LIBER Annual Conferences: 1971-2017

For nearly half a century, LIBER has held an Annual Conference for its libraries. All of our conferences are listed below, including the year, host and theme.

  • 2017 – Patras: Library and Information Centre, University of Patras – Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age
  • 2016 – Helsinki: National Library of Finland – Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge
  • 2015 – London: Senate House Library – Towards Open Science
  • 2014 – Riga: National Library of Latvia – Research Libraries in the Information Landscape in 2020
  • 2013 – Munich: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Kardinal Wendel-Haus) – Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries
  • 2012 – Tartu: University Library – Mobilising the Knowledge Economy for Europe
  • 2011 – Barcelona: Universitet Politènica de Catalunya (UPC) Library – Getting Europe Ready for 2020: the Library’s Role in Research, Education and Society
  • 2010 – Aarhus: Statsbiblioteket – Re-Inventing the Library: the Challenges of the New Information Environment
  • 2009 – Toulouse: University Libraries Network and Library Services of University of Toulouse 1 – Innovation Through Collaboration
  • 2008 – Koç, Istanbul: University Library – Bridging the Digital Divide: Effective Library Partnerships in the Digital Divide
  • 2007 – Warsaw: National Libra­ry of Poland and Warsaw University Library – European Integration: Conditions and Challenges for Libraries
  • 2006 – Uppsala: Universitets­biblioteket – Turning the Library Inside Out
  • 2005 – Groningen: Universiteits­bibliotheek – Strategic Choices: Current Thinking
  • 2004 – St Petersburg: National Libra­ry of Russia – Integrating Europe! New Partnerships Across Old Borders
  • 2003 – Rome: Biblioteca nazionale centrale Extending the Network: Libraries and Their Partners
  • 2002 – Graz: Karl-Franzens-Universitätsbibliothek – European Libraries as Portal to Information
  • 2001 – London: British Library – New Alliances – New Services
  • 2000 – Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library) – Libraries as Global Information Leaders
  • 1999 – Prague: The Czech National Library  – Changing Missions – Changing Skills
  • 1998 – Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France – Short-term, Long-term Strategies: Conflict or Harmony
  • 1997 – Bern: Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Bern – The Teaching Library
  • 1996 – Msida, Malta: University Library of Malta – The Electronic Library at Work
  • 1995 – Leuven: Universiteitsbibliotheek K.U. Leuven – Electronic Resources and Quality Management
  • 1994 – Göttingen: Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek – Information Policies in Europe in the Electronic Age
  • 1993 – Lisbon: Biblioteca Nacional – Managing Libraries for the 21st Century
  • 1992 – Budapest: National Széchényi Library – Coping with Change
  • 1991 – Padova: Padova University – Improving Effectiveness through Cooperation
  • 1990 – Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Library – Networking Catalogues: Access to Information on Holdings
  • 1989 – Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional – Professional Tasks and Developments in European Librarianship – Facing 1992
  • 1988 – Copenhagen: University Library I and The Royal Library – Inter-Library-Lending
  • 1987 – Zürich: Zentralbibliothek Zürich – Acquisition: Principles, Coordination, Co-operation
  • 1986 – Heidelberg: Universitätbibliothek – The Future of Old Libraries
  • 1985 – Bristol: University Library – LIBER’s Role in European Library Co-operation & Education for Librarianship of the Future
  • 1984 – Helsinki: University/ National Library – Present and Future Trends in Acquisition Policy & Electronic Publishing
  • 1983 – Lausanne-Dorigny: Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire – Automation in Subject Cataloguing
  • 1982 – Berlin: Frei Universität Berlin – Copyright and Reprography & Online Information Retrieval: Impacts on Library Services and Costs
  • 1981 – Oxford: Bodleian Library – CCrises of growth in universities and their libraries: impacts on budgeting and building & Cooperative automation systems: Problems and achievements
  • 1980 – Nancy: Bibliothèque Universitaire –  No general theme. Presentations on University libraries in France and Library management
  • 1979 – Firenze – No general theme. Presentations on Italian libraries and Library economy and finances
  • 1978 – Copenhagen: The Royal Library – Interlibrary Lending and Collection Development: Costs and Fees
  • 1977 – Leiden: Universiteitsbibliotheek – Book prices
  • 1976 – No Annual General Meeting; instead, a meeting in connection with IFLA in Lausanne
  • 1975 – Rome: Two working days and excursion to Tarquinia and Viterbo. No further details known.
  • 1974 – Strasbourg – No general theme
  • 1973 – Bruxelles: Bibliothèque Royale – No general theme
  • 1972 – Luxembourg: The French Cultural Centre – Shared cataloguing
  • 1971 – Strasbourg: Council of Europe – Inaugural meeting