The third edition of LIBER’s Journées leadership programme — exclusively for library directors — is scheduled for 13-15 May 2020.
The venue will be the Library and Information Centre Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in the heart of beautiful Budapest, Hungary.
What Is LIBER Journées?
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 2020 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.
- Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian, British Library, London — United Kingdom
- Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, Australian National Library, Canberra — Australia
- Bernard Rentier, First Vice-President of the Federal Council for Science Policy in Belgium, Brussels — Belgium
- Anja Smit, University Librarian, Utrecht University, Utrecht — The Netherlands
- István Szabò, Vice President for Innovation and General Affairs of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Budapest — Hungary
- Ann Thornton, University Librarian and Vice Provost, Columbia University, New York — USA
- Klaus Tochtermann, Director, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Professor for Digital Information Infrastructures, Kiel University, Hamburg / Kiel — Germany
- Kazutsuna Yamaji, Director, Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo – Japan
- Wednesday 13 May — Lunch at 12:30 — Afternoon Programme — Dinner at 18:30
- Thursday 14 May — Full Day Programme (lunch included) — Dinner at 19:00
- Friday 15 May — Morning Programme — Concluding Lunch
Download the Preliminary Programme.
Note: Participants are requested to be fully present. Social events are part of the programme.
Candidates must apply by the end of 26 January 2020. See the application form for more details. All candidates will be notified of the outcome by the end of February 2020.
The fee — €1,300 for LIBER Participants and €2,000 for non-LIBER Participants — is due before the start of the Journées programme. No VAT will be charged.
Selected candidates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.