Libraries ⇆ Research

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Sapienza university - Rome
Institution website:
Monday, 18 June, 2018 to Friday, 22 June, 2018
Registration fee:
No fees applied.
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Friday, 6 April, 2018
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Agnese Galeffi
Sapienza Library System

What libraries do for research - How libraries do research

Sapienza University 1st International Staff Week for Libraries

Rome 18-22 June 2018




Staff week themes

What libraries do for research

One of academic libraries’ first goal is support research and teaching activities carried on by the university they serve. It may entail open access advisory, repository management, electronic publishing support, information literacy, etc. 

How libraries do research

In 2016 Elizabeth Blakesley in a column for The Journal of Academic Librarianship has written “Librarians are by and large practitioners […] required to do research and publication as an add-on. None of us have time or are particularly rewarded for concentrating on research”. Despite this, libraries are often involved in partnership with corporate bodies, companies or single researchers in order to develop projects, services, products.

The aim of the 1st International Staff Week for Libraries is bring together librarians and researchers in order to share successful or even controversial experiences, services and initiatives and to foster the discussion.


Call for participation and selection of applicants

For a successful Staff week, active participants play a big role in exchanging ideas and experiences in order to have fruitful discussions with colleagues. Applications will be selected on the basis of potential contributions to the Staff week’s outcomes (See Job description and Abstract in Application form).

The candidate should

  • Have a job experience related to at least one Staff week’s topic;
  • Submit an abstract of the experience, service or initiative to be presented during one of the Staff week’s sessions;
  • Actively participate to the round tables;
  • Have a working knowledge of English language in order to present and participate.


How to apply



Practical information

Participants: up to 35 (max 2 per institution). Please, forward this invitation to all interested people in your Institution. All participants will be asked to participate actively to the sessions.

The venue will be the Sapienza University, main campus and off-site locations (in downtown Rome).

Further details (partner accommodations, transportation logistic, maps, etc.) will be sent to participants.


No fee is applied. Participants will cover their own expenses. Coffee breaks and welcome reception are included in the program. Participants are encouraged to use the Erasmus Mobility Grant.


Important Dates

Deadline for application: Friday, April 06, 2018.

Confirmation will be sent by email before Friday, April 20, 2018.


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