26–27 February 2019 • Marseille, France
Libraries are continuously evolving to meet changing community needs. Ongoing demands and opportunities—driven by technology advancements, data overload, heightened institutional complexities, and user preferences—make keeping pace difficult, and getting and staying ahead even more so. But what if you changed your frame of reference, and focused instead on leading change? Join fellow OCLC member leaders to discuss how libraries can move beyond incremental progress and instead change the game, transforming not only your libraries, but your communities. Together we will share ideas and experiences that dramatically expand the boundaries of librarianship.
Technology & innovation
From evolution to revolution
Chart a dramatically different course
Spaces & resources
From collections to connections
Redefine your library’s delivery
Analytics & data
From what we count to what counts
Measure outcomes versus activity
From allies to advocates
Become indispensable to your community
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event held in Marseille, France. The active two-day agenda was designed for attendees representing all library types and will feature thought leaders from within and outside of the library community, including library colleagues and OCLC leadership. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow library leaders to share ideas, learnings, and insights.
This conference was created especially for current and emerging library leaders across all library types—academic and research, public, special, and others. Programming and discussions are centred on library leadership’s opportunity to change the game, both today and into the future. We welcome all staff members from OCLC member libraries who would like to join this strategic discussion around changing the game.
Please direct questions about event participation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programming and agenda at EMEARC19 are led by the EMEA Executive Committee, composed of respected leaders from the library community. We sincerely appreciate their expertise and partnership.
Wageningen University, Netherlands
University of Barcelona, Spain
Koç University, Turkey
The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library, Denmark
Frankfurt City Library, Germany
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Ben Khalifa University, Qatar
National Library of South Africa, South Africa
State and University Library Göttingen, University of Göttingen, Germany
Kunsthistorische Institute, Florence, Italy
All libraries—both OCLC members and non-member institutions—within the EMEA region can take part in the OCLC EMEA Regional Council (EMEARC). Representatives from OCLC member libraries are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about EMEARC and OCLC governance.