The theme of the 2017 programme is Transforming Research Libraries: The Leadership Challenge, and it will take place from 17-19 May at Sciences Po, in the heart of Paris. The Paris Institute of Political Studies is ideally located on the Left Bank in the 7th arrondissement, near the River Seine and between the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Boulevard Raspail.
Designed for 20-25 Library Directors who are already in leadership positions in their institutions, the programme will help participants to deliver strategic change as libraries and institutions redefine themselves in an ever-changing information and social environment.
Rather than a series of presentations and seminars, the event will be truly interactive and a learning opportunity for everyone involved. Senior leaders from libraries, business and academia will provide keynotes, case studies and provocations on the specific themes.
Following the success of the first LIBER Journées in May 2015, we are pleased to announce that the event will again be led and moderated by the Programme Chair, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lossau, former Director of Göttingen State and University Library, and now Vice-President of the University of Göttingen. Prof. Dr Lossau will be supported by the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group, chaired by John Tuck, Director of Library Services, Royal Holloway, University of London, and by Elliott Shore, Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) who has kindly joined the programme as a facilitator.
A detailed description of the Programme, its cost and and invitations for registration will be published in autumn 2016.