- To promote and encourage the interpersonal exchange of experience and best practice among librarians of Europe across political, linguistic and cultural boundaries to the enrichment of all.
- To pay particular attention to the needs of libraries in Eastern and Central Europe as they face significant organizational change.
- To encourage and facilitate the development of benchmarking in co-operation with other organizations, with the aim of identifying measurements independent of local culture, thus allowing for international comparisons.
The Steering Committee is actively involved in information management and library and information science research. LIBER will offer guidance for the next generation of library researchers and information science specialists, and provide a bridge between experienced senior researchers and junior researchers in the field. LIBER services include the organization of training where new research methods are presented.