The University of Bologna will be hosting the 2024 Staff Training Week (STW) “Old and New Challenges for Librarians from 24 June to 28 June, 2024.  

Applications are now open! Register by 14 April. 


The STW is intended to discuss how some of the traditional services offered by Academic Libraries are undergoing a process of transformation and how new services are being developed, due to external and internal factors pushing toward new visions of the role of Libraries and Librarians. 

The topics we are going to explore are: 

  1. Cooperative services: Participating or Coordinating national/regional/Inter-University/Intra-university services (OPACs, Digital Libraries, Discovery Tools etc.)   

  1. Information literacy: the service of the information landscape including open science and artificial intelligence 

  1. Cultural heritage: The role of libraries for the digitisation and the sharing of FAIR data 

The Staff Training Week is addressed only to University Librarians familiar with / interested in one or more of the topics of the Staff Training Week.   


The programme is free of charge. Accommodation, travel costs, lunches and dinners are not included and can be covered by using Erasmus+ Staff Mobility grants. 
For further info about the STW, rules, programme and applications: