Staff Training Week 2023: The Future Proof Library

13-11-2023 tot 17-11-2023
Utrecht University Library
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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;
– Metadata;
– 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.

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.