From 15.06. to 18.06.2021 the 109th Deutscher Bibliothekartag will take place at the Bremen Exhibition Center under the motto ‘buten und binnen – wagen und winnen‘. Organizers* are the BIB – Berufsverband Information Bibliothek e.V. and the VDB – Verein Deutscher Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare e.V.
The Bibliothekartag takes place – but in a different way: We combine digital elements with an on-site reference event on three full days: Tuesday to Thursday live and on-site, Friday completely digital.
‘wagen und winnen’ will accompany us in the planning of the physically taking place Librarians’ Day in the next weeks and months; the hygiene standards valid for the next year will certainly be adhered to, we are planning in different scenarios! The space available in Bremen is generous, the number of participants will probably be limited, digital elements are also planned parallel to the on-site program.
We expect to be able to meet you personally in Bremen. For this, we need planning security and ask you to dare something together with us and to register early in the next few weeks (regardless of whether you participate in the Call for Papers as a potential speaker).
Early registration means that we are now offering you the I’m-in-ticket: This voucher is a binding day ticket, which you can use next year
- on the one hand, you can set your desired day (the physical Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or the virtual Friday) until 31 March
- on the other hand, it also gives you the opportunity to upgrade your day ticket to a full congress ticket (subject to availability) after the official end of the early-booking period until 13 May at the early-booking price.
In any case, it ensures you (in case you cannot or do not want to decide earlier) at least the participation in the ‘virtual Friday’! Both associations have had to pay high cancellation fees as organizers* in 2020; for Bremen it is important – in order to guarantee the existence of the Bibliothekartag in the long term – to avoid this. We need your collegial support in order to be able to implement the plans for the Bibliothekartag in Bremen in a binding and financially secure manner. Take advantage of this offer!
The organizers will prepare a larger part of the program themselves when planning this Bibliothekartag. Only in this way can time and space planning, hygiene measures and costs be brought into a good relationship. And of course, as always, there will be a Call for Papers – this time only a little later than usual.
P.S.: Of course there will also be a Covid19 version of the congress party – without dancing and probably outside on the exhibition grounds. The companies will also present themselves again in Bremen.