Librarian Day

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Librarian days or library days are conferences and central advanced training events for library staff.


Librarian Day

Participant card for the 1st German Librarianship Conference , Marburg 1900

The German Librarian's Day has been the annual (with interruptions) meeting of librarians in Germany since 1900 . Originally limited to the librarians at academic libraries , the public libraries are now also included. The organizers are the Association of German Librarians and the Information Library Association .

The German Librarianship Day takes place annually in different locations, the first was organized in Marburg in 1900 . It is the largest national advanced training event for all library and information workers in German-speaking countries. For several years now, the German Library Association has held its annual conference as part of the German Librarians' Day. Every third year the Congress for Information and Library takes place in Leipzig, which is organized by the Vereinigung Bibliothek & Information Deutschland and which is also the librarian day in the respective calendar year.

Since 1999, the web pages of previous Librarian Days have been stored in an archive on the portal to the Librarian Days.

The lecture slides of the Librarian Days have been published on the OPUS server of the Information Library professional association since 2001, provided the authors agree.

The 94th German Librarianship Day took place from March 15th to 18th, 2005 at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and had around 2,500 participants. The 95th German Librarianship Day from March 21 to 24, 2006 in Dresden had 3,266 participants. The 97th German Librarians' Day took place in Mannheim from June 3 to 6, 2008 . There were more than 2,800 participants registered in advance, plus day visitors. The 106th with 3,500 participants took place in Frankfurt from May 30 to June 2, 2017.

Since 2011 there has been a discussion about a "gender-sensitive" name for the industry meeting.

The Librarian's Day, which was planned in Hanover in 2020, had to be canceled due to the measures taken to combat the corona pandemic .

Further meetings

In addition to the German Librarians' Day and the Congress for Information and Libraries, there are a number of smaller events with comparable target groups and topics; these include regional library days in individual federal states, the INETBIB conference , the BibCamp and the annual conferences of the individual library associations .


The Austrian Librarian's Day has been the central advanced training event of the Association of Austrian Librarians, which has been held at different locations every two years since 1950 . Only twice had to be deviated from the two-year rhythm. The 30th Austrian Librarians' Day took place in 2009 one year late. The 32nd Librarian's Day did not take place until 2015, whereby the postponement of this Librarian's Day was accompanied by a petition by the VÖB regarding the reduction of federal subsidies for holding and promoting scientific activities of the association.


The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) holds its annual conference "World Library and Information Congress: ... IFLA General Conference and Council" at different locations worldwide. The last IFLA meeting in Germany was in Berlin in 2003.

Web links

Commons : Librarian Day  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Simon Streib: Inside DBT - How to organize the largest library training event in German-speaking countries . In: o-bib. The open library journal / published by the VDB . tape 5 , no. 1 , March 26, 2018, ISSN  2363-9814 , p. 100–104 ( [accessed March 30, 2018]).
  2. ^ Archive , at, accessed on December 27, 2018
  3. German Librarian day on, accessed on 27 December 2018
  4. ^ Request to change the name "Librarian Day"! Retrieved June 11, 2018 .
  5. ^ Cancellation of the Librarian's Day 2020 in Hanover. Association of German Librarians, April 1, 2020, accessed on April 1, 2020 .
  6. ^ Petition based on the resolution of the General Assembly of the Association of Austrian Librarians (VÖB). In: VÖBBLOG. VÖB , October 21, 2011, accessed April 4, 2018 .