Dear Colleagues and Library Partners;

The Bibliothekartag is never a routine business. Many contributors are involved in making the congress a success. At the moment, it is even less natural to prepare a large congress.

We have begun preparations for the Bibliothekartag 2021 in Bremen and are staying positive. Many colleagues have learned in recent months that what libraries offer is very important for their communities. These offerings include location-independent virtual services as well as a presence on campus, in the community or municipality. Priorities are being redefined, and libraries are and should continue to be a part of this.

We wish to support you in adjusting your priorities in a joint exchange of expertise with colleagues and library partners and in meeting each other in person. Companies and partners of libraries should be enabled to present their services and talk to their customers in an attractive setting. The Congress Centrum Bremen and Messe Bremen offer a safe meeting place with sufficient space. We, as organising associations, pay special attention to the implementation of the necessary hygiene concepts. This ranges from the continuous supply of fresh air through a well-developed ventilation system, walking route guidance in the industry exhibition to the broadening of the offers to exhibitors. We are also planning to stream several lectures and to integrate virtual formats.

And with this, we would like to invite you to the 109. Bibliothekartag  from 15 to 18 June 2021 in Bremen!

Dr. Ute Engelkenmeier

Chairwomen BIB

Konstanze Söllner

Chairwomen VDB