Reaching out to University leaders or leaders in the University: (Further) positioning the library as a valued partner in our Universities in an open science world (Organisers: Leadership Working Group)

This workshop follows the thought that libraries have a stable position in the traditional role. However, in their new roles they not only need to re-invent themselves but also need to convince others of their added value as a partner in open science. The LIBER Leadership Working Group had some thoughts on this during the LIBER Leadership Alumni Event at the Online LIBER Conference 2021 and noticed this is a point of interest for many of the library directors and leaders. During the lightning talk 3 speakers from a library and the academic community share their views on the changing role of libraries and their position in the university. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion actively engaging the audience.