Job: Advocacy Officer

4/30/15 –  Advocacy Officer
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands


LIBER is seeking an Advocacy Officer to work on our European projects relating to policy and advocacy and to support the Executive Director in developing our advocacy programme.

The post-holder will work on advocacy and policy in the areas of copyright and text and data mining, open access, and research data management.

S/he will work to build LIBER’s network and identify and implement new opportunities for engagement with relevant stakeholders e.g. though workshops, drafting of targeted information material, online engagement.

You will be joining a small and international team of highly motivated individuals and must be comfortable working both as part of a team and autonomously.

Full job description available here: AdvocacyOfficer

Terms and conditions of employment

This position is full time for a period of 2 years.

The post will be located in the LIBER Office in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. Travel outside The Netherlands will be required.

Salary will be based on Scale 10: minimum €2,512 to maximum gross €3,804 per month fulltime, plus a vacation allowance of 8% and a December allowance of 8.33%. In addition you will be entitled to 42 days holiday per year. The Labour Agreement is based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Centres (

Out-of-hours working, including occasional weekends, will be expected in association with conferences and meetings.

For further information contact Susan Reilly, LIBER Executive Director: e-mail:


Interested? Please send your CV with a covering letter in English to: Please mention clearly your phone number and skype ID. Only applications from individuals with a valid visa to work in Europe can be considered.

Applications from LIBER members or other individuals wishing to work on secondment are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 18th of May 2015Skype interviews will be held on the week of the 1st of  June (to be confirmed).

Job: EU Projects and Advocacy Manager

1/6/15 –  EU Projects and Advocacy Manager
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

To apply please send a CV and covering letter by 7 January 2015 to:
Susan Reilly
Executive Director

Interviews will be held via Skype on either the 14th or 19th of January 2015.

Do you possess a strong background of working on European projects and a good knowledge of Horizon 2020? Are you passionate about the role of libraries in creating an information infrastructure to enable world class research?

LIBER is seeking an EU Projects & Advocacy Manager to manage LIBER’s participation in European projects, identify new project funding opportunities, and to raise awareness of such opportunities amongst the LIBER network. He/she will also work closely with the Executive Director to develop and lead advocacy initiatives on key issues for research libraries in Europe.

Key relationships:
This position reports to the LIBER Executive Director.

LIBER plans to fill the post of EU Projects & Advocacy Manager in March 2015. A job description can be found here:

Project & Advocacy Manager

More about us:
LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than forty countries and is the principal association of European research libraries. LIBER has an exciting and dynamic future programme. Its current strategic goals are in the areas of scholarly communication and research infrastructures, reshaping research libraries to meet future needs, advocacy and communications, library management, and the development of services and facilities for European researchers.