Knowledge Exchange Week on Research and Education support in Dutch academic libraries

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Libraries of Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University, Tilburg University
Institution website:
Monday, 30 March, 2020 to Friday, 3 April, 2020
Registration fee:
Not applicable
Fee reductions/waivers:
Not applicable
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Saturday, 1 February, 2020
Accommodation not provided

The Libraries of Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University and Maastricht University are pleased to announce that they jointly organize the Knowledge Exchange Week focusing on experiences and challenges related to research and education support.

Experts at the three libraries will highlight different aspects of how they support education and research at their respective institutions, and will showcase some of their initiatives and best practices.

The three universities - situated in relative proximity to each other - each have their own signature: technical sciences, social sciences and an academic medical centre. This combination guarantees an interesting, varied program.

The main topics will be:

- Supporting researchers and policy makers in the transition to Open Science;

- Open Science and Research Data Management in the Social Sciences and Humanities;

- Education Support: Digital Learning Environment/learning spaces, Skills support, eLearning.


The program consists of a stay of 1,5 days at each of the three participating University Libraries: Eindhoven University of Technology (, Tilburg University (, Maastricht University (

For a detailed program: see annexed document.

This staff week is aimed at library professionals with varied backgrounds working in libraries of higher education institutions with interest in sharing ideas, benchmarking of practices and networking with international colleagues.

Please note that an active participation is required.

Participants are asked to contribute to the program with a presentation (on the basis of a blog or vlog) of their experiences during the week.

The number of participants should be at least 6 and at most 10, with a maximum of 2 attendees per institution. Selection is made according to your stated motivation and reasons for taking part in this program.

You can apply for the Staff Week by filling in the application form (link).

Registration is open until February 1, 2020.

Acceptance will be confirmed by March 1, 2020.

All coffee breaks and lunches are included.

Participants are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and other living expenses.



- Detailed program


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