What is the Winter Event?

The LIBER Winter Event is a one-and-a-half-day event that takes place every year in person at a LIBER Library host venue. It is designed with and for the core LIBER network; people working at LIBER Libraries across Europe, those taking part in our Working Groups and Steering Committees, and our partners from LIBER’s portfolio of International Projects and other collaborative initiatives.

The Winter Event serves as a stimulating forum for the presentation and discussion of work undertaken by LIBER Libraries across Europe. Do you want feedback on a new initiative? Advice on a project? Or are you looking to seek inspiration for the future? Through workshops and interactive sessions, the Winter Event gives LIBER members the space to set their own agenda and discuss the topics most important to their work. 

The 2024 edition will take place at the University of Maribor Library, Slovenia. The event will be preceded by a national pre-event in collaboration with the Slovenian Library Association, scheduled to take place on November 25th, 2024.

Set your own agenda; join us at the Winter Event 2024!

Who is the event for?

We invite all LIBER Participants (people working at LIBER member institutions) Working Group members and our range of partners from Projects and other collaborative activities to join us at the Winter Event.Up to 150 attendees can join us for one and a half days of interactive workshops and discussions on the core topics that drive the LIBER Strategy.  

Why should you attend?

The LIBER Winter Event will be a space for us to connect and gain new inspiration for a range of topics within our field.  

Through workshops and interactive sessions, participants get the chance to share knowledge, enjoy vibrant discussions, and collaborate on the topics at the heart of research library work. This is your chance to bring the topics that are most important to you for discussion with peers from across Europe! 


All LIBER Participants (people working at LIBER member institutions) Working Group members and our range of partners from Projects and other collaborative activities can register for the Winter Event. 



More information on registration coming soon.

Theme and Topics

The topics of interest for the Winter Event will be based on the strands of LIBER’s 2023-2027 Strategy.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Winter Event 2024 theme.


The University of Maribor Library

The University of Maribor, established in 1975, stands as Slovenia’s second-largest and second-oldest institution with 17 faculties, including the renowned University of Maribor Library. As the central hub of knowledge dissemination, the library curates, preserves, and provides access to a rich tapestry of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth, supports educational endeavours, and champions scientific research and artistic pursuits. As a guardian of cultural, scientific, and local heritage, the library plays a pivotal role in preserving the essence of Slovenian identity. Through its comprehensive collections and services, it serves as a vital learning centre, nurturing its usersacademic and personal growth. 

Co-organised by CTK
(Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana)

Staying in Maribor

Information about travel and hotels coming soon. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event or the call for proposals, feel free to contact us via email: winterevent@libereurope.org



Photo Credit

Maribor photos are provided by the Maribor Tourist Board (https://www.visitmaribor.si/en/

University of Maribor photo is provided by the University of Maribor (https://www.um.si/en/)  

University of Maribor Library photo is provided by the University of Maribor Library (https://ukm.um.si/en