Welcome to LibrarIN!
LibrarIN is a Horizon Europe project that provides new avenues for participatory management and sustainable finance for European libraries as key cultural institutions. It will examine ways that libraries can develop new functions, services and engagement with the individuals, organisations and communities they serve. This requires social innovation based on public value co-creation and a demand-driven design of library services.
What we do
Examine ways that libraries can develop new functions, services and engagement with the individuals, organisations and communities they serve.
What we aim for
To create a new generation of European libraries through social innovation based on public co-creation activities and a demand-driven design of library services.
To give libraries the tools to "re-position" themselves at the core of cultural and socioeconomic activity in the neighbourhoods, cities and regions where they operate.
"The vision of LibrarIN is to discover, analyse and provide managerial and policy recommendations for transformative strategies that integrate the co-creation of value in public libraries through the introduction of a new paradigm of public service and social innovation.”
- Anna Triantafillou, Director of ATC's Innovation Lab, LibrarIN Project coordinator
“LIBER is proud to be a partner in LibrarIN. The goals of the project align well with LIBER's strategy to stimulate research libraries to build bridges to society, strengthen public engagement and help academic institutions re-define their societal role in the creation and exchange of knowledge. LIBER will engage its network of 400+ research libraries to make the project a success.”
- Martine Pronk, Executive Director, LIBER