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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!
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Thursday, June 24 • 10:30 - 12:30
Citizen Science: Defining a role for my library FULL

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Citizen Science gets momentum as universities and libraries are opening centers, units and hubs in order to build infrastrucure, services and facilitate the work of researchers. While every university is unique and no one size fits all, nonetheless, there are a number of roles in citizen science activities for which libraries are particularly well positioned.

This future-oriented, innovative and dialogue-oriented workshop will try to identify roles, services and how to get started. Buidling on the LIBER Open Science Roadmap and activities of the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group, this event outlines WHAT roles can be defined, WHERE to find inspiration, and HOW research libraries can move to implementation mode.

The workshop contain of two parts.

1. Roles and services: feedback and discussion (09.15-10.10)

  • The Power of Many. Advocacy, engagement and the UN SDG’s. (Anne Kathrine Overgaard & Thomas Kaarsted) 
  • Research Librarians Guide to Citizen Science. Drawing inspiration from SciStarter’s groundbreaking ‘Librarians Guide to Citizen Science’ (2019) the Working Group will publish a similar guide for research libraries. (Simon Worthington)  
  • Templates for Single Point of Contact. Building on the BESPOC-model (Ignat & Ayris 2020), the Working Group aims to deliver a series of digital templates for all libraries. (Dirk van Gorp & Tiberius Ignat) 
2. How to get started: a facilitated discussion in groups (10.00-11.00)
Building on the presentations in Part One, participants get the opportunity to outline roles for themselves. Part Two consists of three themes:
  • How to get started: Advocacy, barriers and no one size fits all 
  • How to get going: Tips & tricks from the research librarians guide to citizen science 
  • How to consolidate: The library as single point on contact 

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

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Anne Kathrine Overgaard

Anne Kathrine Overgaard is Head of External Projects at the Faculty of Health Sciences at SDU and co-founder of SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Center.  Twitter: @AnneKOvergaard 
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Dirk van Gorp

Dirk van Gorp is Open Science Manager and head of Open Science support at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He has been working on Citizen Science support for several years, and is a member of the LIBER Citizen Science Workgroup.@Dirkvangorp ... Read More →
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Thomas Kaarsted

Deputy Library Director, Univ. Library of Southern Denmark
Originally the managing director of a publishing house, Thomas Kaarsted joined the University Library of Southern Denmark in 2008 and was appointed Deputy Library Director in 2013. He is on LIBER’s Conference Programme Committee and is active in the Citizen Science Working Gr... Read More →
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Tiberius Ignat

Director, Scientific Knowledge Services
Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services. He runs in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe a series of workshops - Focus On Open Science. After being an individual member of LIBER, he became a LIBER Associate. Tiberius is a member of the European Citizen... Read More →


Stefan Wiederkehr

Head of Special Collections and Digitization, Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Vasso Kalaitzi

Head of International Projects, LIBER

Thursday June 24, 2021 10:30 - 12:30 CEST