Winter Event Update:

It is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel the upcoming LIBER Winter Event which was set to take place in Amsterdam on the 9th and 10th of December 2021.

The decision was taken to cancel the event due to increasing Covid-19 infections and new governmental regulations (highlighted during the Dutch government’s press conference on 12 November 2021). The new restrictions would make it exceedingly difficult to continue with the event in the way in which we had planned. More importantly, our priority lies with the health and safety of all participants.

Note that we seriously considered postponing the event especially since a lot of hard work has gone into its planning, not only from the LIBER Office and the local host (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) but of course also from our dedicated working group members and project partners. However, due to various LIBER events set to take place early next year, postponing the Winter Event would not be feasible. Coupled with that, certain sessions would not be able to be postponed to a later stage. Moreover, the overall uncertainty of the pandemic has made it particularly tricky to plan a postponement of an in-person event for early 2022.

Making this decision has not been easy and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the LIBER office via email:


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Theme & Topics

The LIBER Winter Event will be a space for us to reconnect and gain new inspiration for a range of topics within our field. It serves as a stimulating forum for the presentation and discussion of work undertaken by LIBER Working Groups and Steering Committees.

Work that is carried out through the International Projects in which LIBER is involved as a partner will also be showcased.

The theme of the inaugural LIBER Winter Event is Engagement Now! Research Libraries Connecting with User Communities.

Who Can Attend?

We invite all LIBER Participants and Project Partners to join us at the Winter Event. The event will bring together up to 100 attendees (unless governmental health protocols advise otherwise).

Topics of Interest

  • Open Access
  • Copyright & Legal Matters
  • Training & skills development
  • Library Architecture
  • Citizen Science
  • Digital Humanities & Access to Digital Heritage
  • Linked Open Data
  • Leadership
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Science
  • Federated Access for Libraries

How Can I Register?

Registration for the event is now open to all our LIBER Participants, Working Group members, and project partners. Register here.

Call for Proposals

Note that the deadline for the Call for Proposals closed on the 30th of September 2021View the Call for Proposals here.

Winter Event Fee

For participation in the LIBER Winter Event, attendees will be charged a small fee to cover expenses. More details on this will follow. 

Covid-19 Considerations

Since this is an in-person event, we will adhere to national and European health protocols to ensure the safety of all participants.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event or the call for proposals, feel free to contact Athina Papadopoulou via email:

Programme - Wednesday 8th December 2021

  • 19:00

    Pre-registration drinks (location: bar in Amsterdam) (optional)

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