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LIBER Strategic Plan 2013-2015: Re-inventing the Library for the Future

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Start: 2013-01-01, End: 2013-12-30, Publication: 2013-01-16

Source: http://www.libereurope.eu/strategy

The Library Strategy from LIBER for 2013-15 presents an ambitious plan for development and growth to support LIBER members' activities. LIBER has undertaken a full review of its strategic planning process and the result is to be seen in the present document. This LIBER Strategy presents three Key Performance Areas (KPA), which encapsulate the main emphases on which LIBER will concentrate in its strategy for growth in 2013-15. These Key Performance Areas are: * Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures * Reshaping the Research Library * Advocacy and Communications The objectives of these Key Performance Areas are captured in Implementation Plans, to be overseen by the LIBER Board, supported by a comprehensive Communications Strategy. The Strategy itself, and the Implementation Plans, will be reviewed regularly by the Board to ensure that they reflect current LIBER strategies and priorities.

The objectives of these Key Performance Areas are captured in Implementation Plans, to be overseen by the LIBER Board, supported by a comprehensive Communications Strategy. The Strategy itself, and the Implementation Plans, will be reviewed regularly by the Board to ensure that they reflect current LIBER strategies and priorities. The Strategy has been produced at a time of unprecedented challenge in the European Higher Education sector, which has changed following the current economic crisis being experienced in many parts of Europe. These changes are being observed in many European countries - both by Universities and by the European Commission. It is a challenging time in which to produce a new strategy. What LIBER has done is to take the challenges identified by a PEST analysis (looking at Political, Economic, Social and Technological developments) and to identify the opportunities, which are considerable, that this analysis has offered for growth and development in facilities and services to support LIBER Participants. This new Strategy builds on the successes and learning of the previous LIBER Strategy and the past work and experience of the Steering Committees and Board members to raise LIBER's profile as a European library organisation. Infusing the whole of the strategy are the concepts of collaboration and prioritisation of resources. LIBER has identified and defined the areas in which it feels it can best work in the period 2013-15. Alongside the 3 Key Performance Areas, LIBER will also work in partnership and collaboration with other groupings and library organisations in Europe to deliver a library infrastructure which meets the growing needs of library users.

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Association of European Research Libraries

Acronym:LIBER

Stakeholder(s):

  • LIBER Executive Board

  • Dr. Paul AyrisDirector of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer; President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)

  • Kristiina Hormia-PoutanenVice-President

  • Dr. Ann MathesonSecretary-General

  • Dr. Matthijs van OtegemTreasurer

  • Professor Norbert LossauChair, Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures

  • Mr Kurt de BelderChair, Steering Committee on Reshaping the Research Library

  • Wilhelm WidmarkChair, Steering Committee on Advocacy and Communications

  • Jeannette FreyLIBER Executive Board Member

  • Dr. Claudia FabianLIBER Executive Board Member

  • Julien RocheLIBER Executive Board Member

  • Dr. Lluis AngladaLIBER Executive Board Member

  • Dr. Márta Virágos

  • LIBER LibrariesLIBER libraries are many and varied: National Libraries, University Libraries, State Libraries, Special Libraries and Library Consortia. All these categories of libraries are encompassed within LIBER's new strategic plan.

  • National Libraries

  • University Libraries

  • State Libraries

  • Special Libraries

  • Library Consortia