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The fourth edition of LIBER’s Journées leadership programme exclusively for library directors will take place in May 2024, at the Freie Universtät in Berlin. 

The LIBER Journées is a tailored scientific programme designed for 20-25 Library Directors who are already in leadership positions in their institutions and who are looking ahead at delivering strategic change as libraries and institutions redefine themselves in an ever-changing information and social environment.

The LIBER Journées brings participants together with eminent global speakers for a stimulating, interactive, and strategic programme, addressing major challenges that face us all. This seminar concentrates on strategic matters and challenges which may be illustrated by operational matters and practical examples.


The call for applications for the 2024 programme will be opened in the autumn of 2023

Questions?  Please contact Working Group member Najmeh Shaghaei via email at: nas@bib.sdu.dk





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The underpinning theme of LIBER Journées 2024 will be: Trusted Leadership in Challenging Times.

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.

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