Request for Proposals: LIBER’s New Strategy (2023-2027)

Posted: 08-03-2021 Topics: LIBER Strategy 2023-2027 Strategy

Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national, and special libraries to support world-class research. 

In 2023, LIBER will launch a 5-year (or possibly, 4-year) strategy. The organisation recently went through a very successful period signified by both stabilisation and growth of the LIBER office, a steady number of ‘Participants’ (member libraries), and increased impact of LIBER events (the annual (online) conference and webinars) as well as guides provided by Working Groups and projects on sector-related topics. For details on the current strategy (2018 – 2022) see this link. 

To maintain and build on its success, LIBER wants to develop a strategy that places LIBER Participants (member libraries) at its heart. The new strategy must also take into account the environment in which LIBER operates as a European organisation and potential opportunities for libraries that may arise within the future European and global research landscape. 

It is important for the new LIBER Strategy to be transparent and open and to lead to easily measurable and understandable indicators. The best way to achieve such a strategy will be to develop it in an open, systematic, and professional manner, allowing LIBER Participants sufficient time to give feedback on the content and way forward for the organisation. 

Download the full Request for Proposals below.

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