22 June 2020 - 09:00 to 26 June 2020 - 17:00


LIBER’s Annual Conference has been running for nearly 50 years, and will continue to do so despite covid-19. This year it's a virtual event.

In the week of 22 June, LIBER warmly welcomes you to join us for online sessions and workshops free of charge. Details of each session can be found in the Programme. LIBER tried to avoid scheduling overlaps but inevitably some sessions do run at the same time. Want to attend both? Don’t worry! All sessions will be recorded and openly shared so you can always watch the replay, even if you can’t attend live.

  • Monday, 22nd June – Opening Address- Reflections on the impact of Covid-19 on Open Science; Parallel Session #1 – Cultural Change; Panel Session – From Frenemies to Trusted Partners (collaboration between libraries and publishers, and new OA business models)
  • Tuesday, 23rd June – Workshops! Topics include SSHOC train-the-trainer bootcamp, citizen science, transformative agreements, FAIR Data, Linked Open Data, Hot RDM Topics, and Libraries for Teaching and Learning.
  • Wednesday, 24th June –  Parallel Session #2 – Opening Up Knowledge; Keynote from Dr. Christine Koontz; Panel Session – Building Trust in Research Libraries Through Open Science; Parallel Session #3 – Securing and Building Trust; Parallel Session #4 – Crowd Powered Collaborations.
  • Thursday, 25th June– Parallel Session #5 – Open Access Insights; Parallel Session #6 – Libraries as Open Innovators & Leaders; Meeting of Participants.
  • Friday, 26th June – Parallel Session #7 – Super-Charging Your RDM Impact; Parallel Session #8 – Tools for Transparency & Open Access; Parallel Session #9 – Data Visualisation & Metrics.


Registration for LIBER 2020:


SSHOC Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp for Librarians @LIBER 2020

Workshop participants will be introduced to the SSHOC training toolkit and the CLARIN Repository. These resources are designed to help librarians improve training activities and educational programs for local researchers. A discussion will also be held around online training best practices and methodologies.  Read more here

Register to join the SSHOC wokshop on 22 June, 9.00-11.00