The 2021 theme is Leading Libraries in the World of Openness.
The focus will be on the role of the Director in leading library services and provision in rapidly changing digital, research and educational environments and within a developing trend towards shared — and even outsourced — services.
The event will be led and moderated by the Programme Chair, Norbert Lossau, Vice-President of the University of Göttingen, and formerly Director of Göttingen State and University Library. Norbert Lossau will be supported by programme coordinator, Andreas Brandtner, Director of Freie Universität Berlin University Library, and other members of LIBER’s Leadership Programmes Working Group.
The Journées will be divided into eight sessions led by eminent speakers from the information, library, cultural or business world, from Europe and beyond. Each speaker will focus on specific strategic questions, relating their presentations to the library environment and key challenges. Presentations will be followed by facilitated debate, discussion and analysis. Break-out sessions will focus on issues which participating Directors have flagged up in advance of the LIBER Journées, and will synthesise the outcomes of the sessions and the strategic questions addressed.
For more information, please see the Vision Statement.