The Organisation

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, is the main network for research libraries in Europe. LIBER has more than 400 members, who comprise national, university and other libraries from over 40 countries. LIBER represents the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers on a wide range of issues, from, open science, developments in scholarly communication to the future of the (digital) library. LIBER advocates on issues such as copyright and open access, and collaborates with its member libraries on European-funded projects. LIBER’s flagship event is its Annual Conference, which brings together library professionals to meet and learn from each other.

With its vast network of research libraries, LIBER leads the LEARN work package on Dissemination. LIBER will run the project website and the social media accounts, and will use its existing network to build an engaged LEARN audience among universities, research organisations, researchers and policy makers.

The team

Susan Reilly is the Executive Director at LIBER, and is one of the authors of the LERU Roadmap. Susan has been with LIBER since 2011 and has become an expert in the area of data sharing and open data policies, having worked on European projects such as ODE, PASTEUR4OA and RECODE. She has published widely about the role of libraries in supporting data management. Susan will incorporate the LEARN outcomes into LIBER advocacy work in relation to EU policy and advocate for the uptake of the LEARN Toolkit at institutional level.

Susan Reilly

Susan Reilly

Melanie Imming is the EU Projects Manager at LIBER, responsible for overseeing all LIBER’s EU Project activities. Melanie has been with LIBER since 2014. Before LIBER, she worked with the National Library of the Netherlands, where she has led several innovative projects focused on the development of the digital library. She was also Sub Project Lead in the EU funded FP7 SCAPE project. Melanie is experienced in dissemination, communications and translating more technical themes to the greater public.

Melanie Imming

Melanie Imming

Friedel Grant is LIBER’s Communications Officer. She helps to spread the word for a number of EU projects, in which LIBER is a partner, by producing everything from blog posts to infographics. Previously, Friedel worked for Europeana and The European Library. Friedel Grant

Contact us

Susan Reilly


Phone: +31 (0)70 314 07 29