2nd International Library Staff Week

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
The University of Southern Denmark
Institution website:
Monday, 17 June, 2024 to Thursday, 20 June, 2024
Registration fee:
150 Euro
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Wednesday, 31 January, 2024
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Internationalization Project Leader:
Najmeh Shaghaei - nas@bib.sdu.dk


SDU Library is delighted to invite you to join the second International Staff Training Week, June 17-20, 2024 to Go Green. The overall topic is ‘NEW ROLES FOR LIBRARIES: Sustainability & Citizen Science’.

The roles of research libraries are changing. Sustainability and connecting the university with the outside world is high on the agenda of most universities. But how to get started?

This Erasmus Staff Week will get your insight, knowledge, and practical advice – and may inspire you to get started.

The University of Southern Denmark is a certified sustainable green library and furthermore host the SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Centre. Both areas can play a pivotal role in competence development and actions towards students, researchers, and the community.


During this staff week we focus on two important topics of “Sustainability” and “Citizen Science”, as tracking progress towards the sustainability requires high-quality, timely and accessible data, often in areas where very little data exists today. At the same time, it demands public engagement, not only to keep up pressure on libraries to act, but also to generate the broad societal transformations required to bring the goals within reach.


We take great pleasure in fostering the exchange of knowledge and experiences on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Library as a Sustainability Leader - Initiative, Principles and Practice
  • Sustainable Library Services

  • Sustainable Library support for researchers
  • Citizen Science and the role of libraries
  • Citizen Science and collaboration with Faculty
  • Citizen Science: Reaching out to high schools

The programme will include the University staff presentations, participant presentations, interactive sessions, and cultural events. Participants will be afforded valuable opportunities to engage in knowledge exchange, learn from one another, and actively partake in enriching discussions.


Participants are expected to obtain Erasmus+ mobility grants from their home institutions to cover the costs of travel, living and other arrangements related to their participation. Please note that the program is preliminary, and any adjustments will be announced well in advance of the event.

The working language will be English for all activities.



The preliminary program is attached. 


If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via lsw@bib.sdu.dk


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