The LibrarIN Project will examine ways that libraries can develop new functions, services and engagement with the public that they serve. Libraries, and the people working in them, are therefore crucial stakeholders for the project. To make the vital connection between our research and the libraries themselves, LIBER Europe (Association of European Research Libraries) participates in LibrarIN to engage library stakeholders. Read on to learn more about the work of LIBER, and the value that LibrarIN will create for the library community.
LIBER – (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries)
Founded in 1971, LIBER has been working together with research libraries for over 50 years. Together with its libraries and partners from across Europe, LIBER aims to enable world-class research through advocacy, the work of its Working Groups, and by initiating and participating in international projects such as LibrarIN.
How will LibrarIN serve libraries?
Libraries are facing new and varied challenges in the 21st century. They are required to provide high-quality public services, but also deal with societal challenges. To remain as trusted hubs of the community, libraries need to think of inclusive ways to engage citizens and co-create public value. The LibrarIN project will concentrate on social innovation in libraries and encourage the participation of citizens in co-creating their future. This will ensure that libraries continue to serve the public and remain at the core of cultural and socioeconomic activity in the neighbourhoods, cities and regions where they operate.
The LIBER Annual Conference 2023
Each year, the LIBER network comes together for the LIBER Annual Conference – three days of networking and collaboration for research library professionals from Europe and beyond. The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs. This year, the Annual Conference will take place form the 5-7 July in Budapest, Hungary.
The LibrarIN project will host a workshop at the LIBER Annual Conference to present and explain the project aims to the library community as key stakeholders. This workshop will be a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of LibrarIN’s goals and obtain feedback and advice from library professionals.