LIBER Annual Conferences: 1971-2019

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. From 2018, presentations and other conference outcomes have been archived and linked to via this website. Conference results from earlier years are held by the host institutions and, in some cases, on the LIBER Quarterly website.

  • 2019 – Dublin: Trinity College Dublin – Research Libraries for Society (see all presentations, photos, posters and recordings)
  • 2018 – Lille: LILLIADIci Learning Centre Innovation, University of Lille – Research Libraries as an Open Science Hub: From Strategy to Action
  • 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

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