Are you a University Librarian looking for an interactive training programme with peers from all over Europe 

Join the University of Bologna Staff Training Week (STW) 2024 "Old and New Challenges for Librarians" from 24 to 28 June 2024 in Bologna. 

Registrations are closed.

This Staff Training Week will be an opportunity to discuss how some of the traditional services offered by Academic Libraries are undergoing a process of transformation and how new services are being developed, due to external and internal factors pushing toward new visions of the role of Libraries and Librarians. 

Keywords such as digitisation, artificial intelligence, green revolution, inclusion and multiculturalism, changing information and communication processes, and professional values in academia are on the agenda of Universities: we would like to explore whether and how they are shaping the future of Academic Libraries.

The topics we are going to explore together are: 

  1. Cooperative services: Participating or Coordinating national/regional/Inter-University/Intra-university services (OPACs, Digital Libraries, Discovery Tools etc.)  
  2. Information literacy: The service of the information landscape, including open science and artificial intelligence
  3. Cultural heritage: The role of libraries for the digitisation and the sharing of FAIR data 

Target Group:
The University of Bologna STW 2024 in Bologna is addressed only to University Librarians familiar with /interested in one or more of the topics of the Staff Training Week.  

Selection Process: 

  • 25 March - 28 April: Call for applications 
  • 29 - 30 April: Selections 
  • 2 May: Announcement of Selections 

Rules and general info: 

  • The STW is open to max. 30 attendees and max. 2 people from the same University. 
  • The STW will be confirmed only with a minimum of 20 attendees. 
  • The STW working language is English. We highly recommend all participants to be proficient in English. 
  • The programme is free of charge. Accommodation, travel costs, lunches and dinners are not included and can be covered by participants by using Erasmus+ Staff Mobility grants. 

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, exchange expertise, and collaborate with colleagues from around the world!