Conference Fund

LIBER’s Annual Conference Fund awards a limited number of bursaries each year, enabling library representatives from specific European countries to attend the conference.

The eligible countries are agreed by the LIBER Executive Board annually at its October meeting, and decisions on applications to the Fund are made by the Conference Programme Committee.

Selection Criteria

The criteria for assessing submissions/applications, in order of preference, are:

  1. Candidates from LIBER libraries with an accepted paper or poster abstract;
  2. Candidates from LIBER libraries who have submitted paper or posters abstracts but whose abstract or poster has not been accepted for the Annual Conference;
  3. Candidates from LIBER libraries with special circumstances (e.g. being a member of the Conference Programme Committee).
  4. Candidates who have not submitted an abstract or a poster but who have submitted an application to the Fund, as permitted under the terms of the Fund.

NB. Candidates who have received an award within the previous three years are given a lower priority than those who have not.

Recipients are invited to contribute a piece to the LIBER blog.

Eligible Countries

In 2020, the following countries are eligible for the award:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Kosovo
  • North Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

How To Apply

Applying is simple: just send an email to stating your interest in receiving the award.

Number of Awards

Fifteen awards will be granted in 2020.

Origin of the Fund

At LIBER’s Annual General Assembly in 2005, participants decided to add a small premium to the Annual Conference registration fee, and this premium is used for the Conference Fund.

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