director of LIBER.Her career began as a researcher at the Institute for Dutch History and as a product manager at Sdu Publiskers. From 2001 onwards, Astrid worked at the National Library of the Netherlands. She was involved in projects and programs concerning mass... Read More →
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Jeannette Frey

Director, BCU Lausanne
Jeannette is President of LIBER since 2018, and has been director of the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire (BCU) Lausanne since 2008. She has overseen an extension of the main building of the university library and the implementation of a new ILS for the Renouvaud network of... Read More →

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Hilde van Wijngaarden

Library Director, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. H.N. (Hilde) van Wijngaarden is Director of the University Library of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds this position since 2017.Hilde has studied history and received her PhD for a study of poor families and poor relief in the Seventeenth Century. During her research... Read More →

Wednesday June 23, 2021 16:00 - 17:30 CEST