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.
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Thursday, June 24 • 13:30 - 15:00
Session #8: Level up! Building the skills FILLING

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Join our Session ‘Level up! Building the Skills’

This session will be chaired by Cécile Swiatek, University of Paris Nanterre, France​
  • Play games with me: experiences using gamification for online research skills training, Elisa Rodenburg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Joanne Yeomans, Leiden University, The Netherlands Lena Karvovskaya, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • LibraryDen: an open online asynchronous information literacy course, Anne Calvert Barnhart, University of West Georgia, United States
  • Developing Social Interoperability to Advance Open Science: A Joint Effort by LIBER and OCLC, Astrid Verheusen, LIBER; Rebecca Bryant, OCLC
  • Speed talk: RDA's 23 Things as Research Data Management Support Tool in Slovenian University Libraries, Ana Inkret, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives, Mitja Vovk Iskrić, Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana, Irena Vipavc Brvar, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives

The ‘Level up! Building the Skills’ session will highlight various concepts that can be used to boost library communities in the widest sense of the word: from supporting students with virtual games to the implementation of national Open Science strategies, and many things in between. Would you like to find out how these are connected, and what they have to do with skills? Then please join this session! 

The first presentation by Elisa Rodenburg presents the Data Horror Virtual Escape Room, a virtual escape room designed to introduce basic research data management concepts to university staff and students through the format of an online escape room game. They will discuss how game-based learning (GBL) has been gaining increasing attention as a way to enhance learning and how it offers an opportunity to broaden the audience for traditional library-taught training. Not only will attendees learn how it can be be used by any library as it is, but additionally how the concept can also easily be reproduced and adapted to other contexts and settings.
The second presentation by Anne Calvert Barnhart explores LibraryDen, an Open online asynchronous information literacy course in the course management system (CMS). The goals for the project were to create a useful learning object with integrated assessment that would help students and be appealing to faculty as an assignment. The team also wanted the end result to be easy to maintain with reduced personnel and something that the larger library community could also benefit from. In this presentation, the team leader will describe the remoted and distributed work that made the project successful. The presentation will also address how student learning is measured and assessed through the course. Participants will also discuss the possibilities of and obstacles to implementing this idea at their home institutions.
The third presentation by Rebecca Bryant and Astrid Verheusen discusses the multi-part OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, developed with the aim of engaging the library community in envisioning an ideal future for Open Science and to discuss the roles of research libraries in furthering Open Science goals. In this presentation, OCLC and LIBER representatives share findings from both the Fall 2020 OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series and the subsequent Social Interoperability Workshop Series, including lessons learned on how libraries can engage stakeholders across their institution.
Finally, a lightning talk by Irena Vipavc Brvar will discuss RDA Node Slovenia, formed in February 2019 within the RDA Europe 4.0 project to connect national Open Science stakeholders, promote the culture of data sharing and contribute to the implementation of the National Open Science Strategy. The talk will present the process of adaptation, the use, and the impact of the document for RDM practice in Slovenia, placing it in the context of other Open Science initiatives currently underway in the Slovenian research community.

* 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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Anne Calvert Barnhart

Professor and Head of Outreach & Assessment, University of West Georgia
Anne C. Barnhart is Professor and Head of Outreach and Assessment at the University of West Georgia. Her MS in Library and Information Sciences is from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. She also has an MA in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and an MA in Religious Studies... Read More →
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Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads research and outreach activities related to an array of topics impacting academic libraries, including research information management (RIM), research data management (RDM), and institutional scholarly... Read More →
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Elisa Rodenburg

Research Data Steward / Interim RDM Community Manager, Bibliotheek Vrije Universiteit
Elisa Rodenburg is a Research Data Steward at the University Library of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In that position, she answers Research Data Management questions, develops information resources about RDM and assists her colleagues with the RDM courses offered to Vrije Universiteit... Read More →
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Irena Vipavc Brvar

Head of department, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives
Irena Vipavc Brvar is the Head of the department at the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She holds a MSc in Statistics, obtained at the University of Ljubljana. She has been involved in data archiving processes for... Read More →

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Cécile Swiatek

Library Director, University of Paris Nanterre, France
Cécile Swiatek is Library director at the University of Paris Nanterre, France. She is particularly involved with opening up knowledge, pedagogy, HE digital innovation, Skill issues.Before 2021, Cécile Swiatek was Deputy Director at the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas academic... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 13:30 - 15:00 CEST