>Consorcio Madroño celebrates 20-year anniversary with the working days: “University libraries facing the challenges of the future”

Consorcio Madroño celebrates 20-year anniversary with the working days: “University libraries facing the challenges of the future”

The 20th anniversary of Consorcio Madroño

The Consortium of Universities of the Autonomous Region of Madrid and the UNED for Library Cooperation (known as the Madroño Consortium, or “Consorcio Madroño”) was created in 1999 with the goal of increasing scientific production at its member universities, improving the quality of library services and promoting plans for cooperation amongst its members. Since then, cooperation, quality and support for research have comprised the entity’s identifying trademarks. Similarly, it is the only Spanish consortium of libraries certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality standard.

This year, when it is celebrating twenty years of existence, Consorcio Madroño has led to its initiative to hold the day titled “University libraries facing the challenges of the future” where new topics and challenges are arising, including:

  • The digital transformation at universities
  • The commitment to Open Science
  • A new paradigm in teaching and learning in digital environments
  • Support for research beyond just access to essential information resources
  • The development of new services to meet new needs within the university community

Planned schedule

20th June:

Hour Subject
10:30 a.m. Inscription.
11:00 a.m. Welcome and institutional introduction. Francisco Javier de la Mata, President of Consorcio Madroño, and Alejandro Arranz Calvo, General Director for Research and Innovation Community of Madrid.
11:15 a.m. “Libraries in a computational age” Chris Bourg. Director of MIT Libraries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
12:15 a.m. SECTION 1: The contribution to Open Science made by university libraries

  • Introductory presentation: Eva Méndez Rodríguez. Assistant Vice-Rector of Scientific Policy (UC3M) and Chair of the Open Science Policy Platform of the European Commission.
  • 12:45 a.m. Round table discussion:
    • With the participation of: Ignasi Labastida (Director of the Office for Knowledge Dissemination at UB), Lluís Anglada (CSUC), Mabela Casal (Director of the University Library, USC), Manuel Gértrudix (Vice-Rector for Quality, Ethics and Good Governance, URJC).
    • Moderated by: Teresa Malo de Molina (Director of the UC3M library)
2:00 p.m. Lunch break.
3:00 p.m. SECTION 2: New spaces for learning and cooperation at university libraries: MakerSpaces and Digital Laboratories.

  • Introductory presentation: Lars Binau (DTU, Denmark Technical University)..
  • 3:30 p.m. Round table discussion:
    • With the participation of: María José Ariza (director of the UG library), Rosa Sánchez (UC3M), Anna Magre (Pompeu Fabra University).
    • Moderated by: María Soledad Vicente (Director of the URJC library)
4:45 p.m. “Consorcio Madroño: 20 years of achievements.” María Boyer (director of the UPM library), Santiago Fernández-Conti (director of the UAM library), Ianko López (technical director of Consorcio Madroño)
5:15 p.m. Summary of the day and farewell
8:30 p.m. Dinner for participants. Café Comercial (Glorieta de Bilbao, 7. Metro: Bilbao).

21st June:

Hour Subject
9:00 a.m. “The Present and Challenges for University Libraries: The case of Chile.” Gabriela Ortúzar. Director of information services and libraries (University of Chile).
10:00 a.m. SECTION 3: Digital education and its impact on university libraries.

  • Introductory presentation: Carlos Delgado Kloos (Vice-Rector for Strategy and Digital Education UC3M).
  • 10:30 a.m. Round table discussion:
    • With the participation of: César Cáceres Taladriz (Head of the Innovation on Digital Education Centre URJC online), Rosa Sánchez Fernández (UNED), Maribel Domínguez Aroca (UAH), Raúl Aguilera (UC3M), Lourdes Lledó (UAH).
    • Moderated by: Isabel Calzas (Director of the UNED library)
11:45 a.m. Coffee break.
12:15 p.m. SECTION 4: Digital humanities.

  • Introductory presentation: Kirsty Lingstadt (Head of Digital Library, University of Edinburgh).
  • 12:45 a.m. Round table discussion:
    • With the participation of: Salvador Ros (UNED), Teresa Malo de Molina (UC3M), Esteban Romero Frías (University of Granada), Agnès Ponsati (CSIC).
    • Moderated by: María Dolores Ballesteros (Director of the UAH library)
2:00 p.m. Conclusions and farewell. Francisco Javier de la Mata, President of Consorcio Madroño, and José Manuel Torralba Castelló, General Director of Universities and Higher Arts Education Community of Madrid.

More information in the program.

Meeting details

20 and 21 June 2019
Init Time: Thursday 10:30 a.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.
End Time: Thursday 5:15 p.m. (at around), friday 2:00 p.m. (at around)

Location: ETSI Minas y Energía (UPM). Salón de actos. Calle Ríos Rosas, 21, 28003 Madrid
By tube: Ríos Rosas (L1)
By bus (EMT): 3 – 12 – 37 – 45 – 149


Registration form will be published at the end of April.

Please, contact the Consorcio Madroño technical office for more information.

2019-06-27T14:14:12+00:00 10/04/2019|


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