LIBER’s ambitious international leadership development programme is designed to shape the next generation of senior leaders in European research libraries.

This LIBER Programme is aimed at ’emerging leaders’ — people who are already in senior management positions, but who wish to do more to enhance their leadership qualities in preparation for the step up to the next big challenge: that of taking responsibility for leading an organisation through changing times.

The 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Programme will be divided into four parts:

  • A first seminar in Patras, Greece (July 2nd – July 4th 2017), hosted by the University of Patras, with courses;
  • A year for mentorship, including a professional training placement at the mentor’s library (one week);
  • Action Learning during the year between the two courses;
  • A second seminar in Lille (June 25th – June 27th 2018, dates to be confirmed), with courses and shared experience.

The first seminar in the programme took place just before the 2017 LIBER Annual Conference in Patras, Greece.


Please contact John Tuck, Chair of the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Working Group with any questions about the 2017 LIBER Leadership Programme.