Utrecht University Library Staff Training Week 2023: The FutureProof Library

Library staff are heartily invited to join Utrecht University Library for an International
Staff Training Week, November 13-17, 2023. The overall topic is ‘the Future Proof

University libraries are increasingly faced with new technologies, ongoing digitalization
and changing needs of researchers and students. These developments affect all aspects
of the library. During this staff week we focus on the challenges and changes we
experience in the field of accessibility and findability of scholarly information.

Utrecht University Library takes great pleasure in fostering the exchange of knowledge
and experiences on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Linked Open Data;
  • Metadata
  • Opening up the collections (e.g. digitization).

The programme will include Utrecht University staff presentations, participant
presentations, and interactive sessions. Participants will be afforded valuable
opportunities to engage in knowledge exchange, learn from one another, and actively
partake in enriching discussions.

We cordially invite applications from dedicated professional library staff currently
employed in universities or other research-oriented libraries, experienced in promoting
accessibility and facilitating the discoverability of scholarly information. We kindly request each applicant to share insights into their ongoing projects, their alignment with the programme’s objectives, and their expectations for the training experience.

Working language
The working language is English. We highly recommend at least a B2 (CEFR) level in

European colleagues participating in the programme must be in receipt of Erasmus Staff Mobility programme funding form their home institutions. The deadline for applying is Friday, August 18th, 2023. We invite you to fill in the online application form.

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