UNICA Scholarly Communication webinar "Upskilling librarians to meet new library roles", 12 November 2020



The UNICA Scholarly Communication webinar “Upskilling librarians to meet new library roles” promoted by the Université libre de Bruxelles took place on 12 November 2020 (15:00 - 16:30 PM CET)

Over the past few years, libraries have been developing new services and tools to support teaching, learning and research at their university. For example, Fablabs, support for research data management, open access and copyright issues, open science, journal and book publishing, digitization of collections, repositories, etc.

Providing these new services requires librarians to develop new skills and competencies. How are libraries facing this challenge? What types of continuous education programmes are being set up? The webinar presented examples and experiences of staff training programmes implemented by UNICA libraries to improve librarians' skills and enable them to take on new roles.



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Programme and abstracts & biographies of the panelists 


The recordings of the webinar are available here



Digital Fluency and New Roles for Libraries”, by José Moura, Professor and Director of the Campus Library at NOVA School of Science and Technology 

Data Librarians in the making”, by Maria Seissl, Library Director, University of Vienna (Austria)

Open Science skills in the Danish research libraries”, by Katrine Düring Davidsen, Project manager, Aarhus University Library (Denmark)

University libraries as part of international relations – lessons learned from setting up a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Edinburgh Library & University Collections and Freie Universität Berlin University Library”, by Jeremy Upton, Director of Library and University Collections at the University of Edinburgh and Andreas Brandtner, Director, University Library of Freie Universität Berlin



For more information, please contact the UNICA Secretariat at: office@unica-network.eu.  




Thursday, 12 November, 2020