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 Library’.
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;
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 communication.
Registration 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.
The 31st EBLIDA Council & Conference and 2nd EBLIDA-NAPLE-PL2030 Event will take place in Luxembourg, in the National Library, on 18-19 April 2023.
Monday 17th of April, Internal Meetings – EBLIDA members only
EBLIDA’s Council meeting.
Tuesday 18th April EBLIDA Conference
Theme: Who is afraid of library power? Empowering citizens for a democratic and sustainable society.
Wednesday 19th April
2nd EBLIDA NAPLE PL2030 event: A serial crisis: how libraries are looking at their future.
EBLIDA ERASMUS founded event.
Thursday, 20th April – Library Visit (free)
A guided library visit will be offered (in English) of the award-winning Luxembourg Learning Centre (University Library of Luxembourg) in Esch/Belval, Southern Luxembourg. (Library Visits require pre-registration. Please reserve your spot when registering.)
The nominations process for IFLA’s extraordinary election for a new President-elect and Treasurer open. There are six weeks for candidates to come forward, and for Members and Affiliates to submit nominations.
More information about each role and the requirements for candidates can be found on the relevant pages for the President-elect and Treasurer, including links to submit applications. The deadline for nominations is on 6 June 2022, and further information about the process will be available on the IFLA main elections page.
The FOBID board encourages Dutch candidates to respond.
Klaas Gravesteijn will be the new director of the Vereniging van Openbare Bibliotheken (VOB) (Association of Public Libraries ) from 1 July 2021. He currently works as a policy advisor for association affairs at the VOB.
Interim chair Anne Rube: ‘The board considers it of great added value that Klaas ensures continuity. We are also pleased with his qualities, potential and great commitment to and feeling for the sector and the relationships within it.’
Klaas Gravesteijn: ‘Libraries have an incredibly important function in society. I am happy to contribute to strengthening this. The VOB must be an association for, by and with the members, with an eye and attention for the diversity of the members. In addition, we can continue to grow in our role as a serious and reliable discussion partner for government authorities, stakeholders, and parties in the library network. With the library covenant, we have laid a solid foundation for the collaboration, which we will expand in the coming years.’
Please join us onMonday, June 14, 2021; 11:00 – 12:00 (CET)
Through Citizen Science, the fruitful connection between libraries and citizens got a new impetus and framework. In this session the speakers will introduce the topic with an overview of the concept of Citizen Science and its relation to Open Science and present examples from GLAM institutions to inspire the participant for their own activities.
Elisa Hermann, Information Procurement and Information Management, Museum of Natural History, Berlin
Irene Haslinger, Library Director at the Technical University Delft
Barbara Lison,Library Director at Bremen Public Library
The online seminar is free of charge and in English; registration is required. The seminar will not be recorded. Presentations will be sent to the participants afterwards.
This four-part virtual symposia series will explore community-centric approaches to librarianship that push practitioners and scholars into innovative directions. Much has occurred in the last decade that has highlighted the importance of recognizing how institutional oppression and systems of power, global pandemics, and international perspectives inform librarianship. We are seeking abstract submissions for ideas and approaches that can guide the field over the next decade and address the following areas:
Equity, diversity, and inclusion
A “new normal” agenda in a COVID-affected world
Symposia sessions will be streamed live, free of charge.
Please visit the symposia series website to propose contributions by May 30, 2021.
The Dr. P.A. Tiele-Stichting is devoted to promoting the study of the book in past and present. Its activities include publishing scholarly books and articles and organising symposia and lectures. Recently, the Tiele-Stichting has developed a Fellowship Programme to stimulate research in the field of books and reading in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Each year, two Tiele Fellows will receive financial support and research assistance. One of the Fellows will study an aspect of book and reading culture in the past, the other will study an aspect in the present.
At the request of CDNL (Conference Of Directors Of National Libraries) and in collaboration with IFLA, the KB (the National Library of the Netherlands) has conducted a study into the impact of COVID-19 on national libraries. The report provides insight into the influence of COVID-19 on the organization and the changes in the services of 55 national libraries.
In 2019, the RDA Committee continued to translate the so-called “RDA Reference” into Dutch. The translated sections will be published in the RDA Registry. A website has also been set up that went live in the autumn. The full annual report (Dutch only) can be found on the website of the RDA Commission.
A study day will be organized in 2020 with the theme “RDA from theory to practice”. The new RDA Toolkit is expected by the end of 2020. The full work plan (Dutch only) can be found on the website of the RDA Commission.