Presenter Profile Series: Olivia Karin Diehr

We are just about a month away from the the 44th Annual IAMSLIC Conference & 6th AFRIAMSLIC Regional Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda. Follow our Presenter Profile Series to to learn more about this year’s speakers for #IAMSLICUganda.

We start the series with Olivia Diehr from the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Library.

A little bit about Olivia…

Olivia Karin Diehr is head of the library at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Germany). Olivia started her library career in Rostock Public Library, where she worked in the position of a library assistant before she studied librarianship at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK). In 1994 Olivia graduated with a degree in librarianship. The job opportunities had changed completely after the German reunification. Olivia grabbed the opportunity and started working in academic libraries. She worked in a Governmental University of Applied Sciences (FHöVPR) in Guestrow and at the Greifswald University Library, which is one of Germany’s oldest university libraries. Since August 2008 Olivia has
held the position of librarian at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Rostock-Warnemuende. In 2015 she attended her first IAMSLIC conference held in Rome, Italy. Olivia is very grateful to collaborate with marine scientists as well as with information specials from all over the world. Situated just off the Baltic Sea coast, Olivia’s library is certainly one of the most beautiful places to work.

Talk to Olivia in Entebbe about…

I would like to share ideas, stories and inspirations on the future of libraries. I am especially interested in talking with anyone about teaching writing as a process. On a personal level, I love outdoor activities like swimming in the Baltic, hiking & biking and SUP. Furthermore I absolutely love to cook and bake for family and friends. Or we may have a chat about the last FIFA World Cup in Russia?

Olivia will be presenting with Christian Heene on…

Title: Nationwide “publish and read” Agreements with Publishers – the German Projekt DEAL

Abstract: The Projekt DEAL is a consortium of German libraries, universities, and research institutions with started negotiations with the publisher Elsevier in 2016. DEAL wants to set up nationwide “publish and read” agreements with publishers. By paying a lump sum to cover publication costs, all papers authored by German-based researchers would be published open access. This new payment model would certainly have a global impact. Besides Elsevier, there are ongoing negotiations with the publishers SpringerNature and Wiley. We will introduce the recent developments and discuss whether DEAL could be a model for other IAMSLIC libraries.

Connect with Olivia through…

Leibniz Institute twitter account: @Ostseeforschung
Leibniz Institute Facebook page:

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