The last year was a busy one for LIBER. Apart from our increased activities in European Projects, we enjoyed an extremely successful Annual Conference in London (we’re already planning the 2016 conference in Helsinki) and welcomed a new member of the Executive Board, Ms Anja Smit, together with a number of new colleagues at the office in The Hague.
In addition, LIBER’s community grew by 28 participants: 25 libraries, two individual library and research professionals hailing from overseas, and an association from Southern Europe. Our new members bring with them expertise from all corners of Europe, together with those from further afield.
Two of the most recent institutions to join LIBER shared their motivation with us:
The research library of the Georg Eckert Institute is collecting textbooks from all over the world. We’re interested in meeting international colleagues and want to be more visible. Furthermore, we like to support the interests of libraries on a European level and think working together is more necessary in a Digital Age.
One of the reasons for Dalarna University to join LIBER is to participate in a network of other University and research libraries, and attend the annual conference.
From all of us at LIBER, a very warm welcome to all newcomers in 2015 (listed below). We look forward to meeting more new LIBER libraries this year!
- Lapland University Consortium Library
- Tampere University of Technology Library
- The University of the Arts
- Library of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
- University Library Mainz
- Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
- Conference of Italian University Rectors (association)
- TU/e Library, Information Expertise Center
- NIOZ Library
- Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Netherlands
Papua New Guinea
- Mid Sweden University Library
- Karlstad University Library
- SLU University Library
- Dalarna University Library