Julien Roche has served as Director of the libraries of the university of Lille – Sciences and Technologies, since 2005. He has been leading a strategic project for the university of Lille, the creation of the LILLIAD Innovation Learning Center, to support the innovation process of the university, including a new building opened in September 2016.
From 2010 to 2016, Julien served on LIBER’s Executive Board. He’s also been the Chair of the LIBER Steering Committee on Reshaping the Research Library and has led the Leadership Working Group, which is responsible for two leadership programs: the Emerging Leaders programme (part of the LIBER brand since 2011) and the LIBER Journées programme, launched in 2015.
Julien Roche has also several national responsibilities including co-chair of the French training professional program for newly appointed university library directors and vice-president of the French National university and research libraries, the ADBU.
LIBER is the place where the role of European university and research libraries is and will be (re)designed for the future.