Ladies and Gentleman,
Colleagues,
Exhibitors, Sponsors and Corporate Partners,

“Open and Connected” – Both the People and our Libraries. This is the motto of the 107th Deutscher Bibliothekartag in 2018, the largest European librarian conference.

The library community meets in Berlin. FaMIs, librarians and many other libraries, companies and partners of the libraries will be guests at the Estrel Hotel & Congress Center, which offers a fresh ambience and a newly renovated exhibition space.
For 2018, the organizers wish to offer not only a classic conference program, but also to promote self-reliance and new learning experiences. The successful hands-on labs will once again take place and other new forms of work environments are available. With an improved and more individualized range of facilities, the associations wish to create the appropriate working environment for new topics and projects.

“Open and Connected” should be a motto not only for libraries, but also for the participants at the conference. Of course, there is a diverse conference program, but you also have access to the Berlin libraries with an extensive program. A regular check of the congress website is well worth the time!

We cordially invite you to the 107th Bibliothekartag in Berlin and look forward to new encounters and fresh ideas!

Konstanze Söllner

Chair of the VDB

Vesna Steyer

Chair of the BIB