9:00-10:00 – WGs/ Projects/ SCs meeting (optional)
10:00-10:15 Welcome Speeches
Renaud Dehousse, EUI President
Julien Roche, LIBER President
Pep Torn, EUI Library Director
10:15-11:00 Keynote Speech by Sarah Nouwen, Professor of International Law at European University Institute
“Inclusive Open Access in academia: coming together against exclusive publishing”
Open Access is a great topic to rally around. Who can be against the idea of Open Access? But this lecture argues that Open Access is also a topic that requires us ‘to come together’ to specify what we actually mean by ‘Open Access’, differentiating between idea and modalities, to ensure that we do not enter into an Open Access world that works against its own objectives, especially equity and inclusion. Recognising the crucial role that libraries play in the shift towards Open Access, this lecture identifies some points on which more collaboration with all stakeholders is required: ensuring that scholars without access to resources or transformative agreements can continue to publish; protecting diversity in scholarly ‘outputs’; resisting the ‘more, more, more’ incentive; reconsidering the pros and cons of hybrid journals and creating a ‘post-transformation’ vision that is equitable, inclusive and sustainable.
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:30 Parallel Workshops
WORKSHOP 1: Managing Open Access Infrastructure with FIML
Organiser: FIM4L Working Group
Speaker: Jos Westerbeke
The first part of the workshop seeks to create awareness on the association of OA and Authentication and Authorization Infrastructures (AAI). It further aims to receive feedback from the participants in order to create an informed strategy for the FIM4L working group. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to working group’s new educational material for guiding library patrons (and librarians) in privacy-preserving access to online resources. A hand-out meant for students and librarians will be showcased and feedback will be collected on it before the final publishing.
WORKSHOP 2: Digital Scholarship & Data Science Essentials for Library Professionals
Organiser: Data Science in Libraries & Digital Scholarship and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group
Speaker: Peter Verhaar & Neha Moopen
The DSDCH and the Data Science in Libraries Working groups have begun to collaborate on an open, online and collaboratively curated learning hub for data science in libraries to improve the access to learning materials for LIBER members who wish to develop the skills to work with digital collections and with data. To make it easier for LIBER members to find the most relevant and the most useful training materials, the DSDCH and DSLib working groups plan to develop a website which presents a series of guides, or curricula, containing recommendations for specific learning activities.In this workshop, the two working groups seek to collect feedback on this project idea from LIBER members interesting in working with digital cultural heritage data. Utlimately, their aim is to breaking down the barriers that librarians may encounter during their learning process.
WORKSHOP 3: Walls & Bridges: breaking down barriers and building connections in Citizen Science
Organiser: Citizen Science Working Group
Speakers: Raphaëlle Bats, Dirk Van Gorp, Andrew Barker & Dragana Janković
This workshop aims to facilitate the implementation of CS in universities, and to enhance the role of libraries in implementing these policies. The aim is to examine these barriers by looking at the many different ways in which they are being experienced in European universities, and then to work together to find solutions, approaches and actions to overcome them. The workshop will produce a map of barriers and solutions, as well as advocacy actions to be taken to make libraries the advocates of citizen science in universities.
WORKSHOP 4: Resilient Leadership
Organiser: Leadership Programmes Working Group
Speakers: Kira Stine Hansen, Gyöngyi Karácsony & Thomas Chaimbault-Petitjean
At this workshop, ‘Resilient Leadership’ is introduced, and attendees will reflect on their own leadership by exercise and discussions among peers.
Networks/partnerships are essential for success within strategy and innovation, political skills in leadership are needed, being able to anticipate changes and embed coping mechanisms; – How do you as a leader anchor changes personally and organizationally?
This is what Resilient Leadership is about – how you can initiate and work with resilience as a power tool to move your organization forward. Resilience is the ability to absorb and handle – taking in what is learned, both personally and within the organization, and change.
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:30 Parallel Workshops
WORKSHOP 5: From AI to zero embargoes: how can we work together to address the legal issues facing research libraries today?
Organiser: Copyright and Legal Matters Working Group
Speakers: Erna Sattler, Susan Reilly, Judith Ludwig & Alex Fenlon
This workshop will act as a forum to allow participants to share their experience, concerns and expertise on the most pressing legal issues they face. National case studies will be presented and discussed. Participants are encouraged to contribute examples from their own situations. After short presentations, the audience will be asked to form small groups and exchange ideas and share experiences. Afterwards we will discuss the results. Lastly, discussions will focus on how best to prioritise the issues and activities that LIBER member would like to see progressed through the Working Group.
WORKSHOP 6: How can we design public spaces in libraries to meet our user’s need?
Organiser: LIBER Architecture Group Working Group
Speakers: Marie-Pierre Pausch, Dostálová Lenka, Michael Mönnich, Kira Stine Hansen & Linda Vidlund
In this workshop the 77 Human Needs System will be used to develop how we need to design library public spaces and library buildings to best meet the needs of the users. The 77 Human Needs System consists of 5 needs categories: physiological, sensory, actional, social, and ideal needs.
During this workshop, the participants will collaborate and try to formulate requirements to library spaces, equipment & furniture to fulfil these needs.
WORKSHOP 7: A Long and Winding Road – transforming to OA publishing is a journey, but what comes around the next corner?
Organiser: Open Access Working Group
Speakers: Sofie Wennström, Iina Peltonen & Colleen Campbell
Starting with a collective conversation on the progress, lessons learned, and next objectives for open access publishing services in libraries, the workshop will allow participants to explore what comes next. With an inclusive “big tent” approach, the workshop aims to uncover the diverse and complementary ways libraries can prepare for a not-so-distant future in which open is the default in scholarly communication.
WORKSHOP 8: Value-enacted decision making in research libraries
Organiser: HuMetricsHSS Initiative through EUI Library
Speakers: Simone Sacchi & Nicky Agate
In line with the LIBER Strategy 2023-2027, this workshop will empower librarians to embody values in their everyday work appealing to a methodology developed by the HuMetricsHSS Initiative over the past seven years and complemented with practical examples and interactive exercises.
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:00 UnConference Session – Engage!
In this session, attendees are given the freedom to create the agenda they want and provide the topics they would like to discuss. In the UnConference – Engage! session, we invite you to share your experiences, issues, frustrations, successes, or failures. You get the opportunity to discuss, inspire, get feedback, challenge, or surprise colleagues by claiming a 15-minute slot with a discussion topic of your choice. You can address any related to the event’s theme, “Come together! Enabling Collaboration and Inclusivity in Research Libraries” topic in any format you like. Submit your ideas for discussion on the registration form.
The following topics have been selected for the UnConference session:
Topic 1: Skills needed for OS in libraries: Library as OS hub?
Topic 2: Libraries supporting Diamond OA journals
Topic 3: Overcoming gender bias in libraries
Topic 4: Views on AI development and the impact on libraries
Topic 5: Soft skill development programmes in libraries
Topic 6: RDM and Software training: lessons learned from the Carpentry Foundation
Topic 7: LIBER’s role in a more equitable Open Science landscape
Hilde van Wijngaarden
Topic 8: Scholarly communication as part of the library: disseminating institutional publications
20:00-23:00 LIBER Winter Event Dinner (Optional)
Location: Cucina Torcicoda
Address: Via Torta, 5/r, 50122 Firenze